Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


Muscle and bone. Brains and biochemistry. The fuel we consume and the air we breathe. Develop an expert understanding of the systems and organs that make humans tick. Our MSc Human Physiology degree offers a detailed look at physiology, letting you explore the fundamental systems of human life. 

On this masters course, you’ll build advanced knowledge of different systems or specialisms. You’ll not only learn how our bodies work, but you’ll also develop the key techniques and technologies for investigating normal and abnormal physiology. From the lab-based work that helps to develop new treatments and therapies to the clinical care that touches (and saves) lives. 

You will have the opportunity to deep dive into a topic of your choice with an independent research project. This allows you to tackle the issues that fascinate you most – exploring areas that match your personal interests and career ambitions.  

Every strand of medical practice and research starts by understanding the systems of the human body. So, while physiology is a specialist subject – developed in cutting-edge labs, with the guidance of leaders in their fields – it’s also a versatile foundation for a broad range of different futures. Our MSc Human Physiology aims to allow you to pursue a range of career paths when you graduate. From progressing to PhD level or becoming a physiologist in a healthcare setting, to pursuing a role in teaching, management or scientific writing. 

Career prospects

The course can pave the way to a wide range of opportunities in areas across healthcare or industry and can also provide a foundation for further specialist study. 

Our work with the NHS, clinicians and industry helps us keep our curriculum up to date and relevant, ensuring that our graduates have the skills and knowledge vital for the workplace – and sought after by employers. 

Career prospects include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Graduate entry medicine 
  • Physician associate 
  • Healthcare Scientist (via Scientist Training Programme) in specialisms such as cardiac science, gastrointestinal physiology, respiratory and sleep sciences, vascular science, neurophysiology, audiology 
  • PhD research 
  • Careers in the bioscience industry  
  • Exercise & sports scientist 

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969