You will be taught through a combination of real and virtual lectures, seminars, practical sessions, labs, workshops and tutorials. You will typically have around 10-14 contact hours per week. Your actual contact hours depend on the option modules you select.
Seminars and tutorials in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and other sessions. In addition, you will meet with your personal academic tutor on a regular basis.
As a Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Scientist you will have access to specific resources including state of the art laboratories housing ‘gold standard’ equipment; including eye tracker technology, brain imaging equipment (EEG), reaction timers, gas analysis systems, cardiac screening equipment, 3D imaging, isokinetic and balance dynamometry, sprint timing systems and other sport/exercise related equipment (treadmills and weights, for example). All teaching is supported by online study skills material.
There are many opportunities within the programme to focus study on areas of interest and study topics that are aligned with career ambition. All students will have a ‘consultancy’ and ‘research’ informed experience. Students will engage in activity aligned to the University consultancy unit ‘SportsLab’ that provides scientific services for sports people.
There are opportunities for paid employment for undergraduate students working for SportsLab when undertaking their studies. The staff are nationally and internationally recognised for their research, and you will have the opportunity to conduct a final year project (dissertation) which will based on a topic area of your choice utilising support from the academic, technical and professional services staff.
When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for workshops, seminars, coursework and examinations.
Each module tutors will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before and/or after class to support your learning and development. Your allocated personal academic tutor will help you review your performance, and support your independent learning.
During the final year of study the, research project (dissertation), will be an independent research programme where you will work under the supervision of a member of the academic staff who you will meet regularly.
Your overall workload typically consists of 10-14 contact hours per week. You will undertake 15-20 hours independent learning and assessment related activity. During each semester you will normally study three modules, so each module will have a 10-12 hour commitment per week.
The programme team consists of highly qualified academics, supported by a specialist professional services and highly skilled technical team. They have a range of expertise and experience across the breadth of disciplines studied on this programme.
It is a University requirement that all academic staff have, or are working towards obtaining teaching qualifications, the staff in this field are 100% compliant with this regulation. The majority of staff hold the highest academic qualification (doctorate), with a small number of staff working towards achieving this standard. Staff are research-active, and many of the Sport and Exercise Science team are at the forefront of their research fields in the UK and beyond, and have substantial experience in delivering research led and research informed teaching. You can find out more about the current teaching team on our Sport and Exercise Sciences Staff webpage. You should note that members of the teaching team might change.
The Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate cohort, and these students sometimes assist in teaching some module content in their areas of expertise, and assist with peer learning. However, the vast majority of delivery is undertaken by an experienced academic team.