Sport and Exercise Science

Gain a critical understanding of the key concepts, principles and theories in Sport and Exercise Sciences, and benefit from our connections to leading sporting organisations

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Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science


Degree Duration

1 year (12 months) :

Full time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Sport and Exercise Sciences is a discipline that has its roots in biomechanics, psychology, physiology and nutrition. This field has developed a great deal over the past century and contributes greatly to our understanding of societal issues, health and disease, and supporting elite performance.

You will have the chance to develop your practical and analytical laboratory techniques in our excellent facilities, giving you a range of transferable skills related to the field to help you excel in either further study or employment.

Using a blend of lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and workshops you will combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that you are well equipped to work in the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences after graduation. Topics covered will include the neuromusculoskeletal system, sport and exercise nutrition, current developments in physiology, advanced laboratory techniques, biomechanics of human movement and the psychology of sport and performance. You can choose to undertake all modules in the core disciplines, or specialise in either Physiology or Biomechanics.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources

Why Study this Degree

Have the opportunity to take voluntary wok placements at leading organisations. Previous placements include Crystal Palace Football Club, Harlequin’s Rugby Football club internship and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

This programme successfully prepares graduates to take up positions such as Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanists, Performance Consultants, PhD students, Researchers, Health Care Professionals, Lecturers and Data Analysts

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualifications (PGCert/PGDip) or complete the full MSc