MRes in Exercise and Sport Sciences brochure (PDF 115Kb)
The MRes in Exercise and Sport Sciences is a one-year full-time masters course programme that provides students with a research-orientated training in a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.
This programme takes students who have a research focus, from a variety of backgrounds at entry and gives them new skills to enable them to move into further research and/or employment in a number of disciplines.
It is offered by the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy in the University of Birmingham Medical School.
The purpose of the MRes Exercise and Sport Sciences is to provide a strong foundation for research in exercise and sport sciences in health and disease
The taught elements of the course will be delivered in the form of optional modules in core disciplines within exercise and sports sciences, allowing students to shape the course to their particular interest. Optional modules include: Neuromuscular performance through the human lifetime; Integrated body systems; Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; Nutrition and metabolism in health and obesity; Psychology of physical activity promotion.
Extended research experience is offered in the shape of a six-month research project in the students chosen discipline.
Specific areas of active research include:
- Exercise metabolism: The health effects of exercise in obesity and ageing
- Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology,
- Behavioural medicine: Psychological processes, immunology and cardiovascular function.
- Biomechanics, neurophysiology and psychology of motor control and exercise performance
- Motivations for, and effects of, physical activity participation
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
At least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant science subject (E.g. Sport and Exercise Sciences, BMedSci, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biology, Biological Sciences).
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English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
To make an informal enquiry about this course or register your interest, contact:
Student Recruitment Team
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5922
When submitting your application, please ensure that you have indicated your top three preferred supervisors in rank order.
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