Taught course

Exercise and Sport - Physiology

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

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the Masters programme you should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area of in any 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

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently undertaking a review of long-term academic provision on the Cheshire campus. The review will look at how we might re-focus the types of courses offered at Cheshire in the context of the wider University provision. A range of options is currently being considered.

We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of one year duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.

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. Opportunities for interaction across interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included.
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. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.

Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter. In the second year, one day a week from September to Easter and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

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:

  • Systems Physiology and Exercise Testing
  • Biological Basis of Human Movement
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition (optional)
  • Exercise and Sport Genetics (optional)
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • 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 details on fees please visit: mmu.ac.uk/13516
International students
For details on fees please visit: mmu.ac.uk/13516

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
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

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