Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 09/07/2020
College College Life and Env Sci
School Sport, Ex and Rehab Sciences
Department Sport, Ex and Rehab Sciences
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Sci. Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science Full-time
Programme Code 532E
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This is an interdisciplinary programme which is focused on developing excellent professional practice in a range of sport-related contexts. Students are engaged in modules that draw from a range of disciplines. A key feature of the programme is its focus on synthesising theory and practice in applied contexts. Areas of study include a wide range of topics on sport pedagogy, applied sport sciences (i.e. psychology, motor learning), sport policy and management, sociology and research methods. There is a strong focus on employment and employability in practical, professional, and academic sport-related fields. Modules across the school provide the opportunity to study in many areas from both scientific and applied perspectives. Options may be taken from psychology and motor control, to further enrich the learning on the programme. More multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional practice modules are included at year 4 or 5. The programme is rooted in the core research strengths of the academic staff in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences; and staff are expected to be leaders in the emerging field of sport pedagogy.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1. the three dimensions of sport pedagogy as introduced in year one and developed throughout the three/four years of the programme (applicable to BSc and MSci)

2. the key factors involved in enhancing participation and performance for diverse learners in sport and physical education through teaching, coaching, and sport policy. (applicable to BSc and MSci)

3. the organisation and management of sport in the UK, and internationally, including the moral, ethical and legal issues which underpin best practice. (applicable to BSc and MSci)

4. the relationship between different areas of research and adopting an interdisciplinary approach to research techniques and/or research impact. (applicable to MSci only)

1. The programme is delivered through a range of methods that includes lectures, practical sessions, collaborative learning, seminar discussions, placements and a residential course.

2. Lectures, seminars, workshops and discussions.

3. Lectures and seminars. Group work and discussions. Guest lectures.

4. Advanced lectures, demonstrations, practical experience, seminars and tutorials, and independent study.
1. Assessment of knowledge and understanding is conducted through a combination of formal examinations and assessed course work that includes essay and report writing, portfolios, group work, poster and oral presentations

2. Essays and report writing, portfolios, group work, posters and oral presentations. Written examinations.

3. Essays and report writing, formal presentations, group work. Written examinations

4. Formal examinations, (MCQs, SAQs, essays, or other formats, as appropriate to the level of study).

Coursework to include essays, practical reports, presentations, data handling exercises, study proposals, group and individual project reports/posters, or other authentic assessments aimed at a variety of audiences.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1. Aspects of applied sports sciences including human anatomy, psychology, motor development, physical activity/health (applicable to BSc and MSci)

2. Multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary foundations of professional practice in sport, physical education, and coaching (applicable to BSc and MSci)

3. The ability to research and assess subject specific information and to collect relevant data (applicable to BSc and MSci)

4. Develop reasoned arguments across a range of academic disciplines and challenge assumptions through critical reflection and evaluation (BSci and MSci)

5. Plan, design and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures.

6. The ability to apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems.

7. Communication, presentation, group and interactive skills with the ability to self-appraise and manage their own learning.

8. Plan, design, and execute a sustained piece of independent work using appropriate methods.
1. Lectures, seminars, labs and online tasks. Formal and informal discussions. Collaborative and individual tasks.

2. Lectures, seminars and workshops. Collaborative group work and tasks.

3. Key transferable skills are developed through a range of learning and teaching strategies. Students will engage with a range of subjects through lectures, group work and seminar discussions. Portfolios, personal tutorials and learning diaries all combine to help students to reflect upon their personal learning experiences and to identify appropriate learning strategies. The project module in particular involves the further development and application of these skills at Level H and Masters level (for the MSci programme).

4. Lectures, group work , seminar discussions and personal tutorials.

5. Practical workshops, lectures, seminars, peer teaching, teaching and teaching and coaching of external participants.

6. Practical workshops, lectures, seminars, peer teaching, teaching and teaching and coaching of external participants, placement and project.

7. Practical workshops, lectures, seminars, group discussions and group work, personal tutorials, peer teaching and feedback teaching and teaching and coaching of external participants

8. Lectures and seminars. Group work and discussions. Personal tutorials.
1. Case studies, lab tasks and reports, Online tests, essays and reports. Written examinations.

2. Case studies, essays and report writing, portfolios, group work, posters and oral presentations. Written examinations.

3. Assessments of key transferable skills is through a combination of written work, placement opportunities and the project.

4. Range of outputs in written work, e.g.: Essays and reports, posters, case studies, portfolios, project and written examinations.

5. Lesson plans and evaluations, practical assessments, reflective portfolios, written examinations.

6. Essays, reflective portfolios, practical assessments, lesson plans and evaluations, written examinations, project.

7. Presentations, reflective portfolios, self-evaluations of teaching and coaching, planning, planning and preparation for workflows in project and the project itself.

8. Project.