University of Chester

University of Chester

Sports Sciences (Sports Biomechanics, Performance Analysis of Sport, Physiology, and Strength and Conditioning)

As well as increasing theoretical and empirical knowledge within the area, the programme is designed to develop in students the basic competencies that aid their personal development should they wish to pursue British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation in the future; the addition of an experiential learning placement within the course and an oportunity to work in the sports science support unit provides invaluable practical experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower 2nd Class Honours degree in sport and exercise sciences, physiology, psychology, coaching, biomechanics or similar.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods; the applied sports scientist (core competencies); experiential learning in applied sporting performance; research dissertation/project management (MSc students); biomechanics modules: contemporary issues in sports biomechanics; measurement techniques in sports biomechanics; applied sports biomechanics; assessment and evaluation of sports performance; sports nutrition modules: contemporary issues in sports nutrition; sports nutrition; assessment techniques in sports physiology and nutrition; performance analysis of sport modules: contemporary issues in performance analysis of sport; sports performance analysis; measurement issues in applied performance analysis; sports physiology modules: contemporary issues in sports physiology; optimising sports performance; applied sports physiology; assessment and evaluation of sports performance; sports psychology modules: contemporary issues in sports psychology; sports psychology and motor control (an applied perspective); applied sports psychology (practitioner skill development); strength and conditioning modules: contemporary issues in strength and conditioning; physiology of training; issues in athlete assessment and monitoring;

Assessment methods

Assessment is varied, and is comprised of a combination of coursework, presentations and research reports; students are given the opportunity to give oral presentations as part of formative assessment tasks.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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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