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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

PS MSc Exercise Physiology

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Exercise Physiology
Programme code PSPT36
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/exercisephysiology/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with further knowledge of human physiological responses to exercise, in health and disease, with particular reference to the influences of nutrition and training. 
  • To provide the opportunity for students to apply the principles of exercise physiology to a better understanding of the causes of fatigue during participation in sport and exercise.
  • To enhance the students' employability and career preparation by developing a range of both subject specific and key transferable skills
  • To provide laboratory and field based research experience during the in-depth study of relevant areas of exercise physiology. 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications;

Learned Society's Standards e.g. Physiological Society,

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accreditation Recommendations.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Appropriate research procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge and solution of problems in exercise physiology in particular and in sports science in general.
  • The need for a whole body approach to the identifying the causes of fatigue during the preparation and the participation in exercise and sport.
  • The main/appropriate methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data obtained in physiology.
  • The moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice in dealing with human participants in research studies. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Research and assess evidence related to concepts and hypotheses in exercise physiology;
  • Abstract and synthesise information in selected areas of exercise physiology;
  • Design and conduct experiments to investigate aspects of human physiological responses to exercise both in the laboratory and in the field.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Understand and utilise a range of formal procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge in exercise physiology and sports physiology.
  • Undertake safe and effective laboratory and field work.
  • Assess the functional fitness of sedentary and active people.
  • Plan, design and execute a research project and communicate the results verbally and in written form.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Management of self-learning (using the library, note taking, revision and exam techniques, reading efficiently, problem solving, action planning, self motivation, time management)
  • Written, verbal and visual communication
  • Field and laboratory skills
  • IT skills
  • Numeracy and data analysis
  • Team work

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP004

Vocational Skills in Exercise Physiology

15

1

O

PSP406 

Neuromuscular Function 

15 

PSP601

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

1

O

PSP642

Exercise and Immunology

15

1

O

PSP643

Physiology of Exercise and Sport

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP641

Laboratory Techniques in Sport & Exercise Physiology

30

2

C

PSP644

Current Research in Exercise Physiology

15

2

C

PSP640*

Project (MSc Exercise Physiology)

60

2

C

 

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Physical Activity and Public Health

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award
Programme title Physical Activity and Public Health
Programme code PSPT40
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/physicalactivityandhealth/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the links between physical activity and health using a lifespan, public health perspective
  • To integrate and translate theory and research into practice

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications;

Learned Society's Standards e.g. Physiological Society, British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • different approaches to the study of determinants of physical activity
  • the evidence concerned with the proposed links between physical activity and psychological well-being
  • understand the physiological and metabolic bases of the relationship between regular physical activity and health
  • appreciate the strengths and limitations of the evidence linking physical activity and health
  • understand the key principles, concepts and approaches of physical activity
  • describe and analyse physical activity and sedentary behaviour  recommendations and programmes for different populations
  • key theories of health promotion and their application to physical activity promotion
  • critically evaluate different strategies, interventions and methods for promoting physical activity for health
  • review, synthesise and critically evaluate research methods and findings in physical activity and health

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply key theoretical principles to physical activity promotion
  • Critically evaluate the physical activity recommendations for different population groups
  • Critically evaluate the psychological research evidence in physical activity and health
  • Critically evaluate the behavioural epidemiological research evidence in physical activity and health
  • Critically evaluate the physiological research evidence in physical activity and health
  • Critically and reflectively analyse current trends and evidence and its implications for practice in physical activity promotion
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Design appropriate physical activity interventions
  • Critically and reflectively analyse current trends and evidence and its implications for practice
  • Identify areas of practice that could benefit from small-scale research; design, conduct and evaluate an appropriate investigation.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing
  • Manage personal learning efficiently and effectively
  • Use IT effectively as a learning and communication tool
  • Develop and utilise qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Work confidently both as an individual and as part of a small team
  • Work independently and use available support strategically and effectively. 

