MRes (Sport and Exercise)

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Develop the skills to a make a difference to lives of those who take part in sport and exercise, from recreational to professional levels

“Postgraduate study in Sport and Exercise at Derby is great. Working with the regions elite athletes has helped me to develop my research and practical skills.” Tim Lawrenson, current student.

Are you a sport and exercise graduate or professional looking to study for a doctoral degree, or get a few steps ahead on the career ladder? Then this research degree is for you.

Our MRes Sport and Exercise has been refined to give you the opportunity to undertake innovative research in sport and exercise. You'll get the chance to work with our academic team to produce groundbreaking research using high specification facilities.

Why choose to study MRes (Sport and Exercise) at Derby?

  • We've matched our course against the quality standards of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Coherence with these standards is an indication of the high quality of the course and will boost your employability. 
  • A key aspect is that you will specialise in an area of study that you feel passionate about. You'll have the chance to work with an exceptionally unique set of individuals and organisations across a variety of sporting practices. These include: Derventio eXcel swimming club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Union, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Aston Villa Football Club, Derbyshire Institute of Sport, Sportscoach UK, IMPSA and BASES. 
  • We have recently obtained facilities to give you a fantastic research environment. Our laboratories include gas and blood analysers, specialist strength and conditioning equipment and physiology analysis equipment. We also have an advanced all weather sports pitch and new fitness facilities. 
  • You'll be supported by our phenomenal team with excellent research, learning and teaching credentials. Many of the teaching team are actively involved in their own research and are eager to share their latest findings with you. 

Join us at an Open Day

Book your place at our next Open Day - this will give you the opportunity to attend subject talks, tour the University and speak to both the teaching team and current students of our MRes Sport and Exercise course.