Postgraduate study2015 Prospectus

Taught programmes


Sociology of Sport

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2015

1 year full-time (part-time available)

Programme information

This programme is designed for graduates with a social science background or who have studied social aspects of sports within a sports science degree.

It explores the ways in which sport and society intersect, focussing on the globalisation of sport, sport for development and national identity, and the social construction of the human body through media and medical representations of ‘fitness’ and ‘disability’.

It is designed to meet the growing demand for specialists providing knowledge regarding the relationship between sport and society.

Programme Contact: Dr Dominic Malcolm


Examination, coursework and a thesis of 16,000-20,000 words.

Entry Qualification

Upper second class honours degree in sports science or social science discipline.
Applicants with a lower second class honours degree will also be considered if they can show expertise in the relevant areas.

Programme modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2


  • Research Project

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