Taught course

Sport and Exercise Science

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

Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications. For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Train in the practical and theoretical elements of sport and exercise science. Explore the broad spectrum of areas that underpin health; sport and exercise. With our state-of-the-art facilities and science-based approach, you gain a solid understanding of the biology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology of sport. You study a wide variety of topics including: The analysis of movement How extreme environments can affect human performance Paediatric exercise science Sport psychology Our course allows you to gain practical hands-on experience in our specialist laboratory facilities, as well as learning the theoretical approaches. Our seminar-based teaching gives students a platform to participate in small group discussions and share expertise and knowledge. This course is also available part time.

Information for international students

Entry requirements - you can find international entry requirements for most countries on our website. If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions.

Pre-sessional English Language courses - if you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit our website.

Funding - you can explore scholarship opportunities for your country at or view our university-wide scholarships.

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts. You can check your eligibility on our website.

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

Postgraduate Admissions