Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years (infill basis only) Lectures will be on Wednesdays
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
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.
Dr. Jonathan Sinclair
+44 (0) 1772 89 2796
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
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The MSc Sport and Exercise Science requires that you take 180 credits 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.
Kieron Wood Graduate 15/16I 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 15/16My time on the MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences 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.
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Football Medicine & Performance Association (FMPA) – UCLan is just one of 2 universities that currently partners the FMPA. This partnership gives students direct links to the football industry and provides opportunities for students to access current practice in football and potential career prospects.
The School of Sport and Health Sciences 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.
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.