Our Sport Psychology MRes degree is a one-year, 180-credit degree that gives you the opportunity to conduct your own research as well as providing you with an introduction to the practice of teaching in higher education.
You will carry out a research project in an area of sport and exercise medicine of your choosing and gain experience of teaching and learning in higher education – this includes spending 120 hours shadowing teachers and assisting them with their teaching of sport and exercise medicine modules at the University.
Our Sport Psychology MRes degree course will support you in working on a self-directed programme of research with supervision from a London Met lecturer who is an expert in the field. This course places an emphasis on research methods developed in the field of sport psychology, you'll explore current debates on the nature of research and knowledge in relation to current teaching practice.
This degree will give you the opportunity to research areas such as contemporary interventions to enhance competitive performance, mindfulness, perceptions of discomfort and pain management in endurance sport, strategies to enhance exercise participation, as well as adherence and manipulation of perceived pressure to enhance performance. Your degree will usually focus on one of these areas but we welcome cross-discipline research projects.
Your supervisor will be able to advise you on career development and on relevant professional bodies to help support progression in your chosen field. You'll be encouraged and supported to attend at least one relevant conference and produce at least one publishable paper.
Assessment will be primarily focussed on the MRes thesis. Other modules will contain a range of assessments including essays, presentations, log books, work experience and exams.
You will be required to have:
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics and English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
The Facilitating Student Learning (FSL) module aims to enable new and experienced staff, in both academic and professional service areas, who have responsibilities for student learning and achievement to develop their professional competence in the facilitation of student learning in higher education in a critically reflective and scholarly manner, armed with an understanding of how students may learn best, and aimed at enhancing the student learning experience - in the context of London Met’s diverse student body in particular.
Central to this process is the development of the areas of practice, core knowledge, and professional values articulated in the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
FSL is the first module in the overall PGCert LTHE core programme, and it is also available as a stand-alone option for participants who wish to qualify as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), now AdvanceHE.
It is a scholarly, critically reflective, work-based learning course, supported by a specific programme of workshops, critical reflection, scholarly writing, peer review, targeted research and peer observations of teaching practice. The goal of the programme is to be meaningful to participant current practice and context.
The Health Sciences Research Project provides the students with the experience of planning and executing a major piece of individual work at post-graduate level in their chosen field of academic study (e.g, Sport and Exercise Science, Food Science.
This module aims to encourage students to reflect and build upon their subject knowledge and expertise by means of a specific investigation requiring significant research. During the course of the module they will develop the skills necessary to plan, carry out, analyse and report upon the results of an experimental or analytical programme on a scientific topic. The module gives students the opportunity to attain achievement of a high level of personal development by working independently with the minimum necessary supervision. This module aims to provide students with the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts; and, the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
Students are supported by their supervisor with whom they are encouraged to facilitate regular contact. Students prepare an interim report, for which feedback is provided. Summative feedback is also provided on completion of the dissertation via assessment of the report, poster presentation, viva, and supervisors mark for process.
The research programme will be carried out in consultation with a supervisor who will normally be an academic staff member of the School of Human Sciences.
The module offers an introduction to real-life teaching in a higher education institute in the student’s area of academic inquiry. Students will be required to develop, deliver and evaluate teaching content in their particular field, to support the teaching in their academic area.
The module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the skills needed for planning, organisation and practice of research in health sciences.
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
- utilise available resources effectively – ability to work autonomously, find and use learning resources, manage time effectively, use computer based skills (word processing, mathematical, statistical, referencing, presentation);
- apply advanced statistical hypothesis testing tools;
- manage the project process – from proposal to publication;
- work collaboratively with others – building inter-disciplinary relationships;
- be a morally responsible researcher – an appreciation of the wider academic community and the ability to take an ethically sound stance when considering the potential impact of research on others; and
- communicate effectively – being able to communicate knowledge both orally and in a visual format, to demonstrate interactive and group skills; to write in a scientific manner and designated format; to demonstrate written and statistical literacies appropriate to sub-discipline.
Graduating from our MRes course opens up career opportunities in research as well as roles as university lecturers or graduate teaching assistants. You could also go on to work in professional research settings, private clinics or professional sports teams.
In addition to a wide range of research and teaching related careers, completing an MRes also opens up further opportunities to advance your research by going on to study an MPhil or PhD.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
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