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1 year

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2 years

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Brayford Pool

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SPEXSCMS

MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

Sport and Exercise Science programmes at Lincoln benefit from specialist facilities, research-active staff and links with practitioners. The School aims to provide students with an ideal environment to enhance their career.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

SPEXSCMS

Dr Hannah Henderson - Senior Lecturer

Dr Hannah Henderson - Senior Lecturer

Dr Hannah Henderson's research interests cohere around the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based projects, with a particular interest in complex, multi-level interventions. Hannah is currently involved in projects developing physical wellbeing in policing and evaluation of community-based health interventions.

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Welcome to MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

This MSc by Research is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport 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.

Research Areas, Projects and Topics

The School welcomes applications from students who wish to study postgraduate research degrees MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD in areas allied to our departmental research interests. We are currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels under five principal groupings:

  • Biofeedback in Sport Group (BIO)
  • Health Advancement Research Team (HART)
  • Mental Toughness Research Group (MTOUGH)
  • Physiology of Exercise and Sport Performance (PESP)
  • Youth Sport Research Group (YSR)

For more information, please visit the School’s research pages.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in 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 programme.

How you are assessed

The MSc by Research requires the presentation of a thesis and an oral (viva voce) examination.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

All applications are, however, considered on the individual basis of work and other life experiences through the University's Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning procedures.

Facilities

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 sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, coach education, and sports nutrition. 

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to careers in sport and exercise science, both in practical and academic areas of the industry. Some may go on to work in commerce or the health professions.

Meet the Graduate

Alice Carter, MSc by Research

Alice successfully completed her BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching at Lincoln before continuing her adventure and undertaking an MSc by Research in Sports Development. She chose to stay in the area after her studies and is now a Project Manager at Lincoln City Foundation  a charity dedicated to creating healthier, happier, and inspired communities.

You can read more about the success of our graduates on our Alumni Community pages.

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Alice Carter

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Additional costs may include students individual purchase of text books, materials, and costs of travel and accommodation during data collection periods.

How to Apply

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisors on an individual basis.

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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.