Taught course

Adapted Sport

University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree.

Students who hold a sport-related degree classification 2:2 or below, or a non-sport related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

This course allows you to have a flexible focus on your own development within Applied Sports Science. With this in mind, the primary focus of course content relates to enhancing athletic performance based upon a mixture of established and contemporary methods.

At Worcester our authentic assessments allow you to work directly with athletes for laboratory and field based testing, and training interventions.

The course is delivered through a combination of intensive study weeks, weekly classes & seminars, placement learning, and independent study.

Key features:

  • Your studies will have an emphasis on the applied nature of sport science support
  • Student centred teaching and assessment
  • Focus on employability skills and competencies
  • Available both full-time and part-time, allowing you to study at your preferred pace

How will you be taught?

The learning, teaching and assessment methods on the MSc Sport (Applied Sport Science) are designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop the qualities of independent learning ability and to enable them to become effective practitioners.

The learning environment will include a full range of practical work, lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, project work and independent and group study tasks. Students will be encouraged to take control of their learning in an independent manner. Modules will be taught during weekly sessions and ‘Intensive study weeks’. These modules will include practical laboratory and field based activities, student presentations and self-assessment of practical competencies.

The Applied Sport Science modules will encourage students to consider the factors limiting sporting performance and the methods for assessing the ability of athletes to meet the demands of their sport. Furthermore students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge of the underpinning sport sciences to the development to targeted performance enhancement interventions. The Sports Research Project module gives students the opportunity to demonstrate an in depth understanding of a current issue or topic and will subsequently design and implement a Masters level research project.


You are taught through a combination of intensive weeks, interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and laboratory practical’s, fieldwork, practical activities etc.

Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities.

Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and laboratory practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course and have experience of both research and applied practice and consultancy.

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

Postgraduate Admissions Office