Taught course

Sports and Exercise Science

Middlesex University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students that will have attained an undergraduate degree in a sport or exercise related field (2.2 or above). Alternatively prospective students who have completed a lower sports and exercise or equivalent qualification and have extensive experience in the area will be considered via interview. Prospective students who fail to meet some of the above criteria may be directed to some preliminary study e.g. summer school. Prospective students may require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone

Months of entry


Course content

Sport science largely offers expert scientific intervention to enhance training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical activity programmes aimed at improving general health. In this course you will develop the practical skills required to work with both the elite athlete as well as the general population, and importantly improve your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the practical application.

You will experience a range of teaching environments aiding them on their journey. Specifically, our new human movement lab and human performance lab will be the main settings for classes, allowing for learning through doing. You will gain experience in the sport and exercise industry through the placement module, with time spent in our sport science clinic preparing for working outside with employers.

Our partnership with Saracens Rugby will enable students to increase their level of learning and employability during the course. The Allianz Park stadium, situated near to the Hendon campus, boasts new world class specialist labs dedicated to human biomechanical movement, human physiology performance and performance technology analysis as well as other key resources including high performance labs, sports rehabilitation facilities and testing facilities. Students have the opportunity to work with academy and elite players and as well as having access to professional coaches enabling participation in school and community sporting activities.

Middlesex is one of the leading universities for sport employability in the UK, with 100% graduate employment rates for many of our course and we are committed to ensuring our courses remain as relevant to employers as possible. The MSc Sport and Exercise Science is designed to provide you with the best opportunity to further enhance your skills, knowledge, experience, and subsequently employability within the sport and exercise environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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