Taught course

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

University of Derby · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in a related subject. Candidates with suitable work experience in the sport and exercise sector may also be considered. All suitable applicants are interviewed.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to focus on the sport and exercise science discipline of your choice, so you can tailor your learning to specialise in psychology, physiology, or a mixture of both. Our partnerships with Team Derby and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport for example, will provide you with the opportunity to work with athletes in a real world setting, to build your applied skills and put theory into practice. Successful completion of the course will help you to pursue a wide range of careers such as a sport scientist or teaching/working in the community and health sectors, to promote behaviour change and healthy lifestyles.

  • We have experts in sport and exercise psychology, physiology, exercise and health, strength and conditioning, biomechanics and performance analysis, and nutrition, so you’ll have access to guidance in the field of your choice.
  • Our excellent facilities, including a brand new sport centre, create a professional research environment and allow you to put theory into practice.

Information for international students

International students should hold a 2:1 or above or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.

Fees and funding

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

Scholarships and bursaries

We also offer a number of funding opportunities for all International students, including discounts, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01332 591044