Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sport, Health and Exercise Science MSc Course Details within University of South Wales

University of South Wales
Tel:UK tel: 08455 76 77 78, International tel: +44 (0)1443 654450
Course Fees
August 2018 - July 2019 Fees: Full-time UK and EU: £6000 Please note the full-time UK and EU fee is £9000, however USW is offering a full-time UK and EU bursary of £3000 which means students pay £6000 Full-time International: £13000 Part-time UK and EU: £667 per 20 credits Please note the part-time UK and EU fee is £1000, however USW is offering a part-time UK and EU bursary of £333 which means students pay £667 per 20 credits
Start Month(s)
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Sport, Health and Exercise Science MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Would you like to further your career in sport, health and exercise science? Would you like to offer sports science support to professional teams? Or does working in the field of physical activity and exercise in your community drive your ambition? The MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science course represents the academic and research interests of exercise and health scientists at the University.

During your postgraduate studies, you will conduct supervised and independent research work at our Sports Park and at our state-of-the-art environmental, exercise physiology and body composition laboratories on Glyntaff campus. The University of South Wales is 15th overall in the UK for world leading research in sports and exercise science – there is a strong research culture and our students are encouraged to engage with this from the beginning of their studies.

Module details

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Research Project
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Work Based Development 

Plus three of the following optional modules:

  • Strength and Conditioning (Sport Science Pathway)
  • Movement Analysis (Sport Science Pathway)
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance (Sport Science or Exercise and Health Pathway)
  • Physical Activity and Health (Exercise and Health Pathway)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Public Health (Exercise and Health Pathway)

Entry Requirements

Usually an Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in a relevant science subject such as Sports Science, Biomedical Science or Physiology, although experience can sometimes be taken into account.

Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable. Those without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior professional experience may be taken into account.

Student Destinations

A higher level degree such as an MSc, MPhil or PhD is becoming increasingly essential if you want to pursue a professional and/or academic career in sport and exercise science or physical activity/nutrition related to public health. Future employment opportunities include areas such as academia, professional sports clubs, the public/private health sector, sport national governing bodies, fitness industry, as well as supporting those of you already in employment such as teachers, community sport and health officers, as well as physical activity and fitness leaders.