Taught course

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students who hold a primary medical or allied health sciences degree e.g. medicine, physiotherapy, sports science. Applicants should have a minimum of one year post-graduation clinical experience relating to their primary degree.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc is designed to give clinicians a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries and exercise medicine. The programme covers the evidence-based management of sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries, and emphasises the vital role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.This MSc can be taken full-time or part-time as a campus-based student, or via a flexible modular route with distance learning.

UCL is one of the world's very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of world rankings. The UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. The MSc programme in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health is based at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH), an International Olympic Committee Injury Prevention Research Centre and one of world's leading institutes for sports and exercise medicine. 

The MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at UCL places a strong emphasis on improving health through exercise alongside the management of sports and musculoskeletal injury. The programme has significant clinical content and students benefit from attendance at numerous specialist clinics.  Students on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at UCL are from diverse backgrounds reflecting the true multidisciplinary nature of sports and exercise medicine.

Graduate students on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at UCL are from diverse backgrounds reflecting the true multidisciplinary nature of sports and exercise medicine.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

You will learn through a combination of formal lectures, hands-on practical sessions, small group seminars, exercise lab sessions, and clinics where your contribution through discussion is a vital part of the learning process. Your teaching faculty are all highly experienced doctors and physiotherapists working in NHS and elite sports and exercise medicine settings and your lecturers are national and international experts in their own fields. All will emphasise evidence-based practice. Assessment is through written examination, presentations, coursework and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), as well as the dissertation and viva voce (oral) examination.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 5060