Taught course

Applied Sport Science MSc

University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

Students 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

Key features of the course include authentic assessments that include directly working with athletes for laboratory and field based testing, and training interventions.

The course focusses on the skills and abilities needed in an applied sports science setting with a view to enhancing performance in athlete. In order to maximise their employability, graduates in sport and exercise science must possess a broad range of knowledge and the ability to integrate their understanding of the various academic sub-disciplines. The course at Worcester develops this broad and integrated knowledge through ‘theme based’ modules and encourages students to apply this knowledge into realistic applied scenarios.

The structure is designed to allow postgraduate students to combine study with their own work. In order to facilitate this, several of the modules are delivered partially through distance learning via the University’s virtual learning platform. Attendance at the these face-to-face teaching sessions enables us to teach important aspects such as practical skills and athlete interaction. These modules are delivered during intensive study weeks which occur at three specific times during the academic year.

The course is delivered by blended learning meaning there is a mixture of face to face contact at the University of Worcester, while other elements are taught exclusively online via distance.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for UK students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1905 855 111