Taught course

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Human Performance)

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 will 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course primarily focuses on the physiological and biomechanical elements of the human performer, while also providing you with grounding in the lab techniques used by physiologists and biomechanists. The course serves as ideal preparation for those wishing to pursue accreditation as a Sport Scientist through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Aims

  • You will build on your existing knowledge and extend your understanding of applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics.
  • You will encounter experiences designed to enhance your critical analysis and independence of thought.
  • You will develop your understanding of, and competence in, research methods and statistical analysis.
  • You will be able to critically evaluate and initiate project work relevant to applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics.
  • You will be provided with a sound and secure basis from which you may proceed to a research degree (eg PhD) or a career as an applied sport scientist with specialist knowledge in applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics.
  • You will benefit from an integrated study programme that is compatible with current guidelines and benchmarks provided by or through BASES

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas). 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

full time
12 months
part time
30 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
CHLS-TPO-Lifesciences@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599