Taught course

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Institution
Brunel University, London · Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sports Science.

Other subjects including Medicine, Veterinary Science/medicine, Physiotherapy or any Biological Science will also be considered on an individual basis provided applicants can show evidence of at least one year’s experience of working in science or an area allied to medicine and/or sport.

Hepatitis B immunisation will be required as students on this pathway will be involved in taking capillary blood samples.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise MSc is aimed at graduates with a background in sports science who want to build on their existing knowledge with advanced study in the specialist areas of human performance and sports psychology.

Our selection of optional modules, covering the range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors governing how the human body works, allows you to tailor your course to your interests and objectives.

You can choose, for example, to concentrate on the mechanics of optimal performance, with a focus on developing your practical and analytical skills of accessing and enhancing a person’s strength, flexibility, stamina and athletic technique. Alternatively, you might examine the key psychological factors that impact on sports performance such as anxiety, motivation, concentration and confidence, and learn strategies that help athletes to overcome inhibitions and achieve peak performance.

Your course will include two compulsory modules. One investigates contemporary issues related to physical activity and health such as the effects of ageing, injury rehabilitation, obesity, and cardiac health. The other looks at research methods and data analysis, tools that will prepare you for higher, research-related degrees.

Throughout your studies you’ll be able to take advantage of our modern physiology and biomechanics laboratories and some of the best sports facilities in the UK.

From elite performance to personal fitness to community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding, global industry. The expert knowledge and practical skills you’ll gain from your Brunel master’s will boost your employment prospects in the lab, on the training field or with sporting bodies.

Information for international students

This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only. Find out more.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 68% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 98 overall (min 20)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,935 (F/T)
International students
£20,450 (F/T)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599