Why study at Roehampton

  • You will receive current practical and professional-level experience in sport science assessment and support techniques
  • We offer internships and placement opportunities, with both local and leading national sporting and clinical organisations Recent internships have included posts at Chelsea Football Club, Harlequins Rugby Club and Lawn Tennis Association
  • Rohampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)
  • We are the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

This course is a must for those inspired by sport and exercise science. The course gives you the opportunity to examine critically the theoretical bases of assessment methods and their practical application within physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The MRes Sport and Exercise Science is also ideal if you are interested in focusing on a specific research area at masters level and provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.

More details

Students will benefit from excellent access to Sport Roehampton Performance Centre's state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and from the diversity of research and research method expertise of the academic staff. All academic members of staff are active in research, and to ensure the best possible supervisory experience, applications are welcomed for MRes projects in the research areas listed below.

Frequently asked questions

For more information see the list of  frequently asked questions.

MRes research projects


  • Measurement of movement economy eg critical velocity
  • Heat acclimatisation in trained subjects


  • Psychological issues for the female athlete, eg the female athletic triad
  • Burnout
  • Psychology of Athletic Injury and Illness


  • The effect of protein and carbohydrate supplementation on recovery from intermittent exercise


  • Gait analysis of veteran runners
  • Gait analysis and different footwear
  • Biomechanics of amputee and non-amputee walking, turning and jumping
  • Biomechanical design and evaluation of soccer shoes
  • Isokinetic muscle strength testing of the lower limb


  • Assessment of skilled movement
  • Perception of skilled movement

The Department’s research strategy actively encourages interdisciplinary research, hence proposals for such research projects will be considered in accordance with staff expertise.

Further areas of study

Examples of modules we have recently offered include  Physiological Assessment, Biomechanical Assessment and Psychological Assessment.

The ‘Assessment’ modules introduce the fundamental principles that underlie the assessment techniques within those disciplines, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of adopting particular protocols and practices. Our Research Methods module, which we normally offer, provides an advanced understanding of the quantitative and qualitative approaches required to appropriately investigate the field of sport and exercise science. 

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from those who have an 2:1 honours degree classification (or above).

Student Research Achievements

Roehampton Masters students are encouraged to achieve excellence within their research. This is assisted through excellent access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and quality engagement with staff research knowledge and areas of expertise. Click here to read about the recent achievements of our MSc students.

You will also be able to take advantage of our Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre.

Example modules

  • Physiological Assessment
  • Biomechanical Measurement and Technology
  • Approach to Psychological Support

Career options

Pathways include teaching, coaching, sport public relations and promotion, sports consultant and lecturer, further academic study.




Number of credits


Postgraduate entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


Full-time: 1 year; part-time: 2-4 years

Programme start


Tuition fees

£7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Further information

Dr Jin Luo
+44 (0)20 8392 3000 ext 4699

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