Football Science and Rehabilitation MSc

Football Science and Rehabilitation MSc

School of Health Sciences


Post- graduate





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

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

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    2 years

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  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

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Why study this programme?

The MSc Football Science and Rehabilitation degree provides an intellectually challenging programme. The module content has been designed to provide a high quality education for those students aspiring to work in the field of Football, Medicine, Science and Rehabilitation. It has been developed in the light of discussions with clinical partners including the Football Medical Association.

For further information please contact:

Mark Leather
Course Leader
MSc Football Rehabilitation
Room: Brook Building 133
Telephone: 01772 895130

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be holder of relevant and related undergraduate degree

Programme at a Glance

Year 1


Year 2

  • May – PU4015  DISSERTATION *


Dec – Graduate

* = Compulsory Modules

** = Optional modules choose any 4 from 5

Further information:

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 23 June 2019

Further Information

All assessments are tailored to the modules which they assess. Details about the broad assessment strategy for the modules can be found in the module descriptors on the Course Blackboard pages. Specific details for assessments for each module will be given in the Module Information Pack and on the module pages on blackboard.

Each module contains a formative piece of work which develops towards your final assessment. It is imperative that you use this formative modular work to gauge your progress towards the final assessment and consider whether you can develop the skills needed to give you the grades which you are striving for, or whether you need support with either module content, from the module leader, or academic skills, from your academic advisor.

Additionally each assessment will give you feedback that you should reflect on and about which you should seek clarity from the assessor if you require it. It is only by building on points from your feedback that you can hope to develop throughout your course.

You may wish to use your academic advisor to help you reflect on feedback and plan for development through your course.

All assignment submission details and deadlines are notified through the Module Information Packs on the module pages on Blackboard. Deadlines are usually set at 9am or 5pm – check your Module Information pack for details.

Assessment information should tell you which module learning outcomes are being assessed, what the title/subject of the assessment is, some discussion of the way in which it is expected that you approach the assessment, details for assessment support and details of the marking grid for the assessment.

All assignments should be submitted via Turnitin on the Module Blackboard page, unless the Module Information Pack specifically states otherwise. Electronic submission to a central source allows effective access of your work to the marking team and external examiners and prevents your work from being lost. It is not acceptable to submit by email to the module tutor, and submission in this way may result in your work not being marked.

Turnitin requires the assignment to be submitted as one document including assessment front sheet, references and appendices. If the combining of several sources into one document is challenging to you, you are advised to seek support from the IT trainers well in advance of submission dates.

Unless your Module Information Pack advises differently, written assessed work should be submitted in the following format:.

  • All work should include and electronic front sheet (found on MSc Page on Blackboard) which includes details of the module leader and a declaration that the work is your own.
  • All work should be word processed in A4 portrait format, usually on white background unless the module information pack identifies differently
  • Fonts should be sans serif eg calibri or ariel font size 11 or 12 to allow for easy reading
  • Margins should be set at 2.5cm (right & left) & 2.5 cm (top & bottom)
  • All work should be spaced at 1.5 or 2 (double spaced) to allow for marking (this is important even in electronic marking formats)
  • You must include your candidate number as a header (font size 10) on every page.
  • Each page should be numbered.
  • An actual word count (not including the reference list) must be indicated on the title page of the assignment.
  • Submitted work must be within the word limit for the assessment (mark penalties are imposed for work which exceeds the word limit).
  • A reference list must be included (please note this includes only the references that you have included in your assignment.) A bibliography is not usually required unless specifically stated in the module information pack
  • Student submission form should be at the front of the assessment
  • The title page should contain the minimum information:
  • Course Title
  • Module Title/Module Code
  • Assignment Title
  • Word Count (not including reference list)

Submission Date. 

  • Module handbooks will indicate when you need to provide additional information which may include a specific ‘Cover Sheet.’

Additionally where work is to be handed in in hard copy:

  • Print work on one side per page.
  • Ensure pages are secured by a staple in the top left corner only
  • Submit an electronic copy of your assignment via Blackboard or in the format requested in the Module Information Pack

Submit the paper copy to the  module box in a clear plastic folder (unless indicated otherwise in Module Information Pack.

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).


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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


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


Fees 2019/20

Part-time: £3,345 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

DBS Checks

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

Industry Links

Football Medical Association – University have signed an agreement with the FMA to be a direct partner.  Links clearly to the football industry and provides opportunities for students to access current practice in football and potential career prospects.

Links with a variety of individuals working in elite sport who guest lecture on the programme.  All with extensive experience in their field both in elite sports and in the football industry.

Course team have extensive experience in elite professional football.

The course provides an excellent networking opportunity to work with the best practitioners in the field and this provides them with opportunities to connect with these practitioners.