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods         

15

1&2

C

PSP353

Epidemiology of Physical Activity

15

1

C

PSP355

Physical Activity and the Environment

15

1

C

PSP357

Measurement of Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP316

Psychology of Physical Activity and Public Health

15

2

C

PSP354

Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion

15

2

C

PSP356

Bio-Social Influences on Physical Activity & Health

15

2

C

PSP350*

Project (MSc Physical Activity and Public Health)

60

2

C

 

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accreditation with the British Psychological Society 

Final award MSc
Programme title Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Programme code PSPT45, PSPT56
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportandexercisepsychologypsychologyofsportandexercise/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a postgraduate degree in the study of humans’ mental and social processes and its relationship with sport and exercise.
  • To advance students’ knowledge and understanding of human psychology and their relationship with sport performance and exercise participation
  • To provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge through professional practice relating to the psychosocial issues in sport and exercise
  • To equip students to enter doctoral study of sport and exercise psychology
  • To enable students to qualify for entry into trainee supervised experience for professional practice in the area of sport and exercise psychology
  • To provide scholars and professionals with continuing professional development opportunities related to sport and exercise psychology

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Other benchmarks exist for undergraduate programmes in the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group. However, the outcomes for this postgraduate programme, overlap with and develop further the statements in the 'excellent performance' category of achievement in study areas that are appropriate. In particular, we would expect students on this programme to develop further their analytical, research and consultancy skills and the ability to link analyses with learning about professional practice. 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Humans’ mental and social processes and their relationship with sport and exercise
  • The principles of human psychology that relate to sport performance and exercise participation
  • Theories that explain the relationships between individuals psyche and their sport and exercise environment
  • The evidence-base underpinning practical and policy recommendations relating to the psychology of sport and exercise
  • The research methods used to study the psychology of sport and exercise
  • Professional practice issues and processes in sport and exercise psychology

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Display an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sport and exercise psychology, informed by current scholarship, research, and practice
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and new insights in sport and exercise psychology
  • Appraise the theoretical and empirical knowledge base in sport and exercise psychology
  • Critically evaluate current research ad advanced scholarship in performance psychology and management and evaluate and critique methodologies, proposing new hypotheses, where appropriate
  • Display originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in sport and exercise psychology
  • Apply techniques to their own research or advanced scholarship in sport and exercise psychology
  • Complete a research project in sport and exercise psychology, which may include a critical review of existing literature or other scholarly outputs
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding to solving practical problems in sport and exercise psychology
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Use a range of techniques and research methods applicable to their professional activities.
  • Assess relevant psychosocial phenomena related to sport and exercise.
  • Support psychosocial development, performance and health of sport and exercise participants Conduct consultations with individuals, groups and organizations
  • Design services and offerings that can be used in a range of sport and exercise environments
  • Reflect on their own and others’ competencies
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Use initiative and take responsibility
  • Solve problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Make decisions in challenging situations
  • Continue to learn independently and to develop professionally
  • Communicate effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media

 

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP313

Applied Sport Psychology

30

1&2

C

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods

15

1

C

PSP312

Motivation and Social Processes in Exercise and Sport

15

1

C

PSP315

Current Research in Performance Psychology and Management

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP314

Mental Health and Physical Activity

15

2

C

PSP316

Psychology of Physical Activity and Public Health

15

2

C

PSP310*

Project (MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise BPS Pathway)

60

2

C

 

1Candidates must select either PSP002 or PSP003

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sociology of Sport

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

 

Final award MSc
Programme title Sociology of Sport
Programme code PSPT49
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sociologyofsport/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

Aims:

  • To develop an advanced understanding of theory, research and practice in sociology of sport
  • To critically integrate and translate theory and research into practice as ‘practitioners’ in various branches of the sports industry
  • To prepare students who are intending to pursue a PhD in sociology of sport

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;

Learned Society's Standards e.g.  British Sociological Association

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • understand advanced theorietical models of the interrelationship between sport, culture and society
  • understand advanced sociological approaches to the study of sport, globalization, nationalism and development
  • understand advanced sociological approaches of the interrelationship between the body, disability, health and medicine in society
  • understand how advanced sociological theories, social research methods and empirical literature can be combined to produce theoretically informed empirical research into sport, culture and society

