Sport and Exercise Science (Pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology) (MSc)


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  • Teaching staff on the programme are comprised of both research active and applied Sport and Exercise Scientists, providing students with in-depth knowledge from theoretical and practical perspectives.
  • Develop broad expertise in Sports and Exercise Sciences, or specialise in Physiology or Biomechanics.
  • Learn practical skills and advanced laboratory techniques in our world-class laboratories.
  • Become part of our Sports and Exercise Science Research Group and access departmental seminars discussing the latest sports and exercise research.
  • Have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work experience placements at leading sporting organisations, teams, health charities and NHS institutions. In previous years, posts have included Chelsea Football Club, Crystal Palace Football Club, Harlequin’s Rugby Football Club Internship and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.


This exciting MSc will provide you with a critical understanding of the key concepts, principles and theories in the core areas of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Sport and Exercise Sciences is a discipline that has its roots in biomechanics, psychology, physiology and nutrition. This field has developed a great deal over the past century and contributes greatly to our understanding of societal issues, health and disease, and supporting elite performance.

You will have the chance to develop your practical and analytical laboratory techniques in our excellent facilities, giving you a range of transferable skills related to the field to help you excel in either further study or employment.

You can choose to undertake all modules in the core disciplines, or specialise in either Physiology or Biomechanics.

Using a blend of lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and workshops you will combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that you are well equipped to work in the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences after graduation. Topics covered will include the neuromusculoskeletal system, sport and exercise nutrition, current developments in physiology, advanced laboratory techniques, biomechanics of human movement and the psychology of sport and performance.

In addition to discipline-specific knowledge, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of research methods, as well as the appropriate approaches to the management of ethical dilemmas within research. You will apply this knowledge to the design of your own research project. This project will allow you to perform focused research in an area of your choice.

Below is a list of some of the modules which may be offered on this programme: 

For a pathway award in the disciplines of Biomechanics OR Physiology students must complete the MSc Research Dissertation module (60 credits) and the Laboratory Skills in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics (20 credits) in the relevant field. This topic must be agreed by the Programme Convener and dissertation supervisor at the end of the Autumn Semester.

This programme successfully prepares graduates to take up positions such as Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanists, Performance Consultants, PhD students, Researchers, Health Care Professionals, Lecturers and Data Analysts. The programme also equips graduates with the transferable and analytical skills for a diverse range of careers outside of Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Teaching staff on our MSc Sport and Exercise Science are connected to our Sport and Exercise Research Centre. Find out more about their research interests here.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.