Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree in sports science (with a strong biomechanics component), engineering, maths, physics or similar field.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This programme provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of sports biomechanics. All aspects of sports biomechanics are covered, ranging from experimental equipment requirements and utilisation through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems.

This well-established programme provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of sports biomechanics. All aspects of sports biomechanics are covered, ranging from experimental equipment requirements and use through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems. Work consists of hands-on laboratory and field techniques, theoretical modelling and computer simulation of human movement, as well as critical analysis, discussion and presentation of research projects. Students have 12 hours of lectures and taught laboratories each week as well as time spent working individually in laboratory settings or meeting with academic staff.

All academic staff involved with this programme are active researchers in various aspects of sports biomechanics spanning gymnastics, athletics, martial arts, racket sports and cricket, and bring examples and insights to the modules. This is an end-on programme suitable for students from a field where a fundamental grasp of mechanics has been displayed, and with an interest in applying this knowledge to the sports research arena.

Students will have the opportunity to use our biomechanics laboratory, which includes equipment such as Vicon motion analysis systems, force plates, EMG, dynamometer, together with software for simulation and inertia modelling.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/index.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222496