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

•  critically evaluate the sociological concepts employed in the analysis of sport, culture and society

•  critically analyse the sociologically informed empirical evidence on sport and physical culture

•  critically analyse the methodological techniques applied in the sociology of sport and cognate areas

•  critically analyse the policies and practices employed in global contemporary sport

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  •  use theory to develop nuanced understandings of policy and practice in sport and physical culture

•  use empirical data on current sport trends to reflectively analyse sport policy and practice

•  use knowledge of social scientific research methods to design, conduct and evaluate advanced level investigations

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

•  effectively communicate advanced level research concepts and complex evidence orally, electronically and in writing

•  manage personal learning efficiently and effectively exercising initiative and personal responsibility

•  develop and utilise advanced level qualitative and quantitative research skills

•  work both independently and as part of a small team, accessing support strategically and effectively, to produced advanced levels of knowledge

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP501

Theory, Sport and Society

15

1

C

PSP504

Research Methods in the Sociology of Sport

15

1

C

PSP505 

Sport, Nations and Nationalism 

 15

 1

 C

PSP507

Sport, Health, Medicine and Society 

15 

 1

 C

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

C

PSP502

Sport and Globalisation

15

2

C

PSP506 

Sport for Development and Peace 

15 

 2 

 C

PSP508 

Sport, the Body and Disability 

 15

2

PSP500*

Project (MSc Sociology of Sport)

60

2

C

 

*Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Programme code PSPT48
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportandexercisenutrition/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with detailed knowledge of the metabolism of nutrients and of nutritional requirements in man.
  • To promote understanding of current theories of the relationships between diet and performance in sport, and between diet, exercise and health.
  • To make students aware of the practical issues involved in setting nutritional goals and transferring these into eating strategies.
  • To train students in research methods relevant to the study of nutrition.
  • To develop skills in written and oral communication of original scientific material.

The programme will provide students with the background in sport and exercise nutrition that will allow them to apply to the Nutrition Society for registration, as a sport and exercise nutrition professional.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;Learned Societies’ Standards e.g. Nutrition Society; British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accreditation Recommendations.

The programme content has taken into account the draft guidelines prepared by the Nutrition Society’s working party on postgraduate programmes in sport and exercise nutrition.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the links between human nutrition, metabolism and fatigue during exercise.
  • the links between human nutrition and performance in sport and exercise
  • the links between exercise, nutrition and health
  • appropriate research procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge and solution of problems in sport and exercise nutrition in particular and in sports science in general.
  • methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data obtained in sport and exercise nutrition.
  • the moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice in dealing with human participants in research studies. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Apply theoretical principles to sport and exercise
  • Conduct research into the relationship between nutrition, exercise and sport.
  • Advise healthy people about the strategies for improving exercise performance through nutritional interventions.
  • Critically evaluate the research evidence on the links between nutrition, exercise, sport performance and health.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Undertake dietary analysis to determine the energy and nutrient intake of healthy people.
  • Recommend diets for healthy people to help enhance health and exercise performance.
  • Recommend diets for healthy people to gain or lose body mass.
  • Design and carry out research to test hypotheses on the links between nutrition and exercise performance.
  • Evaluate research results from studies on human exercise metabolism.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing
  • Manage personal learning efficiently and effectively
  • Use IT effectively as a learning and communication tool
  • Develop and utilise qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Work confidently both as an individual and as part of a small team
  • Work independently and use available support strategically and effectively
  • Present research concept and evidence using effective communication methods

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP601

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

1

C

PSP604 

Applied Nutrition 

15 

 1

 C

PSP642

Exercise and Immunology

15

1

C

PSP643

Physiology of Exercise and Sport

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP602

Laboratory Techniques in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

30

2

C

PSP603

Current Research in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

2

C

PSP600*

Project (MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition)

60

2

C

 

