MSc - Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

Loughborough University    Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Full time & Part time October MSc Full-time 1 year; Part-time typically 2 years Award winner
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Are you passionate about sports science and interested in the musculoskeletal system? Look no further than our MSc in Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health! This programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles behind sport and exercise-related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury, and treatment. Delivered in collaboration with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology. With modules covering topics such as biomechanics, physiology, and regenerative therapy, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in research, teaching, or the medical and sport industries. Join us and take your passion to the next level!

About the course

Our Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health MSc will provide you with knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise-related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.

The programme allows you to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering and kinesiology. 

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

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Where will I study?

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Student Profiles


The MSc in Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health is packed with all that is needed to start a career as a sports scientist, a sports analyst or a sports medic.

The resources and the reach that the lecturers and the University have is incredible. We also have subject centric guest lectures, by the people who have made great impact in their respective fields.

Access to world-class facilities such as the biomechanics and sport analysis lab and Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, also help to make the whole learning experience one of a kind.

Delivered by experts
The academic support and expertise is delivered by the crème de la crème of lecturers, who share their immense experience and provide us with the practical perspective of how things function in the real-world situations.

Exciting opportunities
Getting the opportunity to meet and run some lab testing on a GB Paralympic athlete, who led the wheelchair rugby team to the victory in the Tokyo Paralympic 2020, has been by far the best experience so far. To hold the gold medal that they won made the whole experience so great. I’m looking forward to having many such opportunities during the rest of my degree.

Career possibilities
Following graduation, I hope to work in the sports rehabilitation sector. The programme has already enabled me to learn about the incidence, cause and mechanics of a sporting injury, as well as how to get an athlete back in the game using post-injury or post-surgery rehab protocols. I hope to build on this knowledge during the rest of my time at Loughborough.


I chose to study at Loughborough University as I was aware that it is ranked as the number one institution worldwide for sport-related subjects*. I was also aware that the University produces meaningful research and had found out that the module leaders are all well-recognised in their fields.

In addition, I did not find any other MSc that integrated aspects from different fields of sports science to explore musculoskeletal health. The facilities also seemed excellent and the course was just what I was looking for.

The course combines non-regular modules which makes it very interesting. Some are almost clinical, which gives a great insight into how musculoskeletal injuries are approached and treated, as well as the respective rehabilitative processes involved.

Novel health and biomechanical technologies are also examined, making the collection of data completer and more efficient timewise towards the completion of laboratory studies. The many practical laboratory sessions are of great help, and academic members of staff were always very helpful and supportive throughout my MSc journey. Our class had a variety of international students with different backgrounds such as sport scientists, physiotherapists, medical doctors… so I found it a rich experience to learn from others who had different perspectives on the same topic, depending on their previous experience and education.

Following my graduation, I worked as an R&D researcher in biomechanical technologies, improving the health of different types of population from the elderly to elite athletes. This was achieved by optimising rehabilitation pathways and emphasising musculoskeletal injury prevention. Day-to-day, I had to work with a large and diverse team, composed of professionals such as biomedical engineers, computer engineers, medical doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists and more.

Completing my MSc studies at Loughborough University was a great push towards my professional career as it prepared me very well to overcome any obstacle throughout my academic and work experience.

The skills acquired were of great help. My extended knowledge in the fields of biomechanics, new technologies and the risk of and treatment of sports injuries prepared me very well for the role I was engaging in my company. Luckily for me, some of the tasks learned on the MSc such as motion analysis procedures, were of use during the completion of some projects at my workplace.

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