Sport and Exercise Science MSc

October 2019
1 year full-time
Usually 2 years part-time
£13,500 (INT)

Please note, this course is not accepting applications for 2018.

From elite performance to the thriving personal fitness market and community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding multi-billion dollar global industry. Our degree primes the very best graduates with the skills to help sports people improve efficiency of performance and reduce risk of injury. Gain an advantage by training at one of the leading sport and exercise science universities in the UK.

Why study MSc Sport and Exercise Science at Middlesex?

Sport science provides scientific intervention to enhance training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical activity programmes aimed at improving general health. Our innovative, engaging and broad-ranging course will help you to strengthen the practical skills required to work with both elite athletes and the general population. Furthermore, it will improve your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the practical application.

Allowing you the chance to study biomechanics and physiology, the real strength of this course is that it keeps your options open. Our highly experienced experts will develop your skills in critical analysis, evaluation, research and writing.

Our facilities are based at Allianz Park Stadium, the home of Saracens Rugby Club. We boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. We also have associations, either through partnerships or through our alumni, with Tottenham Hotspur, Lee Valley, the England Rugby Football Union and the English Institute of Sport, allowing you to train alongside the best and build invaluable industry contacts.

What you will study on MSc Sport and Exercise Science?

This innovative course explores a broad range of topics within the science of sport and exercise, from biomechanics to physiology. Focusing on the functioning of the human body during exercise, you will learn how to analyse and respond to the body, and how to interpret and critically analyse the principles of training and adaptation.

The work placement will enable you to enhance your knowledge and gain additional practical experience so that you can select and administer performance tests with a high level of accuracy, and focus on developing the specific work skills demanded by employers.

The dissertation will allow you to pursue your chosen research area, and you’ll receive training on methods and processes with particular relevance to exercise and health to support your research.

How is MSc Sport and Exercise Science taught?

The programme runs one day per week (usually on a Monday, 10am-5pm), with all taught components finishing in May, leaving the dissertation to run over the summer months through to September.

In this time, you will gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills through attending lectures, participatory seminars, small group discussions, directed learning, laboratory and practical sessions.

How can the MSc Sport & Exercise Science support your career?

The Sport and Exercise Science courses are for students who would like to develop a deeper understanding of how the human body produces optimal performance, how injuries and diseases can be prevented, and how to develop an ideal lifestyle. You will gain the expert knowledge and practical skills to thrive in this exciting and vast industry.

Opportunities exist within professional and semi-professional sports across the UK and worldwide. Most team sports now have sport scientists, on either a part-time or full-time basis dependent on their level of funding or competition. In addition to the sporting world, a large proportion of sport and exercise scientists can also find themselves working in the clinical environment, in general health and well-being, in the technology industry, or on a self-employed basis, among many other areas. It really is a great opportunity to step into a wide array of career paths.

Our sport and exercise science facilities are based nearby to our Hendon campus in Allianz Park, offering staff and students unique access to academy and elite players and coaches.

Our collaboration with Saracens, as well as partnerships with other sporting institutions like the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, provide placement opportunities for students.

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