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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

PS MSc Exercise Physiology

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 (Full-time), PSPT54 (Part-time)
Length of programme One year
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT36

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT54

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

1

O

PSP601

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

1

O

PSP642

Exercise and Immunology

15

1

O

PSP643

Physiology of Sports Performance

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

PSP005*

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

60

2

C

 

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

 

Students must choose 3 of the 4 following optional modules: PSP004, PSP406, PSP601, PSP642.

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 Psychology

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Programme code PSPT45 (Full-time), PSPT56 (Part-time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT45

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT56

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

PSP001

Introductory Qualitative and Quantitative Research

15

1

C

PSP312

Motivation and Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise

15

1

C

PSP315

Performance Psychology and Management

15

1

C

PSP317

Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP003

Qualitative Research

15

2

O1

PSP314

Mental Health in Sport and Exercise

15

2

C

PSP318

Professional Practice in Sport Psychology

15

2

C

PSP319

The Psychology of the Coach-Athlete Relationship

15

2

C

PSP310*

Project (MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology)

60

1&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 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 PSPT42 (Full-time), PSPT48 (Part-time)
Length of programme One year
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT42

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 Sports Performance

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP602

Laboratory Techniques in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

30

2

C

PSP603

Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition

15

2

C

PSP005*

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

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: 2019/20

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 (Full-time), PSPT44 (Part-time)
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
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 manage 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

Introductory Qualitative and Quantitative Research

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.

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

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport Management (Entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 Management
Programme code PSPT30 (Full-time), PSPT31 (Part-time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT30

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT31

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 - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

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 tool;
  • 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

Module

PSP111

Sport Policy, Governance and Law

20

1&2

C

PSP112

Sport Markets and Industries

20

1

C

PSP114

Research Methods for Sport Management

30

1

C

BSP001

Economics in Sport and Leisure

10

1

C

BSP002

Management of Human Resources

15

1

C

PSP113

Managing Service Quality

15

2

C

BSP003

Accounting for Decision Making

15

2

C

BSP004

Marketing Management

15

2

C

BSP005

Strategic Management

10

2

C

PSP100*

Project (MSc Sport Management

30

2

C

 

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 Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health
Programme code PSPT21 (Full time), PSPT22 (Part time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT21

MSc Part time:  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT22

 

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  1. To provide students with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.
  2. To allow students to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology.
  3. To enhance the students’ employability and career preparation by developing a range of both subject specific and key transferable skills.
  4. To give students opportunity for in-depth and critical enquiry in selected areas of interest.

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

QAA Framework for Health Professionals.

Aspects of the following where congruent:

Benchmark statement: Health care programmes – Physiotherapy (2001).

Benchmark statement: Health care programmes - Occupational therapy (2001).

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…

K1        the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system.

K2        measurement tools and methods for assessing the musculoskeletal system.

K3        common injury mechanisms of the musculoskeletal system, especially those that can occur during sport and exercise.

K4        the use of sport, exercise and clinical treatments in rehabilitating and improving the musculoskeletal system.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1       apply fundamental knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology to assessing human musculoskeletal performance and causes of injury.

C2       apply fundamental knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology to the treatment of injury.

C3       critically evaluate the impact of emerging rehabilitation therapies, and technologies on future developments in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and performance.

C4       critically and reflectively evaluate on C1-3 in order to develop treatments, programmes and processes to retain, regain, or train musculoskeletal performance.

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1        carry out a subjective and objective assessment of the musculoskeletal system, incorporating functional and diagnostic testing.

P2        apply developing new methods and systems for musculoskeletal assessment.

P3        carry out musculoskeletal performance assessments. 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1        managing self-learning

T2        communicating: verbal, written, visual and physical

T3        team working

T4        numeracy

T5        problem solving

4. Programme structure

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

Module code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

Module

PSP331

Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics

15

1

C

PSP334

The Risks of, and Recovery from, Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury

15

1

C

PSP406

Neuromuscular Function

15

1

C

PSP643

Physiology of Endurance Performance

15

1

C

PSP332

Basic Science and Regenerative Therapy

15

2

C

PSP333

Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

15

2

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

2

C

PSP005

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

60

2

C

PSP421

Measurement of Human Movement

15

2

O

PSP405

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics

15

2

O

 

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

N/A

Programme Specification

PS MSc Exercise as Medicine

Academic Year: 2019/20

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

n/a

Final award MSc
Programme title Exercise as Medicine
Programme code PSPT23 (Full-time), PSPT24 (Part-time)
Length of programme 1 year full time or typically 2 years part time
UCAS code n/a
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT23

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT24

 

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  1. To provide students with the underpinning scientific knowledge and skills in exercise medicine required by academia and industry to enable them to transform the way that exercise is used throughout the health, wellbeing and healthcare sectors.
  2. To provide students with the scientific knowledge and skills to promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy for patients with various chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary, renal, and other cardiac conditions or those with elevated cardio-metabolic risks. 
  3. To enhance students’ employability and career prospects by developing a range of both subject specific, practical and key transferable skills.
  4. To give students the opportunity for in-depth critical enquiry in relevant areas of interest.

