MRes Sport, Exercise & Health Science

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
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Course Highlights


to undertake a work experience placement.


research into an area of your own interest. 


support throughout the course from our experienced programme team. 

Why choose this course?

Our MRes in Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a unique applied programme which provides students with the opportunity to specialise in research in a specific area of interest. You will engage in applied practice work experience alongside producing novel and exciting research under supervision that is targeted to your favoured interests.

You can select from the following named routes:

  • MRes Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Coaching)
  • MRes Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Psychology)
  • MRes Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Physiology)
  • MRes Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Performance Analysis)
  • MRes Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Physical Activity)

Key course features

  • A bespoke programme that is unique to you.
  • Applied practice work experience.
  • An innovative and supportive programme team.
  • Opportunities for research collaboration.

What you will study


  • Major Independent Study
  • Negotiated Learning Module
  • Advanced Research Methods

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

The entry requirements for this course are a 2:2 or above in any undergraduate degree.

Students who have not obtained a 2:2 will be considered by individual application only. Applicants are not required to have their degree in the sport discipline and do not need to complete the preparing for academic success course, although it will be advised if the above criteria are not met.  

Teaching & Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, including exams, essays and presentations. 

Teaching & Learning

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The MRes allows students to specialise in a specific area of sport, exercise and health science, thus opportunities for careers can range from teaching and coaching to performance analyst, physiologist, research and much more. 

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 are TBC.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding pages.

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.