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  • Objectives
    The MA in Applied Sport Development aims to provide the opportunity for practitioners in sport development and related professions to engage in a critical and intellectually rigorous investigation of the process of sport development from policy formulation through strategic planning to practical implementation in order to contribute to personal and career development. As sport development continues to progress up the political agenda and increased resources are targeted at the process, the skills necessary for managing that process are changing. They have moved beyond the implementation of speci?c development initiatives and increasingly require the capacity to adopt a strategic perspective that takes account of the work of a range of agencies and organisations. The development of an MA in Applied Sport Development is linked to a desire to expand the portfolio of programmes run by the College, in order to meet these industry demands and to capitalise on the expertise in teaching and research. With its excellent range of facilities, its locality and its links with the local and regional communities, UCP Marjon is well positioned to become the premier centre for sports development in South West England.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements: -Relevant honours degree or equivalent -Experience in the ?eld of sport development -A commitment to the programme philosophy and ethos
  • Academic Title
    MA Applied Sport Development
  • Course description
    Module Information:

    Programme Structure
    The programme will be based on the 180 credit, 3 stage structure that will enable students to progress, as appropriate, from Certi?cate (60 credits) through Diploma (120 credits) to Masters (180 credits) levels. At the same time it should be noted that the Certi?cate and Diploma are valid post-graduate quali?cations in their own right. The programme will be based on a mixture of 30 and 15 credit modules.

    Post-graduate Certi?cate Level
    -Social Research Methods (30 credits)
    -Sport and the Policy Process (15 credits)
    -Physical Activity and Health (15 credits)

    Post-graduate Diploma Level
    -Applied Professional Practice (30 credits)
    -Sport Development: National Policy, Local Practice (15 credits)
    -The Development of Athletic Performance (15 credits)

    Masters Level
    -Dissertation (60 credits)

    Assessment
    Assessment on the MA programme will follow cross-College modular scheme guidelines.  The programme of assessment provides a measure of judgment on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, using feedback to both staff and students. Assessment is by course-work. All work is moderated by an External Examiner.  Students are fully informed of the assessment methods for each module through the MA Subject Handbook and through individual module guides, which are published prior to the teaching of each module.

    By the end of the course, students will have experienced a range of assessment methods which includes:
    Essays
    -Case studies
    -Course Conference presentations
    -Professional Practice report
    -A research proposal
    -A Masters Dissertation

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