Taught course

Sports Medicine

University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject.
  • Applicants must hold Bachelor of medicine bachelor of surgery qualification or relevant professional qualification in relayed field such as Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy.
  • Applications from other related professions will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Be actively engaged in or access clinical experience in a Sports and Exercise Medicine practice in order to support learning within the programme.
  • Interview required.
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

By taking our programme you’ll become a leader in Sports Medicine. We’ll teach you evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport.

Our course includes a contemporary collection of modules and there are options to suit general practitioners, physiotherapists, sports therapists and sports rehabilitators.

Whether you’re currently working in sport or aspire to at any level, we’ll enhance your skills in assessment, management and rehabilitation of sports injuries and common medical conditions.


  • Our course is flexible and it’s been developed with feedback from clinical partners and alumni.
  • You’ll be taught by staff and researchers who have worked in the field of Sports Medicine from grass roots sports to National team level.
  • Study this programme full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2-5 years, and discuss flexible options with our course leader.


  • Lecturers from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences work concurrently to deliver our modules.
  • You’ll have access to facilities from the School of Medicine, the divisions of Sports and Health Sciences, as well as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and the UCLan Sports Arena.
  • Optional modules include Injection Therapy or Concussion; two modules unique to our course which will allow you to develop specialist skills.


Many of our modules have classroom sessions supported with online learning material.

Your module tutors will guide you as to the preparation required for teaching sessions and whilst they will sometimes give specific guidance, at master’s level it’s expected that you take some initiative to read around the session topic, so that you can contribute to classroom discussions.

The emphasis will be on problem-based learning. You’ll use Blackboard, our online learning platform.

Our staff are experienced clinicians and have many years of experience in education. Each staff member is delivering modules within their area of expertise and they’re at the forefront of their field.

In some modules we also bring in experienced, practising clinicians with current expertise in an aspect of the module; this enables us to blend academic expertise, clinical knowledge and current clinical experience and to give you access to people who know about the demands of the current clinical environment.


Our programme will enable you to pursue a career in Sports Medicine, or continue with your education.

You’ll be able to consider further educational opportunities such as progressing on to a PhD or Professional Doctorate pathway.


Studying Sports Medicine, you’ll learn essential skills for health and injury screening, assisting in prevention of injury and safe participation in sport.

You’ll also learn advanced trauma management skills enabling you to feel confident in working with a team, an individual athlete or in populations with common medical conditions. You’ll be supported by a member of the Medical School who has worked as a Consultant and Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and instructed on both the European Trauma and the FA AREA course.


This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400