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

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

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Biomechanics Sports / Movement Science 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.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module brings together theory, research and practice from the traditional and contemporary literature of individual differences, social and interpersonal processes and motor skill learning and perception within the sport and high performance environment. In particular, the module will develop advanced knowledge of how these three distinct yet interrelated areas of study influence personal, developmental and performance growth and outcomes. First, the module considers the fundamental differences of humans and their relationship in the development and function of self, relationships and performance. Second, it explores the sport and performance factors that are affected by and effect social, interpersonal and group processes. The latter part of the module will examine how movement is developed, acquired and controlled to produce skilled behaviour and expertise in sport.

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

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. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

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