University of Chester

Sociology of Sport and Exercise

Parkgate Road Campus
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Rank: 88 (UKEAS)

Location: Parkgate Road Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/10/01

Duration: 12 months

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The sociology of sport and exercise is an increasingly important discipline in understanding sport, exercise and wider fields such as health. Students studying this course will be better prepared to understand the place sport and exercise have within society and apply this to a range of vocational careers in the field.Why study this course with us?Our MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise is taught by academic staff in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, whose commitment to research-informed teaching makes the course academically rigorous while creating a relaxed learning environment that the students find enjoyable.Our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers including: teaching in further/higher education institutions; full-time funded doctoral research; working with local, national and international sports organisations; research and consultancy; physical education teaching; and working in the health and fitness industry.


Entry requirements

Applications are expected from students who have studied sport and exercise sciences, sociology, education, health or history, or similar graduates with a relevant first degree (minimum of 2:2 honours or equivalent). Applications from students with related work experience in the fields of sport, education, health and leisure are welcome. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

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IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

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About this university

International students

There are an average of 130 countries represented among the student body at Chester and there are country specific information portals on the website to begin the process of applying to one of its courses. There is also help and advice on hand to assist those from outside the UK in adapting to their new home, ranging from immigration and visas advice to financial guidance, help with finding part time work and accommodation assistance. Chester Student's Union is at the heart of extracurricular activities as well as supporting and representing the student body. The union operates a bar on the main campus as well as another in Warrington and three shops. There are also some 75 clubs and societies to get involves with. The sports clubs take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sports leagues as well as inter-campus competitions called Varsity. Away from sports, there are many interest based societies, arts and performance groups and even student media such as the radio station, known as Cat Radio, broadcasting daily from the Warrington campus.

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