Master of Sport and Exercise

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Entry requirements

Admission to the 240 credit Master of Sport and Exercise requires that you will:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise or equivalent sport-related degree with at least a B grade average.

Admission to the 120 credit Master of Sport and Exercise requires that you will:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree with Honours or an equivalent sport-related degree, with at least a B grade average or
  • have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise with at least a B grade average 

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Delivery

Some courses available via Distance Learning may include compulsory on campus Contact Workshops.

Master of Sport and Exercise structure

The Master of Sport and Exercise is a two part programme of study consisting of 240 credits, and must include a research methods course together with a thesis of at least 90 credits.

Part One (120 credits) comprises the 120 credits from the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise schedule. A least a B grade average is required in order to progress to Part Two (120 credits).

The Master of Sport and Exercise may be awarded with or without an endorsement. To be endorsed, at least 90 credits must be completed from a single subject area. Endorsements available are:

  • Exercise Prescription and Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Management

Please refer to the specific endorsement pages for full details of course requirements.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard.

To be eligible for Distinction/Merit:

  • the 240 credit programme must be completed within two years for full-time study or within five years for part-time study. The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is six years.
  • the 120 credit programme must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study. The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is four years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Courses

Note: Students must complete a research methods paper prior to or concurrently with their thesis. This requirement may determine your enrolment in the 90 credit or 120 credit thesis option.

Students enrolling in a thesis commence with part one followed by part two in the next enrolment period. Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part. If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial part two enrolment, the student must re-enrol in part two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made.


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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