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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences MSc

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences MSc

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Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise MSc is aimed at graduates with a background in sports science who want to build on their existing knowledge with advanced study in the specialist areas of human performance and sports psychology.

Our selection of optional modules, covering the range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors governing how the human body works, allows you to tailor your course to your interests and objectives.

You can choose, for example, to concentrate on the mechanics of optimal performance, with a focus on developing your practical and analytical skills of accessing and enhancing a person’s strength, flexibility, stamina and athletic technique. Alternatively, you might examine the key psychological factors that impact on sports performance such as anxiety, motivation, concentration and confidence, and learn strategies that help athletes to overcome inhibitions and achieve peak performance.

Your course will include two compulsory modules. One investigates contemporary issues related to physical activity and health such as the effects of ageing, injury rehabilitation, obesity, and cardiac health. The other looks at research methods and data analysis, tools that will prepare you for higher, research-related degrees.

Careers and your future

Sport is a competitive world and an expanding global industry. The expert skills you’ll gain on this course will give you a head start in your career. You may wish to go into coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, sport development or sport management. The course will also prepare you for formal accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) or to progress on to further research such as PhD study.


The dissertation aims to enable students to demonstrate in an extended, in-depth, self-chosen independent study or project that they have a secure grasp of critical theoretical principles and the application of these principles, and to demonstrate that they have the ability to use appropriate research resources and methods in the examination of a self-chosen topic related to one or more of the scientific disciplines covered within the programme.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sports Science. Other subjects including Medicine, Veterinary Science/medicine, Physiotherapy or any Biological Science will also be considered on an individual basis provided applicants can show evidence of at least one year’s experience of working in science or an area allied to medicine and/or sport.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, available to study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 18,000 students are enrolled at Brunel, with over 6,700 of those studying at postgraduate level. Brunel is comprised of three colleges: Business, Arts & Social Sciences Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has five...more

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