Students must apply via one of the following online application forms:-
Course starts: 12 October 2020Apply now
The course mixes taught elements with independent research and self-directed study. There is flexibility to pursue personal interests in considerable depth, with guidance and inspiration from supportive tutors. By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of work, feedback from clients/employers, and a record of practical and academic projects.
Compared to undergraduate studies, this Masters has more emphasis on self-directed lab work, data collection and analysis. We encourage you to undertake real-world internships and build up experience with external clients and sports clubs. This practical experience will complement the rigorous research elements of the course.
The Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Therapies programme team are busy making preparations for the start of our September 2020 start.
Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of all programmes but here at the University of Sunderland, we have developed our emergency professional standards: an effective approach to your programme of study, blending face-to-face and online teaching.
Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, self-care and workload prioritisation, with support from the academic team and the wider University services available to you.
The Sport and Exercise Science skills will continue to be taught in our outstanding Darwin laboratories and CitySpace sports hall facilities. This approach will ensure you develop your practical skills on campus alongside your peers supported by academic staff. Much of the theoretical underpinning will be taught interactively online using face to face conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams), quizzes, short video clips, case study discussions and critical debates.
The University is working on an Induction programme that we hope will bring you together with other students on your programme in addition to giving you the best possible start to the academic year. Furthermore, the Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Therapies Team are working on its own bespoke programme induction where you will meet the academic team and your personal tutor.
In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Programme Team if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, problem-based learning seminars, web-based resources, small group discussions and debates. You will develop your practical skills with workshops and laboratory classes.
Assessment methods include essays, case studies, portfolios, oral presentations, scientific reports, practical exams, data analyses, critical reviews, poster presentations and a dissertation.
Optional modules (choose one)
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
in a subject related to sport.
We will also consider applicants from other subjects though we may ask for a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of sport and exercise sciences.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
We will consider applicants from other subjects though we may ask for a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of sport and exercise sciences.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Recent Sunderland graduates are now working within the fitness industry, sports development and in Further Education colleges. Potential employers include national sports associations, sports and leisure companies, recreation services, local authorities, health bodies including the NHS, and schools and colleges.
Job roles include the following (some require further training):
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