Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Sports Development

This programme combines taught modules and independent study to offer students in sports development the opportunity to develop specialist, in-depth knowledge within a sporting context; this might include, for example, aspects of development in and through sport, sports in developing countries, grass roots community sports, or local government sport and leisure policies; students are immersed in research training and develop a research proposal prior to undertaking in-depth and extended research in a specific area of sports development of choice; an innovative student-led approach means individual research interests are truly at the heart of studying for this MRes award.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree; in exceptional circumstances, students with a 2.2 Honours degree and demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department�s discretion; applicants whose native language is not English, or who originate from countries whose national language is not English, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent; each applicant is required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words detailing the focus of their studies and demonstrating their enthusiasm and commitment towards the proposed subject; a formal registration interview or viva are held for each candidate.

Course modules

Modules: research methodologies; research proposal; research dissemination; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Presentations, practical examinations and vivas, dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 26 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171