menu icon
Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine PgDip (Online)

Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine PgDip (Online)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science Sports Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine. Studentswill benefit from access to the expertise of the staff at the National Stadium Sports, Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park, a custom-built, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility. Students will also develop and enhance your skills in literature searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.

Different course options

Study mode



24 months

Start date



This course is designed to enable students to understand the principles, assumptions, strengths and limitations of commonly used methods to assess cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity and for them to gain practical experience (residential week) in performing these tests.
Evidence Based Medicine (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£1667 per 20 credits; 60 credits per year over 2 years

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1667 per 20 credits; 60 credits per year over 2 years

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a degree in the sport and exercise sciences, physiotherapy, medicine, other relevant biological/biomedical sciences, or other health professions/health-related areas (at least a 2.2 Honours Degree or equivalent). Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more