60 credits at level HE7
The project for MSc Strength and Conditioning will normally consist of a study in a clearly defined area of strength and conditioning involving both a theoretical and an empirical component. The theoretical component can involve all or some of the following: a critical review of relevant theory and data; the construction of a new theory or model; the analysis of an applied problem area. The balance between the theoretical or review component and the empirical component will depend on the nature of the project and is a matter for discussion between student and supervisor. The maximum length for the dissertation is 15,000 words in the main text (excluding references and appendices).
Students will chose a project topic that is relevant and challenging to research, and reach conclusions in a contemporary issue related to strength and conditioning.
The dissertation is equivalent to four taught modules and is carried out over two semesters, but may take up to a maximum of 12 months to submission from the date of enrolment. The workload associated with module is four times that of a taught, 15 credit module. A notional figure of 1 hour per week supervision is included in this total. Students must enrol during the year of submission, if the dissertation has been fully completed there will not be any additional fee during that year.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be independently responsible for meeting, and discussing your project, and the stages of your project, with your supervisor.||Meet with your supervisor, at regular intervals to discuss the progression of your project.|
|2.||Use theory, method, and analysis to conduct an independently driven research project.||Complete a challenging and relevant research project.|
|3.||Demonstrate competence in the critical application of a range of primary and secondary research skills.||Justified and applied appropriate research paradigm and methodology.|
|4.||Demonstrate competence in presenting your research project in an appropriate professional style.||Complete a research project in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the programme.|
|5.||Respond in an authorative and articulate way to critical questions asked about your project.||Present and defend your project to a group of academic peers.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||15,000 word (max) research project in an area of strength and conditioning.||30 minute presentation and defence to peers.||Regular contact with project supervisor throughout the duration of the module.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Suggested reading will be dependent upon the topic chosen. It is appropriate for students to consult with the reading lists for all the M.Sc. modules.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|