Taught course

Sport and Exercise Science

University of Roehampton · School of Life and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 or higher Bachelor degree in Sport Science/Studies, Human Nutrition, Biomedical Sciences or a related science-based degree. Candidates offering appropriate experiential knowledge and skills may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Sport and Exercise Sciences is a discipline that has its roots in biomechanics, psychology, physiology and nutrition. This field has developed a great deal over the past century and contributes greatly to our understanding of societal issues, health and disease, and supporting elite performance.

You will have the chance to develop your practical and analytical laboratory techniques in our excellent facilities, giving you a range of transferable skills related to the field to help you excel in either further study or employment.

Using a blend of lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and workshops you will combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that you are well equipped to work in the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences after graduation. Topics covered will include the neuromusculoskeletal system, sport and exercise nutrition, current developments in physiology, advanced laboratory techniques, biomechanics of human movement and the psychology of sport and performance. You can choose to undertake all modules in the core disciplines, or specialise in either Physiology or Biomechanics.

In addition to discipline-specific knowledge, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of research methods, as well as the appropriate approaches to the management of ethical dilemmas within research. You will apply this knowledge to the design of your own research project. This project will allow you to perform focused research in an area of your choice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 8392 3000