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Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc

Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Would you like to become an applied sport scientist working with professional athletes or promoting healthy lifestyles? This exciting new MSc is your route to a fulfilling career as a high-level sport and exercise professional.

  • 94% of our students are satisfied with the overall quality of the course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019)
  • Tailor your studies to match your professional interests in sport and exercise science: you can focus on psychology, physiology or a mixture of both disciplines
  • Gain substantial practical experience in real-world settings, working directly with clients on applied placements and internships
  • Benefit from the support of industry-experienced mentors, both within the University and in the workplace
  • Build high-quality research skills and learn how to apply latest scientific finding in the work environment
  • Draw on our wide-ranging partnerships with leading athletes, sports teams and sports organisations

Assessment

Students will complete both summative and formative assessment throughout the course to include written essays, reports and case studies, oral presentations, and viva-voce exams. Students’ will be assessed on their practical skills, their application of scientific knowledge to practitioner settings, and their ability to critically evaluate the role and requirements of an applied practitioner.

Careers

If you’re interested in pursuing a career centred on sport and exercise science, this MSc offers an excellent learning experience. You could work as an applied sport scientist with clients such as professional athletes or you could embark on broader roles in the community and health sectors where you can help encourage behaviour change and healthy lifestyles.

The course also acts as a platform if you want to continue on to complete a programme of Supervised Experience with BASES, which would enable you to gain accreditation as a Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Having improved your research skills, you could think about taking your academic qualifications to the next level, by completing a doctoral programme such as a PhD. You could also consider progressing to a role in teaching.

Different course options

Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

In this module you'll develop an advanced understanding of research approaches and methodologies, as well as practical research and critical analysis skills in preparation for the Independent Research project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020/21 UK/EU fee is £875 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will usually need an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate level, in a related subject.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more

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