Strength and Conditioning MSc

Strength and Conditioning MSc

School of Sport and Wellbeing


Post- graduate





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Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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    Part-Time: Two Years

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    Distance with attendance, Part-time

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Why study this programme?

The MSc in Strength & Conditioning is a dedicated distance learning postgraduate degree which focuses on the applied practitioner. The scientific underpinning ensures the development of the correct ratio of academic theory and field-based coaching skills. You will cover topics that mirror the industry standards of British Weight Lifting and UK Strength and Conditioning Association and will gain specific skills to become competent advanced strength and conditioning coaches and weight lifting coaches.

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning or other sport related degree

Programme at a Glance

Course highlights

  • Distance learning
  • Employability
  • Applied
  • Practitioner
  • Advanced S&C coaches
  • High performance sport
  • Athlete development
  • Professional coaching
  • Weight lifting
  • Weight lifting coaches


  • Developing Strength 1 & 2 (20 credits each)
  • Advanced Conditioning 1 & 2 (20 credits each)
  • Contemporary Issues in Strength & Conditioning (20 credits)
  • Coaching Practice (20 credits)
  • Strength and Conditioning Project (60 credits)

Postgraduate Advice Event

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

Further Information


The MSc is a new course. Graduates from our undergraduate degree take further specific study in Strength & Conditioning either in the form of postgraduate courses or with the recognised bodies such as British Weight Lifting. Graduates work as self-employed strength & conditioning coaches in a variety of sports, but also as employees within football and rugby teams.

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

Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
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.

Case Studies

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

  • British Weight Lifting
  • UK Strength & Conditioning Association

This course is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA a is the world-leading membership organisation for strength & conditioning practitioners and their Education Recognition Program (ERP) distinguishes accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.

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Learning Environment and Assessment

  • Distance learning
  • Online material
  • Weekend lab sessions and practicals
  • UCLan Sports Arena

Assessment methods
  • Written reports
  • Demonstration of competency
  • Portfolio submission