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Masters degrees in Biomechanics involve advance study of the ways in which cells, tissues and organisms respond to increased or reduced forces. They typically apply traditional engineering methodologies to analyse biological systems.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Sports Biomechanics and Clinical Biomechanics. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Sport Science or Medicine.
Biomechanics uses the theories of Mechanics and Engineering, looking at how these methodologies apply to the human body and other organisms. As such, these courses are highly interdisciplinary in nature and offer a wide range of career applications upon graduation.
Training involves practical and critical investigations such as workshops and lab experiments to increase your understanding of different issues of mobility. For example, you may learn how hypermobility in humans can be managed through physiotherapy. Alternatively, you might investigate how arthritis decreases movement in the body through examination of tissues, and explore it can be managed and prevented through clinical treatment.
Careers in this field include traditional roles such as physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation or clinical medicine. You might also explore roles in the design and manufacture of assistive equipment such as prosthetics, or even branch into veterinary work.
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You'll receive progressive, practical and professional-level experience in sports science assessment and support techniques. Gain access to The Sport and Exercise Research Centre equipped with the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities where all the biomechanical modules are taught. Read more
Choose this programme developed by world-leading researchers from our pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Science Study modules that complement the specific expertise of biomechanics staff and include. Read more
This Biomechanics Masters course develops your expertise in the analysis of the mechanics of human movement, as well as develop a range of practical and empirical skills that are transferable across industry, sport and health sectors. Read more
This course has been designed to enable you to develop a range of discipline-specific abilities and apply them to your selected area of special interest. The course is taught by an experienced team of tutors, and all teaching has an applied focus, with full use made of the BASES-accredited sports science laboratories. Read more
Sport and exercise are more sophisticated than ever before. From its impact on our bodies to its impact on our communities, our understanding of the subject is growing every day. Read more
Looking to raise your game in the field of strength, conditioning and athlete development? Graduates of our well-established Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning have a proven track record preparing athletes and sports teams for competition, and our highly-experienced practitioner-tutors offer the knowledge and skills you need to develop your career. Read more
Our Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science syllabus is formulated to foster independent, problem-solving individuals who are critical, analytical and resilient to the challenges of the research and applied environment. Read more
Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, you’ll study the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related medical conditions and injuries. Read more
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).