Taught course

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

University of Winchester · Department of Sports Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study (for example Sports Science, Sports Studies or other cognate subject).

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Winchester is primarily based on a theoretical blend of sport and exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, and sport and exercise biomechanics. Additionally, it advances student knowledge and application of research methods.

The underpinning philosophy of this programme is to provide students with clear links between the theoretical and the practical, and to develop the necessary skills for students to work effectively in an applied sport and/or exercise science setting. This programme promotes a blend of theoretical, practical, experiential, reflective and professional approaches to sport (performance) and exercise (health).


  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • Psychology in Practise
  • Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • Research Methods
  • Research in Practise
  • Sport and Exercise Pedagogy
  • Dissertation

A diverse range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, practical sessions, tutorials, e-learning and individual project supervision. All supplement the students' own independent study.

A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); portfolios (a flexible combination of assessment types which usually include providing evidence of acquired skills/competencies and critical reflection on personal development); projects; examinations and research proposals. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

Graduates go on to work in sport and/or exercise science support or performance sport support. Others enter careers in teaching, leisure, education, research and/or health.

Additional opportunities

The programme provides multiple opportunities for additional professional development through engagement with the BASES Supervised Experience programme, ISAK anthropometry training and research and consultancy opportunities with sports teams.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

UK students
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £6,100
International students
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,200

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries and Applications
+44 (0) 1962 827234