MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
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This MSc by Research is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sports and exercise science.
The School offers the MSc by Research in a range of different subject areas, depending upon the specialist research interests of members of staff. The programme enables students to build their own specialism in sport and exercise science, whilst exploring and developing their research ideas. It is designed to prepare students for a career in research or academia.
Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching
At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.
We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed.
Facilities and Expertise
The University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. Our experienced staff have academic and professional expertise in a range of areas including physical activity and health promotion, evaluation, sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, coach education, and sports nutrition.
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
Research Areas, Projects, and Topics
The School is currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels.
The research is organized under the remit of our two, primary research groupings:
- Performance Research Group (including biofeedback in sport; physiology of exercise and sports performance)
- Wellbeing Research Group (including health advancement research; sport and exercise psychology).
How You Study
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programs, the majority of time is spent on independent study and research.
Students will have regular meetings with their academic supervisors, but the frequency of these will vary depending on the mode of study, individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of the program.
How You Are Assessed
The MSc by Research requires the presentation of a thesis and where requested an oral (viva voce) examination.
A research program provides the opportunity to build expertise in your chosen field while developing a range of valuable transferable skills that can support your career progression. A research-based degree is also the most direct pathway to an academic career and is a great chance to expand your network and meet diverse people with similar interests, knowledge, and passion.
The University’s Doctoral School provides a focal point for Lincoln’s community of researchers, where ideas and experiences can be developed and shared across disciplines. It also oﬀers support and training to help equip you for both academic and non-academic careers.
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