Taught course

Exercise and Sport - Biomechanics

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by significant professional or personal experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be called for interview. Those with sector-based expertise, but without traditional qualifications, are actively encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Important information: future of the Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has confirmed that it will be closing its Cheshire campus in the summer of 2019.

We are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate exercise and sport science courses and research degrees, starting in 2018 on the Cheshire campus. Courses will only be delivered on campus until summer 2019, after this date teaching and research supervision will take place in Manchester. Our students and staff will be supported during this period to ensure that the impact on your studies is minimal.

If you are interested in studying a postgraduate taught course or research degree in exercise and sport science from September 2019 onwards, information will be published on our website as soon as it is available.

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The fields of exercise and sport science are becoming increasingly specialised demanding greater levels of understanding. Alongside this movement is the need to educate postgraduate students to be critical thinkers and be ready to adapt their skills to new areas of health, exercise intervention and sports education.

The course encourages students to challenge themselves and the current knowledge and thinking within the field of exercise and sport. Students follow a common research methods training which is heavily ‘hands on’ utilising the departmental laboratories and field based techniques.

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged.

The programme is flexible: major and minor in subjects to achieve your desired combination e.g. MSc Exercise and Sport (Biomechanics with Physiology).

Study pattern:

Full-Time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter plus at least one full weekend. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.

Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. In addition there are growing opportunities in the health domain and in the development and manufacture or sports equipment. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.

You will study from the following:

  • Foundation Biomechanics
  • Analysing Movement
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Applied Techniques in Exercise and Sport
  • Biological and Non-biological Materials in Exercise and Sport
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Research Project

Special Features:

  • Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
  • Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
  • Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
  • Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler

Information for international students

International students please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information on fees people follow www.mmu.ac.uk/16930
International students
For more information on fees people follow www.mmu.ac.uk/16930

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969