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Sport and Exercise Science MSc

Sport and Exercise Science MSc

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years (infill basis only) Lectures will be on Wednesdays

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc

Why study this programme?

Postgraduate study of sport and exercise science at UCLan provides the scientific backup for optimising athletic performance / monitoring, and offers a cornerstone of some health and wellness interventions. This course is targeted at students of sport and exercise sciences who wish to develop their vocational skills in a truly applied context and learn from some of the world’s leading experts in this field. Sport and exercise scientists will have a broad technical knowledge, allied to an excellent applied skills base, and an underpinning knowledge of the core disciplines of physiology and biomechanics. This innovative master’s programme allows the application of these varied principles via both a research and practitioner-based context, particularly focused on the discipline areas of physiology and biomechanics.

Entry Requirements

2:2 Hons degree or equivalent degree associated with sport and exercise physiology and /or biomechanics.
IELTS: 6.5 with no subscore lower than 6.0

Programme at a Glance

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • XS4001 - Ethical Guidelines and Procedures (20 credits)
  • XS4000 - Research methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences (40 credits)

Optional Modules (Choose 2)
  • XS4418 - Advanced Skills in 3D biomechanical assessment (10 credits)
  • XS4419 - Contemporary issues in Sports Science (20 Credits) - Independent study module

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules
  • XS4000 - Research methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences (40 credits)
  • XS4300 - Advanced Methodologies in Sport and Exercise Science (40 credits)
  • XS4900 - Research Project for Sport and Exercise Science (60 credits)

Optional Modules (choose 2)
  • XS4421 - Current topics in biomechanical/physiological measurement (10 credits) - Independent study module
  • XS4419 - Contemporary issues in Sports Science (20 credits) - Independent study module

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

XS4300 - Advanced Methodologies in Sport and Exercise Science (40 credits)

XS4900 - Research Project for Sport and Exercise Science (60 credits)

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The MSc Sport and Exercise Science requires that you take nine modules in total, all at Level 4. The modules will be taken through a combination of single semester and double semester delivery. This will require the final dissertation to be undertaken during Semesters 2 and 3. 

Course subject to change

This course is subject to formal course review and reapproval by the University as part of its normal cycle of regular review (a process called Periodic Review). Course information and programme specifications are updated and reviewed as part of this process and course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students. This can be in response to various factors including: student feedback; annual reports from external examiners; feedback from the sector or industry advisors or as part of the regular review process by course teams.

This process may well result in changes to the structure and content of the current course as outlined in this Handbook. Any changes made as a result of the process will be immediately included in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with revised versions prior to the commencement of their programme. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

Student Feedback on the Course

Kieron Wood Graduate 15/16

I was an external candidate coming from another establishment and I fitted in seamlessly. The course was extremely accommodating and the course content transfer’s directly into employment within sports science. The course enables me to create a diverse network and teach me a high calibre of skills, which will be crucial in my career in sports science. I had access to high quality facilities and athletic populations that are only available through the UCLan course. The course teaches you to become completely self-sufficient in research. The course leader (Dr. Jonathan Sinclair) is an exemplary member of staff that delivers lectures and assignments that are concurrent with the on going developments in sports science. The publications and knowledge he has is one that is recognised up and down the country, which is paired with a work ethic that is unparalleled. Dr. Sinclair is always available for support and development, it is only with his guidance and support that upon completing the program I have been able to secure employment and pursue publication of my own research.

Gareth Shadwell Graduate 15/16

My time on the MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics course was the most academically challenging experience of my life; however, the infrastructure of support and guidance from my course leader Dr. Jonathan Sinclair along with his impeccable lectures and supporting materials allowed me to further aspire and work towards a career in higher education.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: TBC
Part-time: TBC

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

View further information

Industry Links

The School of Sport and Wellbeing has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak to students within modules across a range of our courses.

This represents a valuable opportunity for students to meet potential employers and learn about life in the sports industry. For example, we have had guest lectures given by representatives of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Lancashire Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Preston City Council.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The Division of Sport Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, is home to some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of sport and exercise sciences, making this course truly unique.

It consists of a compulsory element outlining research methods, ethics and practices, advanced methodologies and a research project. This is supplemented by a choice of two optional study modules. A variety of assessment methods are used including coursework, case studies, presentations and reflective portfolios.