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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences MSc

Course code

C600PSPHEXSF

Start date

September

Subject area

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Fees

2022/23

UK £9,935

International £20,450

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Overview

The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise MSc is aimed at graduates with a background in sports science who want to build on their existing knowledge with advanced study in the specialist areas of human performance and sports psychology.

Our selection of optional modules, covering the range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors governing how the human body works, allows you to tailor your course to your interests and objectives.

You can choose, for example, to concentrate on the mechanics of optimal performance, with a focus on developing your practical and analytical skills of accessing and enhancing a person’s strength, flexibility, stamina and athletic technique. Alternatively, you might examine the key psychological factors that impact on sports performance such as anxiety, motivation, concentration and confidence, and learn strategies that help athletes to overcome inhibitions and achieve peak performance.

Your course will include two compulsory modules. One investigates contemporary issues related to physical activity and health such as the effects of ageing, injury rehabilitation, obesity, and cardiac health. The other looks at research methods and data analysis, tools that will prepare you for higher, research-related degrees.    

Throughout your studies you’ll be able to take advantage of our modern physiology and biomechanics laboratories and some of the best sports facilities in the UK.

From elite performance to personal fitness to community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding, global industry. The expert knowledge and practical skills you’ll gain from your Brunel master’s will boost your employment prospects in the lab, on the training field or with sporting bodies.

Dean’s International Scholarship: This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only. Find out more.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

The course is designed to give graduates with sport science backgrounds added insight and expertise in the specialist fields of human performance and sport psychology.

The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences MSc consists of compulsory and optional modules and a 15,000 word dissertation.

Full-time students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation. Part-time students should complete two modules per term, excluding the dissertation.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

Sport is a competitive world and an expanding global industry. The expert skills you’ll gain on this course will give you a head start in your career. You may wish to go into coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, sport development or sport management. The course will also prepare you for formal accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) or to progress on to further research such as PhD study.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Sports Science.

Other subjects including Medicine, Veterinary Science/medicine, Physiotherapy or any Biological Science will also be considered on an individual basis provided applicants can show evidence of at least one year’s experience of working in science or an area allied to medicine and/or sport.

Hepatitis B immunisation will be required as students on this pathway will be involved in taking capillary blood samples.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 68% (58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 98 overall (min 20) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 entry

UK

£9,935 full-time

£4,965 part-time

International

£20,450 full-time

£10,225 part-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

Required equipment

How you'll learn on your course

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Assessment and feedback

Modules are assessed by combinations of essays, case studies, contribution to seminars, oral presentations, poster presentations, laboratory report writing, computer-based tests and formal written examinations.

In the final year you must submit, and pass, a research dissertation.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.

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