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Human and Applied Physiology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiology (Human) Sports Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you'll study physiological responses to exercise – both in healthy and clinical populations, and in response to extreme environments too. You'll also examine the role of exercise as part of a treatment programme. You'll graduate with a postgraduate degree in a subject-specific discipline of physiology, and with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work as a physiologist, a specialised technician, or to pursue a career in biomedical research and medicine. On this course, you'll: Learn laboratory-based skills, as well as the ability to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable manner, Get hands-on experience of conducting research and physiological testing in simulated environmental conditions of heat, cold, humidity and hypoxia, Boost your knowledge and experience of how exercise can be used in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions, Access our Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratories, which feature physiological monitoring equipment, and our Extreme Environments Laboratory, with climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude, an immersion pool, and a swimming flume. The skills you'll develop on this course will help you pursue a career as a: Health and wellbeing physiologist, Health advisor, Clinical exercise physiologist, Exercise referral coordinator, Personal trainer, PhD researcher leading to employment as a professional scientist.

Different course options

Full time | University of Portsmouth | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Humans in Extreme Environments - Core
Applied Research Methods - Core
Humans in Extreme Environments - Core
MSc Project - Core

Tuition fees

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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

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered.

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The University has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more

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