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Description

Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

MSc Sport and Health Sciences

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMSc Sport and Health Sciences Programme codePTS1SHSSHS01
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2021/2
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

The MSc in Sport and Health Sciences is aimed primarily at graduates from sport, health and exercise science backgrounds. It is designed to provide you with a more in-depth level of understanding within the context of the programme and a sound basis in research and analytical skills. It is also designed to provide you with a sound understanding of the disciplines that constitute the MSc in Sport and Health Sciences and how these disciplines are applied in certain situations in sport and health settings.

The MSc programme creates a challenge for you academically whilst providing you with the skills to apply theoretical concepts in real-world laboratory and field settings. Key skills are well mapped throughout the programme. The MSc is intended to: enhance teaching and learning through research and applied practice derived from sport, health and exercise; provide you with the opportunity to employ theoretical concepts in applied sport, health and exercise settings; and enable you to acquire a range of transferable skills to allow you to develop as an autonomous and reflective individual.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme is intended to:

  • provide you with modules allied to the research expertise of the staff across various, diverse disciplines (Exercise and Sport psychology, Biomechanics, Exercise and Sport physiology, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Paediatric Exercise Science);
  • provide you with a sound basis in research methods and analytical procedures relating to the sport and health sciences, as well as a research dissertation/journal article.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/students/modules/pg/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You may take up to 30 credits of elective modules outside of the programme as long as you have obtained the explicit permission of the Programme Director, the permission of the discipline where the elective module is offered, any prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You are also permitted to take the 15-credit module SHSM912 Professional Development Experience. Registration on this module is subject to a competitive application process. If taken, this module will not count towards progression or award calculation.

Stage 1


90 credits of compulsory modules, 90 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHSM024 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30No
SHSM025 Dissertation (Journal Article) 60Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SHS MSc SHS opt 2020-1
SHSM005 Biomechanical Aspects of Lower Limb Injury 30 No
SHSM006 Laboratory Techniques in Physiology 30 No
SHSM014 Paediatric Exercise and Health 30 No
SHSM022 Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease 30 No
SHSM023 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Describe in detail topics relevant to sport and health sciences within the context of the programme
2. Explain the variables involved in the application of sport and health sciences
3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge derived from sport and health related research and applied practice

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; prepared problem-based lectures; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 1-3: Laboratory report, independent research project, examinations, oral presentations, extended coursework essays/reports.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

4. Apply a range of appropriate skills to produce a dissertation/journal article informed by research
5. Critically assess and evaluate evidence
6. Apply knowledge to familiar or unfamiliar settings
7. Take responsibility for one’s own learning

Lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; problem-based tasks; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

Group project; workshops; essays; lectures; problem-based tasks and substantive lectures; client interviewing workshops; word processing, ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 4-7: Laboratory report, independent research project, oral presentations

ILOs 5 and 7: examinations

ILOs 5-7: extended coursework essays/reports

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Manage time effectively and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines
9. Develop numeracy
10. Take responsibility for one’s own learning by planning tasks with limited guidance; identifying one’s own resources and seeking and making use of feedback
11. Perform assigned academic tasks when working in group settings
12. Communicate effectively to others when working in group settings
13. Evaluate and assess one’s own abilities, performance and understanding, to reflect on one’s own learning and to seek advice and feedback
14. Complete a self-directed study
15. To use electronic information management tools, including word processing, email, use of the WWW, ELE, and electronic information retrieval systems

Transferable skills permeate every activity within the programme content and assessment – examinations, presentations, workshops, careers opportunities / advice, word processing, lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; laboratories; formative essays; personal and academic tutorials; group tasks; ELE based learning tasks.

ILOs 8-15: laboratory report, extended coursework essays/reports

ILOs 8-10, 13-15: independent research project

ILOs 8-10, 15: examinations

ILOs 8-12: oral presentations

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

You will be based in Sport and Health Sciences and will be allocated a Personal Tutor on arrival and can expect reasonable access to all teaching staff for academic tutorials through appointments. There is also a Director of Postgraduate Studies who will monitor student absences and progress, and meet any students needing additional support. In addition there is a Programme Director who will offer support and advice to all students on a programme and a dedicated careers and employability tutor to co-ordinate the interaction between the student, careers service and the discipline.

In addition, you will be provided with

  • Induction course before the start of the MSc
  • Library induction sessions
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • Access to Discipline Disability Officer

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

MSc Sport and Health Sciences

19. UCAS Code

N/A

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

26/09/2011

Date of last revision

11/09/2019