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

Aspects of the following where congruent:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, guidelines on:

            Exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity

            Lifestyle and wellbeing

World Health Organization, Global strategy on Diet, Physical Activity & Health

American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine®

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Exercise & Sports Science Australia

QAA Framework.

Benchmark statement: Masters Programmes – Medicine (2002)

Benchmark statement: Honours Degrees – Health Studies (2008)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1        the current health and exercise recommendations, including among others, the World Health Organisation, American College of Sports Medicine and Department of Health guidelines

K2        how exercise affects physiological, metabolic, and psychological processes and its impact on health and wellbeing, taking into account individual differences in responses to exercise

K3        the measurement tools used for monitoring exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour along with the methods used for assessing health and the effects of exercise

K4        effective and ineffective exercise intervention strategies and how to successfully implement strategies in order to improve long term health and wellbeing

K5        exercise treatment/testing strategies in apparently healthy individuals as well as in specific sub-clinical and clinical groups

K6        the importance of exercise (including sitting less and moving more) as a vital sign and key prevention strategy and treatment modality across the health and healthcare continuum 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1       apply fundamental knowledge of human physiology, metabolism, epidemiology, and psychology to identify those at risk, and those who will have a readiness to change and adhere to exercise in order to optimise their health

C2       critically evaluate the impact of emerging therapies and technologies on future developments in the prevention and treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases

C3       apply fundamental knowledge of human physiology, metabolism, and psychology to develop exercise based methods and programmes to aid in treating chronic lifestyle diseases

C4       critically and reflectively evaluate C1-3 in order to develop effective interventions, programmes and processes to improve health and wellbeing through exercise 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1        Critically evaluate the scientific evidence on the effects of exercise in preventing and treating disease

P2        measure behavioural and physiological phenotype including physical activity, exercise, sedentary behaviour, health, fitness

P3        identify those at risk from diseases who can be treated with exercise and activity

P4        prescribe, implement and support patients through exercise and activity regimes to improve their health and wellbeing and help manage and treat their conditions 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1        manage self-learning

T2        communicate effectively, in verbal, written, visual and physical forms

T3        work effectively as part of a team

T4        solve numerical problems

T5        solve complex problems 

4. Programme structure

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

Semester One

Compulsory Modules

Code

Title

C/O

Semester

Credits

PSP357

Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

C

1

15

PSP353

Epidemiology of Physical Activity

C

1

15

PSP358

Exercise Testing and Prescription and Strategies for Adherence

C

1&2

30

 Optional Modules 15 credits from:

Code

Title

C/O

Semester

Credits

PSP359

Exercise, Health, Medicine and Society

O

1

15

PSP642

Exercise and Immunology

O

1

15

PSP601

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

O

1

15

PSP317

Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations

O

1

15

Semester One Sub-total: 60 credits

 

Semester Two

Compulsory Modules

Code

Title

C/O

Semester

Credits

PSP358

Exercise Testing and Prescription and Strategies for Adherence

C

1&2

30

PSP354

Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion

C

2

15

PSP002

Quantitative Research

C

2

15

PSP360

Project (MSc Exercise as Medicine)

C

2

60

 Optional Modules 15 credits from:

Code

Title

C/O

Semester

Credits

PSP314

Mental Health in Exercise and Sport

O

2

15

PSP003

Qualitative Research

O

2

15

PSP333

Emerging Technology for Health and Wellbeing

O

2

15

Semester Two Sub-total: 60 credits + Dissertation (60 credits)

 

Please Note:  Semester 1 compulsory module, PSP357 Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour is a pre-requisite for the following semester 2 compulsory module:  PSP354 Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion.  This information is pertinent to Part Time Students that are likely to complete modules in circuitous routes. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.  For the award of MSc, students must obtain 120 credits from compulsory and optional modules (not including the research project), and then complete the 60 credit research project (180 credits in total).  For the exit award of PG Dip, students must obtain 120 credits from compulsory and optional modules (excluding the 60 credit research project).