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport Coaching

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Sport Coaching
Programme code PSPT34/PSPT44
Length of programme he programme is available on a full-time and/or part-time basis. The minimum period of study for the award of MSc is twelve months full-time, or twenty-four calendar months part-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportcoaching/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • The MSc in coaching aims to support the continuing professional development of sports coaches and those working in closely related fields by.
  • Further developing skills of analysis and critical reflection and their application to professional practice.
  • Further developing a capacity for integrating elements of the coaching process.
  • Extending problem solving skills and innovative solutions to coaching problems.
  • The critical use of research evidence to underpin coaching practice thus providing opportunities for in-depth study and dissemination of selected elements of sports specific knowledge.
  • Further enhancing a critical awareness of the social and ethical factors impinging on coaching practice.
  • Extending the capacity to manage the coaching process.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • UK Coaching Certificate Level 4/Postgraduate Benchmarking Statements

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of : 

  • Devising, leading and implementing cutting edge coaching solutions.
  • The concept of coaching as a complex multi-layered process through which sports performance is improved
  • Delivery and evaluation of continuing professional development within the coaching process
  • The importance of self-reflection and its impact upon the coaching process
  • Organisational and managerial aspects of performance management
  • The scientific nature of sports coaching and how to apply the theory behind principles of training and sports performance to impact athlete and coach performance
  • Coaching as a research informed profession
  • Current legislation and policies underpinning the coaching process

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Analyse relevant theory and make links with personal professional practice
  • Critically and reflectively analyse their professional practices and their implications for performer enhancement.
  • Make links between their own personal learning and enhanced athlete learning and performance. 
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Compile an annual plan for coaching based on sound scientific principles and evaluate that plan.
  • Develop mechanisms for evaluation of own coaching performance.
  • Assess areas of coaching strengths and weaknesses and construct personal programmes for development.
  • Identify areas of practice that could benefit from small-scale research: design conduct and evaluate an appropriate study. (MSc and post-graduate diploma only).
  • Employ training principles within and apply coaching theory to coaching placement and workplace in order to improve practice.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing;
  • Determine through a process of analysis and observation learning needs of both self and athletes.
  • Raise the standards of learning and performance in both themselves and their athletes
  • Organise and manager personal study efficiently and effectively, particularly where distance and part-time study are involved.
  • Use IT effectively as both a learning and communication tool
  • Work confidently both as an individual and as part of a team both on the course and in the work place
  • Work independently and use available support and resources strategically and effectively.

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or

Optional

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods

15

1

O1

PSP701†

The Learning Coach: Coaching Philosophy, Research and Practice

15

1

C

PSP702†

The Coaching Process: Concepts and Application

15

1

C

PSP705†

Physiology of Sport for Sport Coaches

10

1

C

PSP706†

Psychology of Sports Coaching

10

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

O2

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

O2

PSP203†

Practitioner Research

30

2

O1

PSP700*

Project: MSc Sport Coaching

60

2

C

PSP703†

The Coaching Process: Pedagogy and Practice

15

2

C

PSP704†

Coach Development and Mentoring

15

2

C

PSP707†

Sports Biomechanics for Coaches

10

2

C

 *Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

†Partially by Distance Learning (30%) and PSP203 (50%)

 1Full time candidates must study PSP001. Part time candidates must study PSP203

 2 Full time candidates must select either PSP002 or PSP003

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to be reassessed in the University’s Special Assessment Period where modules allow.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport Management

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accredited by the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management

Final award MSc
Programme title Sport Management
Programme code PSPT31
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The MSc Sport Management aims to develop knowledge and skills appropriate to a critical understanding of, and a capacity to work within, the contemporary sport sector.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject Benchmarks for the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;

Accreditation by the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the key concepts in a range of business disciplines and their application in the sport field;
  • developments in sport policy and markets;
  • the relationship between the social and political contexts and sport behaviour, management and policy.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to: 

