Taught course

Applied Sport Physiology

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Service Management

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Entry requirements

A relevant honours degree with a minimum 2:2 equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, either in the sport or exercise sciences or a relevant science-based degree such as psychology, physiology, biochemistry or zoology. Graduates in more fundamental sciences such as chemistry, physics and mathematics may also be accepted. Applicants without the minimum qualifications may be considered, providing they can demonstrate the appropriate background and work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Applied Sport Physiology MSc is designed around three pillars.


Physiology is core to every module of our course with most sessions taking place in one of our five laboratories. During your studies, you will learn integrative physiology through problem-based learning using equipment such as our environmental chambers, breath-by-breath analysers and blood sampling analyser. We strongly believe students must learn through practice.


Of great importance is the confidence you will gain in your own ability to critique scientific work so that you become a life-long independent thinker.

Personal development

You will gain real-world experience in areas relevant to your interests by working alongside experienced practitioners. Past projects have included the design of individualised training programmes leading up to the Brighton Marathon and the physiological testing of elite athletes.

Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), as are most of our course staff. You can register on the BASES Supervised Experience Scheme yourself to achieve personal accreditation.

We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMPSA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMPSA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements; or equivalent qualification.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions team