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Sport Forensics MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Abertay University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Abertay University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB-21, JUN-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

Sport has a unique, high profile position globally, and is significantly important because of its wide-ranging financial, health and social benefits. However, there is a risk that these impacts will not be realised because we are in the middle of an era when sport is being undermined by a range of internal and external corruptive forces, such as doping, gambling, and an increasing number of welfare issues. Robust research is needed to help grow trustworthiness and protect the sport system from fraud, misconduct and non-compliance.

The Sport Forensics research programme, developed and delivered by Abertay University with KPMG, is the first in the world focused on supporting sporting organisations in achieving the highest levels of integrity. The programme uniquely applies a forensic approach to examine where behaviour doesn’t comply with expectations or regulations in sport. Research projects focus on hidden factors that may be impacting negatively within sports organisations.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

MSc by Research

The award of Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) demonstrates a practical ability to undertake research studies, a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or the application of original thought.

How long is an MSc by Research?

If you are studying full-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 12 months. The minimum period to receive this award is 10 months and the maximum is 14 months.

If you are studying part-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 24 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 20 months and the maximum is 28 months.

Application deadline

30 April 2021, 31 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,750per year

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

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 84 8

    12th out of 34 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    149 74%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    37th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    25th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    142 72%

    6th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    2nd

    27

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