Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Exercise Science

The Master of Research (MRes) allows you to develop specialised research skills within a professional research setting. It's an excellent preparation for PhD studies in exercise science, which is a discipline that's becoming increasingly focused on research. Early in the course you'll take a taught module, choosing from a menu of options related to Strength and Conditioning or Clinical Exercise Physiology. You'll then select a project to work on, related to the existing work of the Department's research groups. This prepares you for the main part of the course, which is the design and implementation of a study of your choice for your thesis. At the end of the course you could follow the usual route of progressing to doctoral level. Equally, you'll have the appropriate skills to start a career in any apect of professional research.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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