  • analyse relevant theory and make links to personal professional practice,
  • critically and reflectively analyse policy and its implications for practice
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • compile a marketing plan and evaluate that plan;
  • analyse and evaluate the strategy followed by an organisation;
  • implement organisational procedures for managing performance, quality, and finances;
  • design, conduct and evaluate small scale research projects.
c. Key transferable skills:

The programme endorses the five generic skill areas that students need to develop for success in both their University and working careers:

  1. Management of self learning (using the library, note taking, revision and exam techniques, reading efficiently, problem solving, action planning, self motivation, time management)
  2. Communication skills
  3. Information Technology
  4. Numeracy and data analysis
  5. Team Work 

As a result, on successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • manage personal learning effectively and efficiently, including the analysis of individual learning needs and the management of time;
  • communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing;
  • use IT as a learning and communication skill;
  • work confidently with numeric data in an appropriate and applied manner;
  • work independently and as part of a team.

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Route A

Route B

PSP111

Sport Management: theory and Practice 

     20

1&2 

 C

PSP115

Evaluating Research in Sport Management and Policy

     25

1&2

X

C

PSP112

Sport Markets and Industries

20

1

C

C

PSP114

Research Methods for Sport Management

30

1

C

C

BSP001

Economics in Sport and Leisure

10

1

CA

X

BSP002

Management of Human Resources

15

1

CA

OB

PSP113 

Managing Service Quality 

15 

 2

BSP003

Introduction to Financial Management

15

2

CA

OB

BSP004

Marketing Management

15

2

CA

OB

BSP005

Strategic Management

10

2

C

C

PSP100*

Project (MSc Sport Management

30

2

C

X

PSP110*

Dissertation (MSc Sport Management)

60

2

X

C

 

Candidates will pursue Route A or Route B at the discretion of the Programme Director.  Route B is available only to SSEHS graduates who have completed a project as part of their undergraduate degree.

AEntrants to the Route A programme with substantial prior academic background in these elements may be permitted or required at the discretion of the Programme Director in collaboration with module leaders, to substitute up to 30 credits with approved modules from the University’s postgraduate module catalogue.

BThese option choices for Route B will require approval of the Programme Director.

*Candidates undertaking a research project/dissertation need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport and Exercise Science

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science
Programme code PSPT32
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportandexercisescience/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with further knowledge of the concepts and procedures underpinning preparation for, participation in, and recovery from sport and exercise.
  • To adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of sport.
  • To enhance the students’ employability and career preparation by developing a range of both subject specific and key transferable skills.
  • To give opportunity for in-depth enquiry in selected areas of interest. 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism;

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences accreditation recommendations.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • appropriate research  procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge and solution of problems in sports science.
  • the need for  a multi-disciplinary approach in  the application of science to the study of sport and exercise.
  • the main/appropriate methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • the moral, ethical, and legal issues which underpin best practice in dealing with human subjects. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

The range of subject-specific skills will vary for individual students depending upon the range of optional modules studied and will be reflected in at least some of the following learning outcomes: 

  • research and assess subject specific facts, theories, paradigms, principles and concepts.
  • abstract and synthesise information in selected aspects of sports science
  • identify and analyse a broad range of human and situational variables operating in sport
  • consider the many factors which may have facilitative or debilitative effects upon sport performance.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

The range of subject-specific practical skills will vary for individual students depending upon the range of optional modules studied and will be reflected in at least some of the following learning outcomes. 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • understand and utilise a range of  formal procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge in sports science.
  • undertake safe and effective field and laboratory work.
  • record and evaluate sporting contexts using computer analysis.
  • plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work using appropriate media.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to show competence in: 

  • Management of self-learning (using the library, note taking, revision and exam techniques, reading efficiently, problem solving, action planning, self motivation, time management)
  • Written, verbal and visual communication.
  • Field and laboratory skills.
  • IT skills.
  • Numeracy and data analysis.
  • Team work. 

