Specialise in either Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology on our research-intensive programme that provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.
Full-time: 1 year (12 months)
Part-time: 2-6 years (24-72 months)
Number of credits:
MRes: 180 credits
Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits (exit award)
Specialise in either Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology.
Have the opportunity to take voluntary work placements at leading organisations. Previous placements include Crystal Palace Football Club, Harlequin’s Rugby Football Club Internship and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Develop the practical knowledge of advanced laboratory techniques in our world-class laboratories.
Research-intensive programme that provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.
Become part of an active group of researchers, and join departmental seminars discussing the latest sports and exercise research.
Course and Module Details
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.
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. You can choose to undertake all modules in the core disciplines, or specialise in either Physiology or Biomechanics.
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.
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.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
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If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
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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.
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