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About the course

Our MSc Sport and Health Sciences provides you with a sound grounding in research methods and analytical procedures relating to sport and health sciences.

The programme presents opportunities to employ theoretical concepts in applied sport, health and exercise settings and allows you to choose from a diverse range of modules allied to our research expertise.

Delivered within a friendly and supportive learning environment, the programme draws upon innovative multi-method and multi-disciplinary research and teaching by our leading academics.

You will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities including modern laboratories for biomechanics, physiology and psychology.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.

 Course Content

Where is University of Exeter


Student Profile(s)


As an international student, I love the inclusivity of the cohort, and the welcoming atmosphere. I’m originally from Singapore, and studied in Beijing for two years as part of my BSc. The air quality here is superb and the seasons that I don’t experience back home encourages me to take breaks from studying, which helps with the study-life balance.

I also really like the intellectual challenge from tasks requiring critical analysis of literature, and have loved the passion of the lecturers when teaching.

The fact that we get black-and-white constructive feedback on assignments and exams has been really helpful in enhancing my knowledge. This was not readily provided in any of my previous study.

One of my highlights has been getting into a dissertation project of my interest, and learning about differences in sports science research from biomedical research. I came here (from a biomedical background) because I was interested in the chance to work on a topic of interest. My dissertation has a focus on biomechanics, where we use 3D motion capture to study gait asymmetry and coordination. We aim to characterize walking and running gait using measures across various domains.

The St Luke’s Campus exudes a note of antiquity from the outside, yet has state-of-the-art research facilities on the inside. The labs are bright, clean, well-equipped, and conducive to work in. The lab technicians have been really helpful in equipment familiarization and booking slots for testing.

In terms of the campus itself, the tranquillity of the campus environment and the nice clean air helps me to concentrate. There is also some nightlife if you fancy, as well as the chance to get involved in clubs and societies. For example, I’ve taken part in the Cheerleading and Gymnastics Club and the Sub Aqua Club.


We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available


We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

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