University of Derby: MRes Sport and Exercise

InstitutionUniversity of Derby View institution profile
Department Life Sciences
Telephone 01332 591167
Study type Taught


**Benefit from the expert supervision of influential researchers to achieve a stand-alone research qualification and enhance your employability, or take the next step towards a doctoral degree.**

**On the course, you will:**

- Build the skills and knowledge to develop your potential and profile as a successful researcher

- Gain first-hand experience by conducting a substantial research project in the sport and exercise discipline of your choice

- Achieve a stand-alone research qualification to enhance your employability or take the next step towards a doctoral degree

- Structure your studies to suit your individual needs: full time or part time, with a blend of online learning and face-to-face contact

- Draw on our partnerships with leading sports teams and sports organisations, including internship opportunities to advance your research

- Take the chance to work as a teaching assistant within the University’s sports department

- Benefit from the expert supervision of influential researchers

- Make the most of our high-specification laboratories and sport centre

Each year we advertise a number of internship opportunities where you can work towards your MRes while gaining hands-on experience and industry insights with one of our partners. You could secure a place with a wide range of sports organisations – from professional football, cricket and rugby clubs to local authority departments promoting public health initiatives. Among the latest opportunities offered were performance analysis and strength and conditioning internships with Premiership champions, Leicester City FC.

Our academic team has excellent research and teaching credentials, as well as experience of working in applied settings. Their expertise spans everything from sport psychology and physiology to performance analysis, coaching and rehabilitation. It means you will be able to access in-depth knowledge and latest research findings in a wide range of subjects.

**Your career:**
After completing our MRes Sport and Exercise, you’ll be ideally placed to pursue a research career or any role which involves the planning, collection and analysis of data. This could be in an academic setting, the public sector or a commercial organisation – employers everywhere increasingly value high-level research skills. As well as research careers, the course paves the way to broader roles within professional sports clubs, community or public health organisations.

In addition, the MRes provides an excellent platform if you would like to continue your learning beyond masters level. Our students often go on to undertake doctoral research to obtain a PhD and your experience on the MRes will smooth your transition to the next level of academic scholarship.


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