Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

This interdisciplinary course, delivered in association with Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club), provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, impact-focused and policy-relevant teaching and research activity concerned with health and wellbeing in sport, physical activity and related sectors. You will have the opportunity to work with academic experts, practitioners and other professionals to further your understanding of the complex links between sport, physical activity and mental health and develop expertise in the design and evaluation of programmes intended to promote mental health and wellbeing. You will also examine how mental health may be compromised, as well as enhanced, by participating and working in community and professional sport. The programme is suitable for graduates as well as current practitioners, professionals and policy makers, who have an interest in sport, physical activity and mental health or health and wellbeing more broadly. The course will also be highly relevant for those working in community and professional sport, including coaches, current and former athletes, safeguarding and welfare officers, and support staff.

Entry requirements

To join this programme, you should have a first or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant sports-related discipline, including sports development, sports management, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports psychology, sociology of sport, and physical activity and health. If you have a degree in a related field, such as psychology, sociology, mental health, public health, or epidemiology, you are also encouraged to apply. Evidence of a suitable standard of English literacy and numeracy, such as GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent), is also desirable. For overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules: mental health and mental illness: prevalence, determinants and inequality; the policy process in sport, physical activity and mental health; research methods and programme design in sport, physical activity and mental health; applied research dissertation in sport, physical activity and mental health. You will select two of the following modules: sport, physical activity and mental health promotion for children and young people; sport, physical activity and mental health promotion for adults and older people; mental health awareness for community sports participants and practitioners; mental health awareness for performance sport athletes and practitioners.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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