Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of current issues in sport and physical culture. These include becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, sexuality in sport, female bodies in sport such as boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport.
- Social Issues and Sporting Experience
- Research Methods for Sport (Qualitative pathway)
- Changing Practice in Sport and Physical Culture
- Sport and Morality
- Equality and Justice in Sport
- Independent Study
In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.
Learning & Teaching
All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module are 20 credits. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and 60 hours of independent study time. Contact time is usually made up of lectures, seminars, individual and group tutorials. Specific teaching methods include group discussion, individual reflection, video analysis, reading reviews and fieldwork tasks, make up the seminar tasks and lead lecture content. Student learning is supported through the use of virtual learning environment, Moodle, which provides additional resources to complement the reading lists. All students have access to a personal tutor (normally the programme director).
The main methods of assessment are varied 5000 word (or equivalent) coursework assignments and presentations.
Employability & Careers
Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in demand where there is an interest in people. Sports sociologists and ethicists are sought after in a range of sport related occupations that include; community sports development programmes, management of sport/leisure facilities in the private sector, sports administration roles and sports media.
Further, this programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- An honours degree (2.1 or above ) in a sport or leisure related area appropriate to the pathway
- Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in education, coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered for entry to the pathway.
- An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme leader.
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, a CV and an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Place of Study:
Cardiff School of Sport
Full time – not less than 12 months and not more than 24 months
Part time – not less than 24 months and not more than 60 months
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. Part time students can take up to four years to complete the degree programme and students may select taught modules in any sequence. The only stipulation is that all taught modules including SSP7101 Research Methods for Sports Studies are completed prior to beginning the dissertation
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.