University of Derby: Sport and Exercise

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


We’ve developed this course to allow you to focus on the sport and exercise discipline of your choice, so you can tailor your learning to your own interests. You can research many aspects of sport and exercise, from competitive professional sport through to recreational exercise for health. We will provide you with access to a skilled team of professionals with experience conducting and publishing research, who can mentor you through your development as a researcher. Our facilities provide an excellent research environment. You’ll have access to our specialist Sports Centre, laboratories and equipment. This includes laboratories for the physiological assessment of athletes, a specialist strength and conditioning area, biomechanics suite and specialist performance analysis hardware and software. You’ll also have access to facilities to conduct private interviews and focus groups. The clear emphasis on research means that this course provides a strong platform for progression to a wide range of careers. You may wish to become a researcher in an academic, public or commercial sector. Students often go on to undertake doctoral research to obtain a PhD. Our course is flexible to suit your own individual requirements to combine study and work.

Master of Research - MRes

University of Derby

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At the University of Derby, your future is our focus; with expert academics bringing a wealth of industry experience, continuous investment in cutting-edge facilities and research, and fantastic support for our students. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, we offer a wide range of courses and study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning.

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