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP660*

Project (MSc Sport and Exercise Science)

60

2

C

Biomechanics

PSP402

Theoretical Sports Biomechanics

15

1

O2

PSP406

Neuromuscular Function

15 

 1

O2 

PSP401 

Motion Analysis of Human Movement 

 15

O2

PSP405 

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics 

15 

O2 

Physiology

PSP004

 Vocational Skills in Exercise Physiology

15 

 1

O2 

PSP601

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

1

O2

PSP642

Exercise and Immunology

15

1

O2

PSP643

Physiology of Exercise and Sport

15

1

O2

PSP603

Advanced Sport & Exercise Nutrition

15

2

O2

PSP644

Current Research in the Physiology of Exercise and
Sport

15

2

O2

Pedagogy

PSP702†

The Coaching Process: Concepts and Applications

15

1

O2

PSP704†

Coach Development and Mentoring

15

2

O2

Psychology

PSP312

Motivation and Individual Differences in Exercise and Sport

15

1

O2

PSP315

Current Research in Performance Psychology and Management

15

1

O2

PSP314

Mental Health and Physical Activity

15

2

O2

PSP316

Psychology of Physical Activity and Public Health

15

2

O2

Sociology

PSP501

Theory, Sport and Society

15

1

O2

PSP505 

Sport, Nations and Nationalism

 15

 1

O2

PSP507 

Sport, Health, Medicine and Society 

15 

 1

O2 

PSP502

Sport and Globalisation

15

2

O2

PSP506 

Sport for Development and Peace 

 15

 2

O2 

PSP508 

Sport, the Body and Disability 

 15

O2 

 

1Candidates must select either PSP002 or PSP003

2Candidates must select 30 credits from 3 of 5 sub-disciplines

 

*Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor.

 

†partially by distance learning

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sports Biomechanics

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Sports Biomechanics
Programme code PSPT39, PSPT51
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportsbiomechanics/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The graduate should be able to start a PhD in Sports Biomechanics with a very sound base and understanding of the research procedure. 

The graduate should be familiar with the type of support that biomechanists provide for sport and be suitable for employment in the field of biomechanics support. 

The graduate should have acquired the knowledge to allow teaching of Sports Biomechanics at the undergraduate level.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Although subject benchmarks are only available for undergraduate degrees, this programme can demonstrate progression from those benchmarks in all areas. 3 examples are provided:

Bench mark: their understanding of the subject through both academic and professional reflective practice.

Not only will the student have to demonstrate their understanding within a framework of critical evaluation and synthesis they will need to be able to integrate relevant ideas from other fields and at times implement totally novel original ideas.

 

Bench mark: critically interpret data.

As well as being able to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of the analysis techniques involved whilst being able to utilise alternate approaches they will be in the position to evaluate if the original data they have give results that may not have been foreseen by the analysis techniques and posit further novel means of analysis.

 

Bench mark: communication and presentation skills.

The student should be able to produce a presentation that would be acceptable at a national conference.  They would need to be able to answer skewed and ambiguous questions sensibly with no preparation.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship between forces and the human musculo-skeletal system during dynamic activities in sport. To develop an understanding of the theoretical basis of sports biomechanics analysis. To understand the range of traditional areas from which methods and data are recruited for an integrated solution to analysing human motion.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to formulate well posed solvable research questions and develop methods and procedures for answering such questions. Be able to apply critical numerical analyses to problems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to perform recordings and analyses of sporting movements using synchronised video, force and EMG equipment.  Have an understanding of dynamometer techniques and the use of goniometers.  Be able to examine and model human movement using mechanical and biological principles. Be able to discuss the techniques used in three-dimensional image analysis, segmental inertia determination and computer simulation models. Be able to use this information to provide constructive feedback to coaches, athletes and other researchers for technique improvement and injury prevention.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to apply critical numerical analyses to problems.  Be able to use a range of computer programs and computer devices, along with exposure to computer programming and be familiar with modern electronic recording devices and systems.  Be able to effectively communicate orally, electronically and in writing.

