Taught course

Sport Biomechanics

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sport or biological sciences (with a substantial biomechanics/bioengineering component), or in engineering, maths, physical sciences, or related disciplines.

Months of entry


Course content

Our well-established sports biomechanics master's enables you to specialise in the physics of sport - the area of science concerned with the analysis of human movement.

Through the measurement and simulation of movement, it facilitates a greater understanding of human performance in sporting and recreational activities. This understanding can then be used to improve performance and reduce injury risk.

The programme contains cutting-edge content, ranging from experimental techniques and equipment requirements and use, through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems. You will benefit from access to a large designated teaching laboratory, which can be partitioned into two fully equipped laboratories, allowing independent activities to be performed simultaneously.

Throughout the programme you will use key pieces of biomechanics equipment, including Vicon motion analysis systems, force plates, wireless electromyography (EMG), and isokinetic dynamometers, together with the programming language MATLAB for data processing and analysis, and software for computer simulation and inertia modelling.

The programme culminates in an original research project wherein you will use the laboratory and equipment independently to collect and analyse data to answer a research question.

Who should study this programme?

Our sports biomechanics master's is suitable for students with the following interests/academic backgrounds:

  • sport and exercise science (including some biomechanics)
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • physical sciences
  • biological sciences (including some biomechanics/bioengineering)
  • manual therapy which includes some biomechanics (eg physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic).

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302