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Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc/PGDip

Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc/PGDip

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Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Medicine Personal Fitness Sports Physiotherapy Sports / Movement Science Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Whether you've studied medicine, physiotherapy or have a strong clinical background in musculoskeletal health (MSK), Sports and Exercise Medicine will allow you to specialise in managing sports injuries and illnesses, exploring the relationship between exercise and health, and get real life experience in the field.

At Nottingham you'll learn anatomy through prosecution, gaining an understanding of both surface anatomy and medical imaging in our dedicated dissection room. You will also have practical teaching to help you assess and identify sporting injuries and illnesses in a clinical setting, as well as taking an evidence based approach to sports injury management. You will also learn about the public health aspect of physical activity and have the opportunity to complete your own research project.

We want you to be able to go where you want to in your career, and we'll help you get there with placements at real sporting events throughout you time with us and gain first-hand experience from consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine doctors and physiotherapists.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates become involved in a wide range of sport and exercise related activities from General Practice to the provision of medical care for professional athletes and teams.

Graduates have gone on to successful careers as:

  • Head of Sports Medicine, Rugby Football League
  • Chief Medical Officer, England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Director of Training and Conditioning, New York Knicks Basketball team
  • Lead Physiotherapist, Indian Cricket team

Students can also exit with PGDip award.


The module will cover the relationship between physical activity and specific medical conditions; exercise under specific conditions and the practical aspects of medical management in sport. Encompassing internationalisation, physical activity and health and disease in developing countries is also addressed.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant degree like Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and other allied health sciences. Or a Pass on a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (BMBS, MBBS, or equivalent). Depending on your application there may be an interview or you may need to provide evidence of work experience.