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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2.1 honours degree in physiotherapy, physical sciences, sport or another relevant discipline which has a substantial biomechanics component at level 6
Additional Information:
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component
  • 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL isaccepted on this programme
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
  • All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC
  • International students who have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

LJMU's MSc in Sport and Clinical Biomechanics features extensive training in lab-based skills plus in-depth analysis of contemporary issues.
  • Choose this programme developed by world-leading researchers from our pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Study modules that complement the specific expertise of biomechanics staff and include: clinical gait analysis and virtual rehabilitation, muscle and tendon mechanics and biomechanical assessment and injury prevention
  • Access state-of-the-art biomechanics laboratories in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building, including the Movement Function Research Laboratory
  • Look forward to exciting career opportunities in clinical or sports biomechanics and/or academic and professional development
  • Benefit from good links with local companies for work placements - including hospitals, elite sport organisations and sport equipment manufacturers
  • Ideal for Physiotherapists who wish to deepen their biomechanical expertise
Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical functioning of the biological system. This course applies biomechanical knowledge in both a sporting and clinical context. You will study under the guidance of world-leaders in biomechanics, bringing your own knowledge into our state-of-the-art facilities. We welcome applications from those interested in the movement and mechanism of the human body and dedicated to the application and advancement of this field of study.

The curriculum is research-led with a number of core modules being directly informed by the current research activity of staff. Extensive training is provided in laboratory-based skills and in the interpretation of biomechanical findings and there is comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues in biomechanics. The programme opens up a world of scientific innovation, research and the application of clinical treatments that can achieve functional consequences for the human body in sports performance contexts.

You will be taught in world-leading laboratory facilities and will benefit from unique access to a wide-range of biomechanical equipment including: multiple force platforms, four 3D motion capture systems, wireless EMG, high speed video cameras, ultrasound, isokinetic dynamometry and the latest analysis methods and software (e.g. Visual 3D, SIMImotion).

Our dedicated Movement Function Research Laboratory is used to assess movement function, dysfunction and rehabilitation with a focus on movement re-training. You will receive applied training in the use of this state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques to facilitate independent usage.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

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

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090