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, physics, or related disciplines.

Months of entry


Course content

Our well-established MSc in Sport Biomechanics degree programme 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, the degree 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 data collection, analysis techniques and equipment, through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems.

Throughout the programme you will benefit from access to a large designated teaching laboratory and use key pieces of biomechanics equipment, including Vicon motion analysis systems, force plates, wireless electromyography (EMG), and isokinetic dynamometers.

Additionally, you will use the programming language MATLAB for data processing and analysis, as well as software for computer simulation and inertia modelling.

The programme culminates in an original research project, allowing you to apply the knowledge and expertise you have gained from the taught modules to independently collect and analyse data to answer a research question.

Successful completion of the programme will provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and experience for future employment in applied sport support, recreational and clinical biomechanics support services, biomechanics technology support and development, or to continue in academia as a researcher or a technician.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

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