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: email@example.com
Months of entry
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.
- 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.
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- 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.
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).
- 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)
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
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
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences