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Applied Sport Physiology MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Applied Sport Physiology MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Physiology (Human)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will suit you if you are a sport and exercise graduate, a graduate from a related science or a medical student looking to specialise in the field of sport physiology. It is designed to focus on professional skills that improve your employability, as you learn with state-of-the-art equipment including environmental chambers, breath-by-breath analysers, blood sampling analysers and transcranial magnetic stimulation devices. You also gain real-world experience in areas relevant to your interests by working alongside experienced practitioners. Past projects have included the design of individualised training programmes leading up to the Brighton Marathon and the physiological testing of elite athletes. Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), as are most of our course staff. You can register on the BASES Supervised Experience Scheme yourself to achieve personal accreditation. Career opportunities for sport and exercise scientists are growing. Sports science is recognised as a vital ingredient in the success and development of most sports and for the individuals that take part it is an everyday aspect of their training. Many hospitals and primary care trusts are also appointing specialists with exercise backgrounds to work in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion. Our graduates have started their careers with organisations including: Lucozade (sports scientist); Europeansports (performance analyst, Munich); EIS (physiology PhD studentships); LTA, British tennis (strength and conditioning coach of the women’s team) and RYA (head of sports science and medicine). Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Eastbourne Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Exercise Tolerance (Integrative Physiology) - Core
Skills for Physiological Assessment - Core
Science in Practice - Core
Professional and Personal Development - Core
Final Project - Core

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 a relevant honours degree with a minimum 2:2 equivalent from a NARIC-recognized institution, either in the sport or exercise sciences or a relevant science-based degree such as psychology, physiology, biochemistry or zoology. Graduates in more fundamental sciences such as chemistry, physics and mathematics may also be accepted. Applicants without the minimum qualifications may be considered, providing they can demonstrate the appropriate background and work experience.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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