Taught course

Exercise and Sport - Physiology

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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


Course content

Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview

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.

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 our bespoke 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

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/16929
International students
For details on fees please visit: mmu.ac.uk/16929

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969