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This course starting in September 2011 has been developed in response to two major developments in the study of sport. These are the ? profound changes in how sport and related cultural formations are theorised and understood ? increasing role sport plays in the health and wellbeing of society, and its attempt to improve the quality of life in local communities, catering for all cultural and social groups The course provides you with a critical introduction to the key theoretical and empirical perspectives in the study of sport and their place in politics, culture and communities. The course provides you with critical insights and develops your creative thinking and reflective practice. This enables you to build up a set of perspectives and tools to become an accomplished academic of social and cultural studies in sport, and bring positive change to sport in the community. It is this approach that distinguishes the course from other UK MAs related to the study of sport. The course is relevant to people from academic backgrounds who wish to pursue this area for further study and research. It is also suitable for sports and cultural industries practitioners seeking a wider understanding of social, economic and political issues and their effect on sports policy, process and practice. Attendance full-time study ? 12 months. Two taught modules per semester followed by a dissertation. Delivery of the taught modules is timetabled one day per week. Attendance part-time study ? minimum of 24 months, maximum of 60 months. Precise modes of study are tailored to the specific needs of the student where possible. Taught modules are followed by a dissertation. Delivery of the taught modules is timetabled one day per week. 75 per cent of Sheffield Hallam?s sport research is of international standard according to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).?Research Research? ranks us as fourth in the country for sports research, based on the results of the RAE.

This course starting in September 2011 has been developed in response to two major developments in the study of sport. These are the ? profound changes in how sport and related cultural formations are theorised and understood ? increasing role sport plays in the health and wellbeing of society, and its attempt to improve the quality of life in local communities, catering for all cultural and...

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