From elite performance to the thriving personal fitness market and community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding multi-billion dollar global industry. Our degree primes the very best graduates with the skills to help sports people improve efficiency of performance and reduce risk of injury. In the wake of London 2012, careers in sport and recreation are on the rise. Gain an advantage by training at one of the leading sport and exercise science universities in the UK.
Sport science provides scientific intervention to enhance training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical activity programmes aimed at improving general health. Our innovative, engaging and broad-ranging course will help you to strengthen the practical skills required to work with both elite athletes and the general population. Furthermore, it will improve your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the practical application.
Allowing you the chance to study biomechanics, physiology and psychology, the real strength of this course is that it keeps your options open. Our highly experienced experts will develop your skills in critical analysis, evaluation, research and writing.
Our facilities are based in Saracen Rugby's nearby Allianz Park stadium. We boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. We also have associations, either through partnerships or through our alumni, with Tottenham Hotspur, Lee Valley, the England Rugby Football Union and the English Institute of Sport, allowing you to train alongside the best and build invaluable industry contacts.
You should choose two of the three above optional modules.
This module is designed to provide a critical overview of the main methods and approaches used for research into topics areas related to biomechanics, physiology and psychology, and to equip the student to apply this knowledge in the planning a research proposal. The module affords students opportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of published work in their specialist area, or in health care in general. Students will learn in groups and will explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation that can inform health care work. Interprofessional workshops will allow the student to develop a research proposal, to consider its adequacy and limitations, and justify the approach taken.
To begin the course you must complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and provide suitable references.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Prospective students may require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
The Sport and Exercise Science courses are for students who would like to develop a deeper understanding of how the human body produces optimal performance, how injuries and diseases can be prevented, and how to develop an ideal lifestyle. You will gain the expert knowledge and practical skills to thrive in this exciting and vast industry.
Opportunities exist within professional and semi-professional sports across the UK and worldwide. Most team sports now have sport scientists, on either a part-time or full-time basis dependent on their level of funding or competition. In addition to the sporting world, a large proportion of sport and exercise scientists can also find themselves working in the clinical environment, in general health and well-being, in the technology industry, or on a self-employed basis, among many other areas. It really is a great opportunity to step into a wide array of career paths.
Stuart Miller is the course leader for MSc Sport and Exercise. Stuart's main research interest is in understanding HOW and WHY humans (and animals in general) move how they do. His primary focus is on how the muscle and tendon work efficiently and optimally within body; this allows him to understand, and subsequently improve, a wide range of sporting movements. Combined, this helps put the athlete in their best position, be it through optimal training or improving performance directly within competition. Through this varied research, Stuart has become proficient in using a range of equipment including motion analysis, isokinetic dynamometry, ultrasonography, electromyography, and force plates.
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MSc Sport and Exercise Science
This course is offered full time or part time. The fees below refer to the 2016/17 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|PG Cert||tbc|| |
|Part time course fees*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits |
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£48 (per taught credit) |
£24 (per dissertation credit)
|£84 (per taught credit) |
£42 (per dissertation credit)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||£48 (per taught credit)||£84 (per taught credit)|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||£48 (per taught credit)||£84 (per taught credit)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.