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

N/a

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport Biomechanics

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 (Full-time), PSPT51 (Part-time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT39

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT51

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

Theories and methods of Analysis of Biomechanics

30

1&2

C

PSP331

Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics

15

1

C

PSP402

Theoretical Sports Biomechanics

15

1

C

PSP406 

Neuromuscular Function 

15

1

C

PSP002

Quantitative Research 

15

2

C

PSP401 

Motion Analysis of Human Movement 

15

2

C

PSP405 

Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics 

15

2

C

PSP005*

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

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 Strength and Conditioning

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 (PG Certificate and PG Diploma are Exit Awards only)
Programme title Strength and Conditioning
Programme code PSPT25 (FT)/PSPT26 (PT)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  1. To provide students with knowledge of the fundamental science relevant to the science and practice of strength and conditioning
  2. To develop students’ critical thinking linked to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning
  3. To equip students with the practical knowledge and skills to become strength and conditioning practitioners
  4. To develop reflective and professional strength and conditioning practitioners
  5. To enhance students’ employability and career prospects

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

National Strength and Conditioning Association of the UK Standard

American College of Sports Medicine Certifications and Guidelines

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1. the fundamental physiology, biomechanics, and psychology relevant to the science and practice of strength and conditioning

K2. the cutting-edge issues, insights and practices relevant to the science and practice of strength and conditioning

K3. the research methods, techniques and processes necessary to perform rigorous scientific investigations

K4. best ethical practices relevant to the field of strength and conditioning

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1. synthesize fundamental knowledge of science (e.g., physiology, biomechanics, and psychology) to generate research hypotheses and advance scholarship typical to strength and conditioning

C2. critically evaluate the link between fundamental sciences and the practice of strength and conditioning

C3. critically reflect on strength and conditioning research and practice to further enhance the field

C4. plan and deliver strength and conditioning programming informed by best research and practice 

C5. reflect on own strength and conditioning practice and the practice of others, integrating this information to evolve practice

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1. apply acquired knowledge of science and practice to the planning, delivery and evaluation of strength and conditioning programming/training

P2. deal with complex issues related to the science and practice of strength and conditioning both systematically and creatively, and make sound judgements in the absence of complete information

P3. utilise the research techniques and processes necessary to perform rigorous scientific investigations

P4. demonstrate self-direction and originality in problem solving as it pertains to the science and practice of strength and conditioning

P5. utilize cutting-edge hardware and software relevant to the practice of strength and conditioning

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1. think critically

T2. manage self-learning

T3. communicate effectively, in verbal, written, visual and physical forms

T4. work effectively as part of a team

T5. solve complex problems

T6. continue to advance knowledge and practical skills independently

T7. communicate both scientifically and practically generated findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

T8. critically reflect on one’s practice and development

4. Programme structure

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP406

Neuromuscular Function

15

PSP413

Strength and Conditioning Coaching

15


Semester 2

Compulsory modules (30 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP002

Quantitative Research

15

PSP412

Professional Practice for Strength and Conditioning

15

 

Semester 1&2 

Compulsory modules (60 credits)  

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP411

Applied Strength and Conditioning Science

30

PSP414

The Science Underlying Performance and Injury

30

 

Semester 3 

Compulsory modules (60 credits)  

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP005

Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

60

For all students the Project (PSP350) should be the final module completed.

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 Management, Politics and International Development

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 (PG Certificate and PG Diploma are Exit Awards only)
Programme title Sport Management, Politics and International Development
Programme code PSPT57 (FT)/PSPT58 (PT)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme aims to develop the critical knowledge, understanding and skills that are required to work within the contemporary sport sector and wider sport-related fields. Specifically, it aims: 

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of the current issues in relation to sport management, politics and international development
  • to develop students’ knowledge and critical understanding of the political and regulatory/business contexts within which sport operates, and the role of sport in management, politics and international development 
  • to provide students with the professional skills, and intercultural and team-working proficiency necessary to compete in rapidly changing global sport and sport-related industries
  • to equip students further with the capacities and skills to understand and address the challenges confronting sport and sport-related organisations at the global, national and local level
  • via applied learning, to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for effective management in the public, private and third sectors within sport and sport-related fields.

