Taught course

Sport and Exercise - Biomechanics

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) typically in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by professional or personal experience. Applicants with relevant extensive professional experience in this field will be considered for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and Accredited Prior Experience (APE) entrance, even if they do not have the required qualifications.

IELTS score required for international students 6.5 with no element below 5.5.

Months of entry


Course content

Sport and exercise are more sophisticated than ever before. From its impact on our bodies to its impact on our communities, our understanding of the subject is growing every day. With that growth comes a whole range of specialist fields and niche subjects, not to mention a variety of career paths. This masters programme can prepare you for those possibilities, offering the mix of critical thinking, expert knowledge and professional skills vital for new areas of health, exercise intervention and sports education.

It’s a course built on solid scientific and practical foundations, and provides an interdisciplinary perspective – giving you the chance to touch on areas like physiology, psychology, coaching studies, biomechanics and sports injury.

The Core Units for MSc Sport and Exercise - Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

  • Professional Skills
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Foundation Biomechanics
  • Applied Biomechanical Techniques
  • Biological and non-Biological Materials
  • Analysing Movement
  • Modelling and Simulation

Career prospects
This is a course designed to prepare you for a specialist future in sport and exercise, whether that means professional roles or continued studies. While many of our graduates pursue their PhD after achieving their masters, many others have gone into senior roles within education, from international professors to Physical Education teachers to senior managers.

Many of the pathways can also lead to specialist coaching positions – helping you apply your expertise as a senior or academy level coaches, coach educator or performance analyst (to name a few), within community sport development. It’s also a qualification that can take you far within healthcare, whether working in rehabilitation, health promotion or as a physiologist with the NHS or private provider.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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