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Sport MSc/MA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    up to 3 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £7,470
    Part Time: £830 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


The MSc/MA Sport has three distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Sport Science or Sport Management or Sport Media & Digital Marketing. You can elect to take study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to design your master’s degree to meet your career aspirations.

Whether you wish to follow an applied career in an area of Sport, or go on to further study at PhD level, this programme gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your ambitions.

To register your interest to study MA/MSc Sport, please email Dr Anthony Baross, Course Leader, at Anthony.Baross@northampton.ac.uk

Updated 01/12/2020

Highlights


  • Subject specific modules tailored to the individual pathways allow you to design your Master’s degree to meet your career aspirations.
  • Apply and develop your skills in a practical, real-world setting.
  • Opportunity to undertake 240 hours of Work placements.
  • Taught by motivated and research active Tutors
  • Brand New Campus and Facilities at our £330 million Waterside Campus.
  • An opportunity for you to write up your research for a peer review or trade journal and present your study.

Course Content


  • MSc/MA Sport with specific pathways in:

    • MSc Sport (Sport Science)
    • MA Sport (Sport Management)
    • MA Sport (Sports Media and Digital Marketing).

    Students study six modules over one year, if full time, or two years if studying part time. The programme supports you to develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of your chosen pathway and is aimed at individuals that have a prior knowledge of, or keen interest in, Sport Physiology, or Psychology, or Management or Sport Media and Digital Marketing. The module design allows students to negotiate the specific topics covered within the module allowing students to not only study the general topic area but specific areas within the subject that are student focused.

    You will follow subject specific and Research Methods modules and undertake research study in your area of interest that again gives an individual focus. You will study Contentious and Contemporary Issues in Sport which allows you to learn relevant, negotiated and cutting-edge topics working independently with the support of tutor supervisors.

    The Dissemination module supports you to disseminate your research findings for conference presentations, submission to peer review journals, or specialized subject-specific media or to a wider audience.

    To improve your employability, apply your skills and build your social capital, you will complete 240 hours of Applied Practice in a stimulating, well-structured and research-informed module which could be in one of a range of areas including Applied Athlete Support, Exercise Health and Physical Activity, Sport Science, Sport Management or Sports Media.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home – Full Time: £7,470
    • Home – Part Time: £830 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £14,000
    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £7,425
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £825 per 20 credit module.
    • International – Full Time: £13,750
    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

     

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 or 21/22 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *The maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • For further information about the course please contact Dr Anthony Baross, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, by email:
    Anthony.Baross@northampton.ac.uk

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