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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

The Master of Research (MRes) is a flexible programme based around three taught research methods modules, an independent project relating to your specialist subject area, and a Masters thesis (supported through academic tutorials). The supervisory team are all research active within their subject specialisms.

The programme promotes collaborative engagement between students and research active academic staff. This engagement has already resulted in a number of research publications. It provides an opportunity for individuals from a range of professional and academic backgrounds to gain a critical appreciation of developments in their specialist subject area and to enhance the analytical and research skills necessary to engage in advanced research projects.

The MRes forms an important part of the Higher Degree portfolio of the University. The MRes programme provides a good grounding in the research process and can be used as a stepping stone into Doctoral research.

It provides an opportunity for individuals from a range of professional and academic backgrounds to gain a critical appreciation of developments in their specialist subject area and to enhance the analytical and research skills necessary to engage in advanced research projects. The flexibility of the programme makes it suitable for both those who are experienced practitioners undertaking senior roles, as well as less experienced students looking to lay the foundations for a new career pathway following an undergraduate degree.

The following subject specialisms are available:

  • Social Sciences
  • English Literature
  • Journalism
  • Outdoor Education or Outdoor Learning
  • Forest School
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport and Leisure Management
  • Sport and Public Policy
  • Sport Coaching and Physical Education
  • Applied Sport Development
  • Communication disorders
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Inclusive Physical Education
  • Professional Studies
  • Socio Cultural Studies in Sport

How will you be taught?

It is anticipated that teaching of the three taught research methods modules will take place on one afternoon per week. Academic tutorials support students with their project work and Masters Thesis. Students have access to the research seminar series and the annual University Learning, Teaching and Research conference.

The project supervisor will have expertise in the chosen area and will provide guidance throughout the process. Where appropriate, a second supervisor will also be involved. In addition to project supervision, research workshops will be offered during the course of the year, when students will be brought together to explore particular research themes and additional electronic resources and tutorial support will be made available as appropriate.

How will you be assessed?

The programme is assessed through a range of methods including essays, reports, research proposals, literature reviews and the Masters Thesis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 97 2

    105th out of 106

    100th out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    114 56%

    54th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.48 90%

    1st

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    99th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    55th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    104 49%

    100th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    3rd

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