MSc Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 year full-time, Typically 2 years part-time

Course Description

This MSc programme is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, as well as their implications for optimising sport performance and for the maintenance of good health.

The programme offers in-depth study across a range of areas within exercise physiology and sport and exercise nutrition. Practical sessions are taught in specialist teaching laboratories, and you will also use these facilities, as well as our research laboratories, while undertaking your research project.

The theoretical content and practical sessions delivered in sports nutrition and exercise physiology on this course will allow students to develop the fundamental understanding and the ability to apply and translate this knowledge into practice within the sport, exercise and health sectors, enabling you to transition into a highly adept researcher or practitioner.


Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science, human physiology, nutrition or dietetics or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology and/or nutrition.

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Programme Funding

There are lots of options available to you to fund your master’s programme, from alumni bursaries to school and department scholarships and government loans.

Student Destinations

This programme will equip you for future careers in research (PhD or research positions in the higher education sector), applied sports physiology/nutrition, exercise physiology and sport nutrition support, teaching in higher education or employment in industry. Employability and applied skills teaching are embedded within the programme.

Our graduates have been employed by the English, Scottish and Welsh Institutes of Sport, National Governing Bodies including UK Athletics, British Swimming and British Cycling, as well as professional bodies such as the Football Association, Rugby Football Union and Lawn Tennis Association.

Graduates have also gone into industry with companies including Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline and Yakult, as well as into health settings with the NHS, BUPA and Nuffield Health. Furthermore, graduates have gone on to undertake PhD study at various universities in the UK and abroad.

Module Details

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Quantitative Research
  • Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
  • Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

Optional Modules

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology


Compulsory Module

  • Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

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