MSc Sport and Exercise Science

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If you’re passionate about sport and exercise science and want to have an impact on future generations, the research skills you’ll develop on our MSc Sport and Exercise Science course will prepare you for a rewarding career.

Our British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited lab allows you to secure real-world experience and employability skills, working across a number of performance sport settings.

Our flexible MSc in Sport and Exercise Science course means that you'll work in your specific interest area from day one, focusing your learning and research to become a specialist on your chosen theme.

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Facilities and accreditation

Industry-standard equipment

In our sport and exercise science laboratories you can use:

  • 3D motion capture suite
  • high speed treadmills, an array of cycle and rowing ergometers
  • metabolic carts for the assessment of cardiorespiratory responses
  • force plates
  • hydrostatic weighing tank for assessing body composition
  • full haematology suite
  • GPS systems for field work
  • eye-tracking glasses
  • a wide range of sports science software packages.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Depending on your research focus, you could enter a career in broad multidisciplinary areas of sport and exercise science. For example, clinical biomechanics, exercise physiology, GP referral, performance, health and well-being sport etc. With our MSc course you’re in the perfect position to develop a number postgraduate transferable skills valued by employers from different industries.

Additionally, you could continue your academic career with our Sport and Exercise Sciences PhD or Professional Doctorates. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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