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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomechanics Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our well-established Sport Biomechanics programme provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth understanding of all major aspects of sport biomechanics. Our Sports Biomechanics MSc enables you to specialise in the "physics of sports" - the area of science concerned with the analysis of human movement. Through movement, simulation and measurement, it seeks to gain a greater understanding of human performance in athletic and sporting activities, and to use this understanding to improve performance and reduce injury risk. The content of this cutting edge programme ranges from experimental techniques and equipment requirements and use, through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems. Our Sport Biomechanics programme provides an opportunity to join the largest sport biomechanics and motor control research team in the UK, with many staff who are members of the Sport Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group. This diverse and friendly community will offer many extra-curricular opportunities for you to participate in research activities and to learn from biomechanists with a huge amount of experience and expertise.

During the year you will also be encouraged to develop your employability and industry-specific skills through career talks, and opportunities for employment and volunteering in applied sports science settings. Graduates from Sport Biomechanics have gone on to biomechanics teaching in higher education, athlete support within the English Institute of Sport, and PhD research. Recent graduate destinations include: England & Wales Cricket Board, Performance Analyst; England Netball, Young Officials Development Officer etc. The Sport Biomechanics programme will develop your biomechanics-specific and transferable skills for employment, such as scientific writing, presentation skills, and critical analysis and discussion which will be beneficial for a wide range of potential careers.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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This module gives an understanding of neuromuscular function from the micro to applied whole human body level is developed together with practical skills in investigating neuromuscular function at the whole body level.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in sports science with a strong biomechanics component, or in engineering, maths, physics or a similar field.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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