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1 year

Part-time

2 years

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Brayford Pool

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Course Code

SPEXSCMS

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1 year

Part-time

2 years

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Brayford Pool

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Course Code

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MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies 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

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

SPEXSCMS

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

SPEXSCMS

Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson - Programme Leader

Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson - Programme Leader

Professor Allen-Collinson is Professor in Sociology and Physical Culture and Director of the Health Advancement Research Team (HART); an international and multi-disciplinary team. As a qualitative sociologist, her principal research interests cohere around the sociology of the body, embodiment and the senses, health and well being, identity and identity work, and sociological and feminist phenomenology.

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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.

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.

How You Study

Research is an essential component of the School’s activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that support the development of the next generation of researchers.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, students can benefit from a tailored programme of research training that enables them to build on their existing knowledge and acquire the advanced skills and expertise needed to achieve their individual career aspirations.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisors, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How you are assessed

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

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.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

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.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

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.
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