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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Sport and Exercise Science (Pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology)

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Sport and Exercise Science (Pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology)

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Sports / Movement Science Biomechanics Physiology (Human)

Course type


Course Summary


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 practical’s, 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.

In addition to discipline-specific knowledge, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of research methods, as well as the appropriate approaches to the management of ethical dilemmas within research. You will apply this knowledge to the design of your own research project. This project will allow you to perform focused research in an area of your choice.

Career Options

This programme successfully prepares graduates to take up positions such as Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanisms, Performance Consultants, PhD students, Researchers, Health Care Professionals, Lecturers and Data Analysts. The programme also equips graduates with the transferable and analytical skills for a diverse range of careers outside of Sports and Exercise Sciences. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


Specific research titles will be negotiated in accordance with areas of staff expertise, but students are required to undertake an independent study in an area related to sport and exercise sciences. Students will select and utilise a research methodology appropriate to their project. The dissertation provides the opportunity to: perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding; and to develop the skills and understanding of the processes required for good research practice. The research project provides the student with the opportunity to perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding to exercise their research potential under tutorial guidance and supervision. In addition, students are required to attend the Sport Science Seminars Series to frame their understanding of current sport-related research and reflect upon the content in the contexts of research project and career development.

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Entry requirements

You need a 2:2 or higher bachelor’s degree in Sport Science/Studies, Human Nutrition, Biomedical Sciences, or a related science-based degree. Candidates offering appropriate experiential knowledge and skills may also be considered.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more