Taught course

Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine

Institution
University of Glasgow · Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A degree in the Sport and Exercise Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medicine, other relevant biological/biomedical sciences, or other health professions/health-related areas (at least a 2:2 Honours Degree or equivalent). Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. An IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent qualification) is required for students who do not have English as their first language. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This taught Masters is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

Why Glasgow

  • This is the only MSc in Scotland that merges Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport and Exercise Science within a single degree programme providing a broad range of options across these disciplines.
  • You will benefit from access to the facilities and resources of the National Stadium Sports, Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park – a custom-built, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.
  • We have exciting scholarship opportunities, find out more
  • You will develop and enhance your skills in literature searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.
  • The University has state-of-the-art facilities to study performance and health aspects of sport and exercise science, from the whole body to the molecular level. These include advanced exercise laboratories, metabolic investigation suites and a molecular biochemistry lab. We are the best equipped exercise science group for laboratory facilities in Scotland.
  • The University has close links with a number of regional/national sporting bodies and a number of professional sporting clubs. There may be opportunities for internships (in place of a research project) for some students.
  • You will have access to a number of guest lecture staff providing interactive sessions in their specialist fields.

Programme Structure

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab classes, journal clubs, presentations and self-directed learning. The programme is made up of 60 compulsory credits and 3 x 20 credit options (X,Y and Z) plus a research project (60 credits).

Core Courses

  • Evidence Based Medicine (20 credits)
  • Medical Statistics (10 credits)
  • Physiological Exercise Testing 1 - Aerobics Fitness and Physical Activity (10 credits)
  • Physiological Exercise Testing 2 - Strength, power and intensity domains (10 credits)
  • Human physiological & metabolic assessment (10 credits)

Optional Courses

Choose one X option, one Y option and one Z option.

Option courses X

  • Physical activity and health: public health, policy & behaviour changes
  • Sports injuries: scientific basis of prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Clinical Sports Injuries

Option courses Y

  • Physical activity and health: biological mechanisms
  • Motor learning and skill acquisition.
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine in Practice

Option courses Z

  • Cellular and molecular exercise physiology
  • The world class athlete: nature, nurture and maximising performance.
  • Exercise in clinical populations

Dissertation/research project

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0; ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£18200

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc

distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Email
cams-ins-sesm@glasgow.ac.uk