Taught course

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

You should be a doctors and/or physiotherapist with at least one year's postgraduate relevant clinical experience. Current involvement with sport would be an advantage. If you are a Physiotherapist with an overseas qualification, you must be registered with the Health Professions Council.

Months of entry


Course content

This internationally renowned programme is open to doctors and physiotherapists. The programme is based on the philosophy of total care for the athlete and the promotion of physical activity in the general population. It is unique in the UK for the delivery of integrated academic and practical tuition.

Working in sport is a largely practical discipline and the programme's emphasis lies firmly on regular clinical experience. You will benefit from regular contact with members of the Centre as well as visiting clinicians and lecturers who are experienced sport medicine specialists.

The Centre is ideally situated on the same campus as the sports injury, physiotherapy, podiatry and the interdisciplinary combined sports clinics. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend recognised external clinics around London, as well as the chance to attend sporting events and visits to national centres of excellence where possible.

Many of our alumni now work in both professional and amateur sport, 14 worked at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and the Centre was involved for the bid for London 2012 Olympic Games.

Programme outline
Eight taught modules plus a research project (equivalent to four modules)

Eight taught modules

Semester 1: September - December (12 weeks) five modules available
Semester 2: January - March (12 weeks) five modules available
MSc Research project: December - September Clinics: compulsory attendance of 32 clinics

Sports Injury Assessment I
Sports Injury Assessment II
Sports Injury Treatment
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Exercise as a Health Tool
Podiatry and Biomechanics
Medical Problems in Sport
Exercise Physiology and Team Medicine
Injection of the Spine and Appendicular Skeleton
Research Methods

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Steph Hemmings, MSc Lead
+44 (0)20 8223 8839