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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time; 9 months Full-time / 2 years Part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Last Updated

    22 August 2019

This internationally renowned programme is open to doctors and physiotherapists. As the longest-established Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc in the country, we have a prestigious history. The programme is based on the philosophy of total care for the athlete and the promotion of physical activity in the general population. Working in sport is a largely practical discipline and the programme's emphasis lies firmly on regular clinical experience. You will benefit from regular contact with members of the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine as well as visiting clinicians and lecturers who are experienced sport medicine specialists.

The Centre is ideally situated on the same campus as the sports injury, physiotherapy, podiatry and the interdisciplinary combined sports clinics. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend recognised external clinics around London, as well as the chance to attend sporting events and visits to national centres of excellence where possible.

Successful alumni have gone on to hold pivotal positions in sports medicine across the UK and internationally, including the Chief Medical Officer to the British Olympic Association and London 2012 and the Medical Director to the English Institute of Sport.

This programme will:

  • Offer you mastery of foundation concepts and skills in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
  • Give you the knowledge and skills to assess sports injuries and to understand their treatment options, as well as understanding the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise and its use as a health tool.
  • Allow you regular clinical contact with athletes and sportspeople.
  • Introduce you to visiting lecturers, who are experts in the field of Sports Medicine.

Structure

Sport and Exercise Medicine is available to study to MSc, PG Diploma or PG Certificate level, full-time for one year, or part-time from two to four years.

To achieve the diploma you will take eight taught modules. To achieve the MSc you will also complete a research project (equivalent to four modules).

For all programmes attendance of 32 clinics is required.

Full-time

Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

Part-time

Part-time study options often mean that the number of modules taken is reduced per semester, with the full modules required to complete the programme spread over two academic years. Teaching is generally done during the day and part-time students should contact the course convenor to get an idea of when these teaching hours are likely to take place. Timetables are likely to be finalised in September but you may be able to gain an expectation of what will be required.

Core modules

  • Sports Injury Treatment (core module for physiotherapists/ osteopaths)
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation (core module for physiotherapists/ osteopaths)
  • Exercise Physiology (core module for doctors)
  • Medical Problems in Sport (core module for doctors)
  • Sports Injury Assessment I (core module for all)
  • Sports Injury Assessment II (core module for all)
  • Research Methods (core module for all).

Option modules

  • Sports Injury Management
  • Exercise as a Health Tool
  • Podiatry and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology and Team Medicine
  • Football Medicine and Science
  • Dance medicine.

Practical Content

There are numerous in-house clinics, and many other NHS and private clinics in and around London are also utilised. Visits to national centres of excellence and sporting clubs are arranged where possible. You will be expected to attend a minimum of 32 clinics over the period of the course. The clinics run throughout the week in the mornings or afternoons, and part-time students need a degree of flexibility in their time off in order to be able to attend these.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed including; seminars, laboratory practice sessions, self-directed learning, one–to-one tutorials, case presentations, reading lists of books and journal papers. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Assessment

The modules are assessed by a wide variety of methods, including controlled components (written exams) and coursework (essays, case histories).

Dissertation

If you are taking the MSc you will also be assessed on a 10,000-words dissertation. You must include original research, and the title and design of your research project must be approved by the course tutor. The research methods module will assist you in defining your research question and submitting for ethics committee approval. The research is submitted in the format of a literature review and a research article. The Centre hosts an Annual Scientific Conference at which students and invited speakers present their research. There is an award for the best student presentation.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £10,000

Part time £5,000

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £19,295

Part time £9,650

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.


Visit the MSc / PGDip Sport and Exercise Medicine- Medic page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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