MSc in Exercise and Sport Sciences brochure (PDF 239Kb)
This programme acts as a conversion course taking students at entry from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in a number of disciplines. It is offered by the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy in the University of Birmingham Medical School.
The purpose of the MSc Exercise and Sport Sciences is :
to provide a strong foundation for research in exercise and sport science in health and disease
to provide academic and practical knowledge and training for those seeking a career as an exercise or sports scientist in a clinical or community environment or involved in management or organisation of such services
The course has three compulsory modules, which all students will undertake, in: research methods; continued professional development; and integrated body systems. The remaining taught elements of the course will be delivered in the form of optional modules in core disciplines within exercise and sports sciences, allowing students to shape the course to their particular interest. Optional modules include: Neuromuscular performance through the human lifetime; Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; Nutrition and metabolism in health and obesity; Psychology of physical activity promotion.
All students will also undertake a research project, which is offered in the shape of a 12 week research project in the students chosen discipline.
Specific areas of active research include:
Exercise metabolism: The health effects of exercise in obesity and ageing
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology,
Behavioural medicine: Psychological processes, immunology and cardiovascular function.
Biomechanics, neurophysiology and psychology of motor control and exercise performance
Motivations for, and effects of, physical activity participation
Research projects can be undertaken in an academic, industrial or hospital environment.
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
At least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant science subject (E.g. Sport and Exercise Sciences, BMedSci, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biology, Biological Sciences).
Learn more about postgraduate entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
To make an informal enquiry about this course or register your interest, contact:
Student Recruitment Team
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5922
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages