Taught course

Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football)

University of Birmingham · School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent, normally first or upper second class Honours degree for physiotherapists / MBChB for doctors.
  • Documented evidence post qualification experience of practice within a sporting context.
  • Supporting evidence of appropriate Continuing Professional Development during this post qualification experience.
  • Letter of support from employer.

Please see website for additional information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This innovative programme with its football medicine focus is delivered through a partnership between The Football Association and the University of Birmingham.

The programme is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors and is ideal for those either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine.

he modules cover a wide range of topics, from injury/illness prevention, assessment and diagnosis of sport injuries/illnesses through to rehabilitation and return to play. Topics will help students to gain insight into the roles and importance of the wider interdisciplinary team within elite sport. The programme offers a flexible approach with the structure to work around your professional commitments.

This is a research-led programme delivered within a School with 90% of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, with experts from football medicine, sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine.

The programme is part of a collaboration framework of MSc and MRes programmes between the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

All international applicants to this course will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £2,000 on receipt of an offer, to secure their place.

Fees and funding

UK students
max. £15,030 FT
International students
I max. £28,350 FT Only

Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

Student Finance England's new Postgraduate Loan application service is now open for Masters degrees in the UK. The Postgraduate Loan for Masters study will be:

  • A contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at your discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • Non-means tested;
  • Paid directly to you into a UK bank account;

Full details and a "Postgraduate Master's Loan Explained" video can be found here

Online applications are now open via the PGL website.

Student Finance England have created a range of resources on their YouTube channel to help you understand the Loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

MSc – Minimum 13 months, maximum 6 years; PGDip - Minimum 10 months, maximum 4 years (minimum dates are determined by necessity of timetabling specialist modules off-season).

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005