Masters in Sport and Exercise Science

Sport has long been both a fascination and a hobby for people all over the world. Since the inception of the modern Olympic Games in 1894, we have been increasingly invested in competitive and professional sport. As well as this, we are more aware of the effect that regular exercise can have on our physical and mental health. By studying a degree in sport and exercise science, you will further develop your theoretical understanding of the subject, including the disciplines within the area. This will prepare you for your future career in sport, whatever path you choose to take.

About Sport and Exercise Science


The accreditation of your degree will depend on the institution you choose to study at. It will also be influenced by your level of study. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc) or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of sport and exercise science. You will explore both the traditional and contemporary elements of the subject area. Modules and specialisms could include applied sport, exercise and health psychology, sport nutrition, biomechanics, physical activity and health, sports training principles, and contemporary issues in sport and exercise science. Assessment methods might include written work, practical sessions, work experience placements, presentations and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a sport and exercise science degree will depend on your institution of choice. They will also be influenced by the level of study for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise science, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements

  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Biomedical Science, Physiology