Research Project

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
16 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC C63012 Sports Therapy,
MSC C63024 Sports Therapy

Module description

This module will provide students with the experience of how to apply their skills and knowledge in an empirical investigation of a topic they find interesting. It will allow students to plan the organisation and timing of their work with a high degree of independence and self-motivation.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To enable students to demonstrate that they can undertake a substantial piece of independent, practical research work.

  • To develop critical awareness of the current state of research on a selected topic.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Formulate a problem relevant to Sports Therapy having critically reviewed relevant literature.

  2. Design and conduct a piece of empirical research (considering the key methodological issues, risks and ethical issues) into advanced level situations, issues and/or problems.

  3. Incorporate advanced knowledge and skills from other parts of the degree including theoretical, methodological, analytical, or substantive elements.

  4. Using available evidence, develop an argument, and write up their material in a coherent, systematic and well-presented dissertation and produce a conference quality poster.

Module information

This is predominantly a student-led module. Lectures will take place to provide an overview of the module, ethics and support students in choosing their supervisor and topic. Additional support will be mostly through tutorials.

Learning and teaching methods

This is a predominantly non-taught (student led) module so has fewer class contact hours than other modules. It provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent programme of self-directed study with support from a supervisor.

The student will direct the supervision, tutorial, and formative feedback process: It is their responsibility to contact their supervisor to book tutorials. Tutorials should be arranged across the year and not be left until the last few weeks before the summative submission deadline when supervisors may not be able to accommodate last minute requests. No supervision or feedback will be provided in the last two weeks before the submission date.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Mr Mark Leather
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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