Taught course

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Institution
Brunel University, London · Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class (2:1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sports Sciences or graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences or Sports studies as one of their subjects. Other disciplines including medicine, medical science, veterinary medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy or any biological science will also be considered providing they can show evidence of at least one year’s experience of working in science or an area allied to medicine and/or sport and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a lower second class degree (2:2) in Sports Sciences or graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences or Sports studies as one of their subjects providing they can show evidence of at least one year’s experience of working in science or an area allied to medicine and or sport and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be required to have an interview. NB: Hepatitis B immunisation will be required as students on this pathway will be involved in taking capillary blood samples. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to take a broad-based degree that combines a range of self-selected modules from across the two specialist pathways: Human Performance and Sport Psychology.

It includes the module ‘Physical Activity and Health’ in which contemporary issues such as obesity and injury rehabilitation are examined from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective.

Aims

  • You will have significant scope to tailor a programme of study to your specific needs.
  • You will build upon your existing knowledge and extend your understanding of selected areas in sport, health and exercise sciences.
  • You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought.
  • You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD).

Special Features

  • The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition.
  • Our students have varied backgrounds and interests – some are keen to gain knowledge about sports performance, others are keen to explore the links between sport and, for example, community, education, health, and politics.
  • Sport is a hugely popular form of culture around the world and the academic study of sport has grown in popularity to meet the demands of the global sports industry. In parallel with these developments, sport sciences courses at Brunel are up-to-date, dynamic, and forward-looking.
  • We have some of the best sports facilities in the UK which include an indoor and outdoor sports and fitness complex. For more information visit Brunel University Sport.

Information for international students

Students will be required to have a degree equivalent to 2.1. Also IELTS score of 7 or TOEFL. Our International Pathways and Language Centre offers a range of foundation and pre-masters courses to provide you with the academic skills required for your chosen course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,350 full-time; £4,175 part-time
International students
17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Taught Programmes Office Department of Life Sciences
Email
course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599