Taught course

Sports Therapy

Edge Hill University · Department of Sport and Physical Activity

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in sports therapy and professional accreditation with the Society of Sports Therapists. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) are also required. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry


Course content

Underpinned by advanced professional practice, this taught Masters degree is designed for sports therapy graduates who have secured professional accreditation with The Society of Sports Therapists. The course promotes individual enquiry, developing your status and expertise as a graduate sports therapist and providing a dynamic and fluid appraisal of contemporary issues and clinical techniques. You will spend 200 hours on practice placements, significantly expanding on the practice experience from your undergraduate degree, developing your professional portfolio and enhancing your employability. The focus on professional practice is supplemented by bespoke modules aligned to mental health awareness for athletes and practitioners, as well as critical issues in strength and conditioning, reflecting the specialisms available to graduate sports therapists. You will also complete a research project, developed around your own interests, which could lead to your work being submitted for publication. You will graduate as a professionally qualified, evidence-based sports therapist with extensive real-world experience in all facets of contemporary sports therapy.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this MSc are £7,000 for UK students and £13,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23.Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £39 per credit for UK students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23. This is equivalent to £780 per 20 credit module.180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

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


You will be assessed through essays, projects and lab reports, critical analysis of papers and poster presentations. You will also deliver practical workshop sessions and undertake independent research.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171