 

Specific Key skill areas are: 

1)   Managing self-learning

2)   Communication

3)   Information technology

4)   Numeracy

5)   Team Work

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP403

Current Research in Sports Biomechanics

30

1&2

C

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods

15

1

C

PSP402

Theoretical Sports Biomechanics

15

1

C

PSP406 

Neuromuscular Function 

15 

 1

PSP002

Quantitative Research 

15 

 2

PSP401 

Motion Analysis of Human Movement 

 15

 C

PSP405 

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics 

15 

 2

PSP400*

Project  (MSc Sports Biomechanics)

60

2

C

  

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

PS MRes Human Biology/Psychology

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MRes/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Human Biology/ Psychology
Programme code PSPT71, 72, 73, 74
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time and/or part-time basis.
The minimum period of study for the award of MSc is twelve months full-time, or twenty-four calendar months part-time.
UCAS code n/a
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • Provide training in research methodology at Masters level, suitable as a basis for doctoral research.
  • Equip students with the skills to function as trained researchers in Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Provide comprehensive and detailed training in a variety of methods in both qualitative and quantitative research, and to provide training in the application of these methods in Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Equip students with an appreciation of the practical issues and principles involved in the management of research projects, particularly in relation to projects undertaken in Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Offer opportunities for independent study and use of several research methods and strategies, as well as formal instruction.
  • Cultivate a range of transferable skills relevant to conducting research in a variety of contexts within Human Biology and Psychology.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject benchmarks for Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Research Council Research Training Guidelines.
  • QAA level descriptors for Programmes at M Level.
  • LoughboroughUniversity Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Departmental learning and teaching policies.
  • Research interests and specialisms of the teaching staff.
  • Provision of equal opportunities.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Knowledge of basic principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate researchable problems and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research.
  • Competency in understanding and applying a range of research methods and tools.
  • Capabilities for managing research, including managing data, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics.
  • Comprehension of the distinctive issues posed in these areas by research in Human Biology and Psychology, and of the ways in which these can be addressed and resolved.
  • Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • High-level analytical and conceptual skills related to research in the Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Critical and evaluative skills at an advanced level in relation to the possibilities and problems created by research undertaken in a variety of scenarios in developed and developing countries. 
  • Ability to apply research skills in the context of an extended Dissertation, and at the level necessary to provide for further progression in a research career (academic or non-academic).
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • An appropriate awareness of issues relating to research in Human Biology and Psychology particularly in relation to matters of data accuracy and reliability.
  • The ability to critically appraise current research findings and develop appropriate research projects to challenge currently held beliefs in the Human Biology and Psychology.
  • An appreciation of the practical issues and principles involved in the management of research projects, particularly in relation to projects undertaken in Human Biology and Psychology.
  • Comprehensive and detailed training in a variety of methods in both qualitative and quantitative research, and to provide training in the application of these methods in the Human Biology and Psychology.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to achieve the following: 

  • Management of self-learning (using the Library and other printed, audio-visual and electronic resources; revision and examination techniques, reading efficiently, problem solving, action planning, self-motivation, time management).
  • Written, verbal and visual communication (including where appropriate the use of languages other than English).
  • IT skills.including knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analyses software
  • Project design and management.
  • Group and team work.

4. Programme structure

In the following table, 'C' indicates a compulsory module and 'O' indicates an optional module. 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Module

PSP001

Research Methodologies and Methods

15

1

C

PSP821

Critical Literature Review for Human Sciences Research

15

1

C

PSP822

Meta-analyses for Human Sciences Research

15

1

C

PSP823

Human Sciences Research Skills & Design 1

15

1

C

PSP800

Short Project (MRes)

15

2

C

PSP824

Human Sciences Research Skills & Design 2

15

2

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

C

PSP810*

Project (MRes Human Biology)

60

2

C1

PSP820*

Project (MRes Psychology)

60

2

C2

Modules may be replaced with alternative options at the discretion of the Programme Director (e.g. where evidence is available of successful prior study). 

* Candidates undertaking a Project need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor.

1 Only available to MRes Human Biology candidates

2 Only available to MRes Psychology candidates

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI for candidates who have the right of re-examination to be reassessed in the University’s Special Assessment Period where modules allow.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

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