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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ergonomics Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design (General) Engineering Studies Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

In this course, you will gain the the skills and knowledge to work at the cutting edge of research and development in the sports equipment industry. Develop a biomechanical and physiological understanding of athletes, enabling you to analyse the athlete-equipment interactions in sport. Enhance your technical, problem-solving and engineering skills and learn to apply them to the sporting environment. You complete a major industry linked research project to develop your practical understanding of sports engineering, to gain vital real world experience as well as improve your employability. You will also be provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles (across a range of activities). You will be encouraged to develop your own experiences to enhance your career.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in: research and development; technology; analysis.

Different course options

Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Mechanics Of Sports Equipment And Human Interaction (30 Credits) - Core
Industry Linked Project (45 Credits) - Core
Design And Inovation In Sports Engineering (30 Credits) - Core
Applied Research Skills (30 Credits) - Core
Applied Measurement In Sports Engineering (30 Credits) - Core
Numerical Programming In Sports Engineering (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This course has been designed for high achieving graduates from a wide range of technical subjects such as engineering, physics or mathematics. The course is selective and welcomes applications from graduates with a 2.1 or above. Graduates from sports science degrees are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate sufficient expertise in mathematics and physics, for example good results at A-level, and have excelled in biomechanics throughout their undergraduate degree.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more