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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Sport and Exercise (Research)

The Master of Sport and Exercise (Research) program is for graduates who wish to enhance their knowledge of an area, address policy or management issues, or pursue a research/academic career.

This program is suitable for students who have completed a coursework degree and wish to develop in a more focused way by means of research. Students develop critical and analytical skills and advanced research skills to enable in-depth exploration of their chosen area.

Course structure:
The main requirement of the degree is the preparation of a thesis of 40,000–50,000 words, which presents the results of original research of a theoretical or applied nature.

Students are also required to complete the two-subject sequence relevant to their thesis topic. The first is an advanced research methods subject that also covers statistical analysis. The second involves reading and formal seminar presentations on current topics in the chosen area of study. In addition to these subjects, candidates may be required to enrol in subjects specified by their supervisors. During their candidature, students' progress is monitored by a master's assessment and regular progress reports

Campus Information

Moore Park

Moore Park: Sydney’s premier sporting precinct is home to UTS's sport and exercise programs, as well as sports media classes and the Graduate School of Health’s physio program. A stone’s throw from the Sydney Cricket Ground, UTS's facilities are co-located with Rugby Australia and Australia’s elite national rugby teams. In fact, this arrangement is an Australian-first for university programs embedded within an elite sporting complex. The location allows UTS to cement connections with top sports organisations at Moore Park, developing prime opportunities for UTS students seeking internships and experience in professional sport.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, and academic positions.


PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0;
  • TOEFL: TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27;
  • AE6: Pass;
  • PTE: 65-72;
  • CAE: 185-190


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