MRes Sport and Exercise

MRes Sport and Exercise at Winchester seeks to develop student expertise in a specific aspect of the sport and exercise domain. Specifically students have the opportunity to focus on physiology, biomechanics, coaching, sociology, strength and conditioning, business, exercise and health, or medicine.

MRes Sport and Exercise at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. 

All applicants will be asked to attend an interview (either face-to-face or online) to ensure their proposed research project is appropriate and achievable, and that the Department of Sport and Exercise have the necessary staff expertise to supervise the project.

If English is not your first language: 

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing​

Degree duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Start date:


Teaching takes place:


Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

September 2017** Entry Full-time | £5,000
September 2017** Entry Part-time | £2,500 p/a

Total Cost | £5,000

International Students 

September 2017** Entry Full-time | £11,200
September 2017** Entry Part-time | £5,600 p/a

Total Cost | £11,200

Additional Costs 


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**Please note the fees are indicative and subject to the approval of the University of Winchester Board of Governors. 

This innovative programme is designed to offer bespoke postgraduate provision to students from a wide range of sport and exercise-focused backgrounds.

Students are given the opportunity to tailor their programme of study to their own specific areas of interest. As a result eight separate award titles are available to students:

  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Physiology)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Biomechanics)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Coaching)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Sociology)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Strength and Conditioning)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Business)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Exercise and Health)
  • MRes Sport and Exercise (Medicine)

Students are supported when choosing which pathway to pursue.

The programme also offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial year-long research project of their choice under the guidance of expert staff from the Department of Sport and Exercise, further enabling students to tailor the programme to focus on their specific area of interest.

  • Research Methods
  • Research in Practice
  • Sport and Exercise Industry Skills
  • Theory and Practice in Sport and Exercise
  • Extended Research Project

A diverse range of teaching methods are employed on taught modules including seminar and workshop sessions interspersed with more formal lecture-style presentations from teaching staff and guest lecturers. Fostering critical self-reflection, and the ability to share these reflections with others, is central to learning on the programme. It encourages active participation, autonomous learning and passion for the subject and the process of learning. Students draw on their own experiences in a variety of ways throughout the programme.

Programme Leader

A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); a significant review of the literature and a research proposal. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Due to the diverse range of subject study options, graduates from the MRes programme progress to a wide range of professions. A particularly strong route is that on to completing a Doctoral research programme (PhD). Other avenues include professional qualification in the sport and exercise sciences (BASES), coaching, working in the exercise and health sector, teaching (school, further education and higher education), and aspects of the sports business industry.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2017. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information click here

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