Performance Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Performance Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Medicine


Post- graduate





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

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

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    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

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    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

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Why study this programme?

This flexible course has been designed for those already working within a sports environment to advance knowledge in applied areas such as MSK Ultrasound, Injection Therapy, Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Medicine in Extreme Environments; helping you to fully prepare your athletes.

UCLan School of Medicine recognises that professionals in this arena often have an acquired depth of knowledge in their subject area created by previous professional career development. This programme allows the student to bring 40 credits of previously acquired CPD/PD to their pathway creating a truly unique learning experience which rewards and recognises the continuous professional journey of the student.

Each module is designed for flexibility, many delivered in a combination of face to face and online learning, with each student selecting their best fit route through to their chosen award.

This Performance Medicine course is delivered by a wide team of academic and clinical staff supported by the School of Medicine and Allied Health research units.

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Entry Requirements

  • Must have completed Year 4 of MBChB (MBBS) qualification or relevant professional qualification for example in Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Rehabilitation
  • Be actively engaged in or access clinical experience in a Sports and Exercise Medicine practice in order to support learning within the programme
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)
  • All suitable applicants will be interviewed. Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University’s policies on equal opportunities and admissions.

Programme at a Glance

  • PU4025 Injection Therapy
  • XS4419 Contemporary Issues in Sports and exercise science
  • MB4050 Physical Activity in Health and Disease
  • XS4603 Advances in Sports Nutrition
  • MB4404 MSK Ultrasound Imaging
  • MB4055 Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • MB4056 Performance Medicine in Extreme Environments
  • HI4806 Professional Development through CPD (Professional Issues
  • HI4805 Professional Development through CPD (Practice Issues)

  • MB4063 Professional Development through CPD (Planning)
  • MB4064 Professional Development through CPD (Response)
  • MB4048 Work-Based Learning
  • MB4066 Research Methods for Medical and Clinical Practice, Education and Management OR
  • MB4060 Evidence-Based Practice
  • MB4022 Dissertation


  • MB4003 Professional Project

Further Information

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, 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).


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 2020/21

Full-time: £7,920 per year (UK/EU); International: £14,000
Part-time: £880 per 20-credit module (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

This course is supported by strong external links throughout the North West region, with input from a number of clinicians from professional sport and the NHS.

Learning Environment and Assessment

There will be a varied menu of assessment methods used to reflect the experiential nature and learning outcomes of this course.  Examples are:

  • Case study presentations
  • Case-based discussions
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Viva Voce
  • Written assessments
  • Project


Successful completion of the MSc Performance Medicine would allow progression onto our DProf Clinical Studies.