Course Description

MSc in Elite Sport Performance

The MSc in Elite Sport Performance (Level 9 NFQ, 90 ECTS) is a two-year, part-time, distance-learning programme that provides students with an opportunity to complete a programme of study focused on theories and practice of sport performance and develop an advanced understanding of research methodologies and reflective and critical skills.

This programmes is aimed at early-career professionals working in the sport domain, and those with aspirations to work in this environment, who are motivated to extend their knowledge and understanding of elite sport performance and deepen discipline-specific expertise through postgraduate study.

The part-time and flexible nature of the course enables students to consider how their learning and knowledge impacts professional practice in elite sport performance environments, and ensure that the acquired knowledge and understanding gained through their MSc journey supports their development in their specific working context.

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CollegeDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryPsychology & Sports, Medicine & Healthcare
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsMSc in Elite Sport Performance
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements Reflecting the nature of the MSc in Elite Sport Performance, candidates should be working in sport or a related area, or intend to work in the sport domain. Evidence that may be provided by the applicant to support this include one or more of the following: 1. Holding a position or role in the promotion of sport performance or related area 2. Holding an appointment or professional position in the domain 3. Professional qualifications in the domain, with clear articulation of intention to progress to work in the domain. Candidates will be expected to hold a primary Level 8, minimum 2. 2 qualification (NFQ or equivalent) in an area of sport and performance. In line with DCU policy, students who do not have the appropriate level of academic attainment for direct entry may apply for access via the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL). All RPL applicants will be invited to interview and required to demonstrate that their learning is comparable in terms of academic level training and assessment. Qualification MSc Fees Part time EU Status Fee Part-time €4,200 Per Annum Non EU Fee Part time €8,800 Per Annum
Carear PathThere is an increasing demand for postgraduate study for early and mid-career professionals working in sport performance. The MSc in Elite Sport Performance will provide students with the opportunity to secure a professional qualification that will allow them to stand out against their peers, and will significantly positively impact their employability and ability to progress to the next stage of their career. The MSc in Elite Sport Performance will provide a clear progression route for undergraduate students to complete their studies at Masters level. The MSc in Elite Sport Performance will also provide mid-career professionals an opportunity for professional advancement in their current or future area of work.
Course CodeDC702
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