The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations.
Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.
Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of the body in sport. 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.
- Sport, Body and Society
- Research Methods (Qualitative pathway)
- Sporting Bodies and Social Identities
- Sport and Socio-cultural Change
- Ethics in Sport
- Independent Study
In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.
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 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
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