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MRes Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Research)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year / programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to exercise and rehabilitation and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the sport, exercise and rehabilitation;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
- critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the sport, exercise and rehabilitation.
- completed a research project demonstrating competent use of a range of practical research techniques applicable to their topic area.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will acquire the following transferable skills:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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