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

QAA Subject Benchmarks for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of:

K1 key concepts, theories and issues in a range of social science disciplines, and their application in sport, sport-related and wider political fields

K2  developments in sport management, politics and sport politics, sport and international development, sport policy, sport media and sport markets

K3 the governance, politics, and regulation of sport and sport-related fields

K4 research design and methods in sport and sport-related fields

K5  the interrelationships between public, private and third sectors, at local, national and transnational levels, within sport, sport-related, and wider political fields.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1  critically analyse and evaluate relevant theory with respect to sport and sport-related sectors, and make original applications of theory to personal professional practice

C2  critically analyse sport policies and politics, and national and international policies and politics, and consider their implications for practice

C3  critically assess governance systems and regulatory frameworks, and examine the implications for management structures, strategies and practices, in sport, sport-related and wider political fields.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1  critically analyse and evaluate the strategy followed by an organisation

P2  demonstrate comprehensive skills in gathering evidence and critically applying relevant techniques of analysis with respect to sport, sport-related and wider political fields

P3  critically evaluate the effectiveness of public, private and third-sector policies and strategies, in sport, sport-related and wider political fields

P4  plan, design and execute a substantial piece of independent research relevant to Sport Management, Politics and International Development.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and to act autonomously in planning and organising personal learning, including in the analysis of individual learning needs and the management of time

T2  communicate clearly and effectively, orally, electronically and in writing, to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences

T3  use IT effectively as a learning and communication tool

T4  work confidently with quantitative and qualitative data in an appropriate and applied manner

T5 demonstrate sound intercultural awareness and communication skills while working independently or as part of a team.

4. Programme structure

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP114

Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers

30

PSP121

The Politics of Sport

15

EUP606

International Politics

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP123

Sport Integrity

15

PSP122

Sport and International Development

15

PSP115

Global Sport Marketing and Media

15

PSP111

Sport Policy, Governance and Law

15

Semester 3

Compulsory module (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP100

Project

60

Part-time students will normally take Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers (PSP114) and the Project (PSP100) in the final year of study.

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

N/A

Programme Specification

PS MSc Sport Management (2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 (PG Cert and PG Dip are exit awards only)
Programme title Sport Management
Programme code PSPT30 (Full-time), PSPT31 (Part-time)
Length of programme Full-time: one year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT30

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/PSPT31

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide students with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current issues and new insights within the contemporary sport sector
  • To support the development of a critical understanding of the economic, political and regulatory context within which sport management takes place.
  • To enable students to synthesise business, marketing, economics, human resource management and finance knowledge and skills so that they can deal with complex issues within sport management and the global sport industry. 
  • To develop originality in the application of their business knowledge and skills to sport management-related activities and situations. 
  • To develop students’ integrative and comprehensive understanding of the challenges confronting sport organisations at the global, national and local level, by understanding how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. 
  • To provide students with the professional skills and intercultural and team working proficiency necessary to successfully operate in a rapidly changing global sport industry.

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

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25: Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism) 

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • K1  key concepts and theories relevant to a range of business and economic disciplines, and apply them in a critically aware manner to the field of sport
  • K2  the role and relevance of innovation in global sport management
  • K3  developments in sport policy, the sport industry and global markets
  • K4  the regulatory, political and economic environment of the global sports industry
  • K5  techniques and methods in the field of sport management applicable to their own research and scholarship
  • K6  the different methods and approaches that inform the effective management of financial and human resources in a competitive global sport industry
  • K7  the role of marketing and media strategies in the management of sport organisations’ commercial operations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • C1 critically analyse relevant business and economic theory and demonstrate an originality in their application to the sports sector, whilst making links to personal professional practice
  • C2 critically evaluate public policies and their implications for sport management practice
  • C3 critically assess the implications of legal and regulatory frameworks for managerial structures and practices in the sports sector
  • C4 analyse the social, political and economic contexts relevant to management in the global sport industry
  • C5 critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport management enquiry.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • P1  develop strategic plans to enhance communications, marketing or resource management in sport organisations
  • P2  analyse and critically evaluate the strategy followed by a sports organisation.
  • P3  design organisational procedures for managing human and financial resources in sport organisations
  • P4  plan, design and execute a substantial piece of independent research relevant to sport management.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • T1 demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems effectively and efficiently
  • T2 communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing to a variety of professional and academic audiences
  • T3 use appropriate information technology tools to support their learning and communication
  • T4 deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, while working confidently with numeric and qualitative data sets
  • T5 work independently and collaboratively in teams, demonstrating sound inter cultural awareness and communication skills.

4. Programme structure

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP114

Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers

30

BSP006

Economics of Innovation in Sport

15

BSP007

Management of Human Resources in the Sport Industry

15

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

BSP008

Accounting for Decision Making

15

BSP009

Managing Strategy Development in Sports Organisations

15

PSP111

Sport Policy, Governance and Law

15

PSP115

Global Sport Marketing and Media

15

Semester 3

Compulsory modules (60 credits) 

Code

 Title

Credits

PSP100

Project

60

Part-time students will normally take Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers (PSP114) and the Project (PSP100) in the final year of study.

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

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