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Sport and Exercise Science (MSc) (Pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology)

Sport and Exercise Science (MSc) (Pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology)

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science Sports Physiotherapy Biomechanics Physiology (Human)

Course type


Course Summary


This exciting MSc will provide you with a critical understanding of the key concepts, principles and theories in the areas of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES). You will have the chance to develop your practical and analytical skills of laboratory techniques in our excellent facilities, giving you a range of transferable skills related to the field which you will be able to apply to either further study or employment.

Sport and Exercise Sciences is a discipline that has its roots in biomechanics, psychology, physiology and metabolism and its interaction with exercise and nutrition. The field of SES has developed a great deal over the past century and contributes greatly to our understanding of societal issues including health and disease as well as elite sporting performance. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.


This programme successfully prepares graduates to take up positions as Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanists, Performance Consultants, PhD students, Researchers, Health Care Professionals, Lecturers and Data Analysts.


This is a laboratory based practical module that is designed to introduce students to the principles and concepts of the current methodologies and techniques used in either physiology OR biomechanics OR a combination of both research disciplines. The primary rationale for this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of the laboratory methods used in the relevant discipline(s) of sport and exercise science. In addition, students will be provided with the opportunity to gain practical experience in a range of techniques. This module is designed to upskill students for the dissertation module as well as enhance employability. Therefore, the module aims to equip students with the practical skills required to improve employment opportunities and / or for future research study at MRes or PhD. As well as a strong laboratory focus, this module will cover material related to good laboratory practice, organization and data processing. This module will also be closely linked with curriculum vitae development and reflective practice.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Normally a 2:2 or higher Bachelor degree in Sport Science/Studies, Human Nutrition, Biomedical Sciences or a related science-based degree. Candidates offering appropriate experiential knowledge and skills may also be considered.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more