Students must apply via one of the following online application forms:-
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.
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.
Designated core modules (you must choose one of the following, but you may choose the other as an option)
Optional modules (choose at least one)
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Sunderland's typical offer will be a 2:2 honours degree in a subject related to sport. We will consider applicants from other subjects though we may ask for a portfolio of evidence.
The University recognises the value of professional experience. Prospective students with appropriate professional experience may claim exemption for up to 50% of the taught elements through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
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.
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):