University of Chester

University of Chester

Sociology of Sport and Exercise

The programme aims to provide students with a thorough sociological understanding of sport and exercise and related professions, ranging from physical education teaching and sport policy and development through to sports journalism. Students are introduced to key sociological theories and research methods before then examining the development of modern sport, contemporary issues in sport and a variety of issues in our optional modules.

Entry requirements

Minimum lower 2nd Class Honours degree in sport and exercise sciences, sociology, education, health, history or similar; or related work experience in the broad fields of sport, education, health and leisure.

Course modules

Core modules: Theories of sport and exercise; the development and structure of modern sport; issues in contemporary sport and exercise; research methods; sociology of physical education; sociology of leisure; sociology of sports development and sports policy; sociology of health and exercise; sociology of sports law; sociology of sports journalism and the mass media; research project; dissertation (MSc students).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01244 511000