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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MRes Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Programme code:MOR-SER-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Andrea Utley Contact


Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent (for example a pass in MBChB, BDS), in a relevant scientific discipline, normally biological, sport and exercise or biomedical sciences, but a natural sciences or engineering graduate will be considered subject to evidence of biological knowledge at an appropriate level.
English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any single component. Alternative English
language requirements that are acceptable are:
• TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
• Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component
• Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component
• Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Biomedical Sciences (Sport & Exercise Science)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Masters Taught Student Examination Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Subject benchmark statements for biomedical/ biological sciences Masters programmes do not exist. However, students will be expected to demonstrate the characteristics embodied in the QAA Qualifications Frameworks level descriptors for Masters degrees ('s-degree-characteristics-statement.pdf?sfvrsn=6ca2f981_10).

Programme specification:

The programme will provide students with an opportunity to study Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation with an emphasis of the core topics of biomechanics, exercise psychology, motor control, neuroscience, and physiology. Students will be exposed to a range of advanced tools and techniques in a highly research active environment. The programme is designed to train students to be ready to begin work as an exercise and rehabilitation specialist, PhD student or as junior research assistants working in an academic or industrial/exercise environment. This distinctive course has a strong emphasis on developing skills for practice and practical application within appropriate environments. The course provides specialised knowledge in sport and exercise rehabilitation disciplines including; functional sports anatomy, movement assessment, musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, sports injuries, exercise physiology and health, sports nutrition, physical activity and health, exercise prescription.

By the end of the course students will have;
- gained knowledge of the process of project management including project preparation, organisation and implementation;
- completed a research project demonstrating competent use of a range of practical research techniques applicable to their topic area;
- gained experience in experimental planning, execution and analysis and presentation of research data including the use of appropriate statistical tests;
- generate a comprehensive online wiki of the methods used in the project that would be useful for anyone wanting to repeat the experiments.
- prepared and submitted a dissertation in a scientifically acceptable format. This dissertation should include an appropriate summary of relevant literature, an outline of aims of the project, descriptions of the methods used, details of the results obtained, conclusions drawn from these results and indications for future studies that might be undertaken. There is an expectation that material from the dissertation would be of a quality suitable to contribute to scientific publication;
- developed sophisticated skills in the appropriate and selective use of electronic literature search tools such as Web of Science and Medline;
- given a short presentation of the project and its findings (viva), and answered questions on the subject of the project work;
- presented work in poster format and/or a presentation at a suitable session.

With this Masters, you will be able to apply what you have learned to any physical activity, exercise or sporting event that requires a sport and exercise specialist, with immediate effect.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students will be required to take 180 credits of taught modules.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study all compulsory modules:

BMSC5125MAdvanced Data Analysis Techniques15 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr
BMSC5301MAdvanced Research Topics30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Jan to 31 May
BMSC5395MMRes Research Project120 credits1 Jan to 31 Dec (12mth)

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 15 credits of optional modules:

SPSC5126MMotor Control and Neurorehabilitation15 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec (adv yr)
SPSC5127MExercise and Psychological Health15 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec (adv yr)
SPSC5128MAdvanced Exercise Physiology15 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec (adv yr)
SPSC5215MMotor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation15 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

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