MSc by Research in Sport and Exercise Sciences
By studying the MSc by Research within the Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University you will be joining an experienced team of researchers and supervisors who deliver Internationally Excellent and World Leading research in this field.
20% Alumni discount
UK and EU Christ Church alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on self-funded Postgraduate Taught Masters and Masters by Research.
We have four MSc by Research awards available. These are:
- MSc by Research in Sport and Exercise Science.
- MSc by Research in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
- MSc by Research in Sport Policy and Development.
- MSc by Research in Applied Health and Fitness.
Students from across our MSc by Research subject areas share a programme of study that explores the challenges common to all researchers. After these taught modules, students will then undertake an individual research project that will take the form of a dissertation or other research output agreed with their supervisor (e.g. two journal articles).
Full-time students will have 8 months to complete their research, while part-time students will have 20 months to complete. Upon successful completion of the Research Project students will be awarded an MSc by Research in their subject area.
Key features of the programme
Within the Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences our research contributes to the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (SPEAR), and Sports Lab, both of which provide research-informed scientific advice to organisations and sportspeople at a local, national and international level.
The work in this field is organised across three key themes:
- Clinical Exercise Science. This area includes research into the role of isometric and/or ambulatory exercise in reducing blood pressure, in cardiac rehabilitation, and in preventing cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
- Human Performance. This area includes research into efficiency and economy in cycling and running performance, ergometry, and psychological factors that regulate or control performance (including placebo effects).
- Policy, Politics and Education. This area includes research into Olympic and event legacy policy and education, public health and physical activity and sport policy in adults and children (including issues of sport, gender and the body), and tourism behaviours and life politics.
This is not an exhaustive list, and please contact a relevant discipline supervisor from the list below to discuss your thoughts and ideas/proposal for the MSc by research.
2018/19 tuition fees for this course
Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.
There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. The increase will reflect cost inflation in the University. Any inflationary increase will be no more than 3.5% for each year of your study. The increase will be calculated on the previous year’s tuition fees and not the tuition fees at the start of the course.
Government loans of up to £10,280 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2018. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.
The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948
Read more about postgraduate masters student loans.
Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.
Additional course costs
Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.
Costs applicable to all students
||Own purchase text books
|Travel to other sites
||Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
|Library Fees and Fines
||Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
|Printing & Photocopying
||The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
||It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student
General principle policy
The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here
|Category||Included in the tuition fee||Additional cost to student|
|Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc)
||No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module.
||Yes if the trip is optional.
|Travel and accommodation costs for placements
Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.
Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements.
||Own purchase text books.
|DBS / Health checks
|Professional Body registration
|Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons)
|Clothing / Kit
||Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons.
||Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
||Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course.
||Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
|Library fees and fines
|Printing and photocopying
||No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
||Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
||It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself.
||Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.
How to apply
Before you begin your application you will need to consult with the relevant academic to help determine a viable research project. Once you have contacted a supervisor, you will need to complete the following application information form.
Once completed, please start your full application online. You will be required to upload your application information form during the online application.
For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.
About Sport and Exercise Sciences
By studying for the MSc by Research in this field you will be joining a vibrant cohort of both undergraduate and post-graduate students at Canterbury Christ Church University. You will be supported by enthusiastic and highly qualified tutors and will gain the knowledge and skills to support you in your chosen career.