Entry requirements

At least a 2(ii) undergraduate honours degree is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The course focuses on the application of physiology and psychology to outdoor activities. It aims to develop students' practical and theoretical knowledge as well as their ability to propose possible alternative hypotheses to current thinking. As with other MSc programmes, this MSc been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student's individual needs and interests. It is intended that the skills learnt on this programme will enable students to apply theory to professional practice. The programme benefits from being taught by staff with a wide a range of physiological and psychological expertise. Within the modular structure all students undertake core/compulsory modules in: research skills; independent study (a one to one supervised programme of work leading to the development of the proposal for the research project); supervised experience a module tailored to the needs of the individual and could include directed work with a specified client group or individual; research project relevant to the programme being studied. Finally, students are able to choose one optional module from: performance physiology; sport psychology; effective coaching; rehabilitation of the injured athlete. The programme is delivered using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, practical work, tutorials and role play. Each module comprises approximately 200 hours of student time (including formal contact).

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Fees and funding

The School will reward academic excellence at entry. A fee reduction of £1,000 will be applied for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Other applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website.
Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Jonathan Moore
01248 388256