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  Strength and Conditioning Training MSc

University of Northampton    Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the University of Northampton's Strength and Conditioning Training MSc programme. Designed to shape you into a proficient strength and conditioning coach, this practical-based course offers a comprehensive curriculum covering various areas such as S&C techniques, training methods, injury management, and research. Benefit from hands-on experience in a purpose-built gym and laboratories, enhancing your skills and understanding. Engage in stimulating classes delivered through lectures, seminars, and practical sessions, supported by an online learning environment. The programme culminates in a research project, allowing you to showcase your advanced comprehension. With modules like S&C Science, Applied Practice, and Research Methods, you will delve deep into the science behind strength and conditioning. Entry requires a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant field, with flexibility for industry professionals. Seize the opportunity to work with elite athletes and clubs, setting yourself apart as a sought-after practitioner in the field.

About the course

The University of Northampton’s Strength and Conditioning MSc course is designed to help you in your development to becoming an effective strength and conditioning coach. Based in Northampton, we have three professional sports clubs in the town and the University is surrounded by Olympic and Paralympic feeder clubs enabling you to develop skills and experience as an applied practitioner. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (UKSCA and NSCA). Our staff are actively involved in providing support to a range of elite athletes and clubs, enabling you to apply your practice and develop your network.

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Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area. Related subjects include: sports science, sports performance and coaching, physical education, physiotherapy, or an honours degree in another discipline which includes anatomy and physiology. Some flexibility in requirements is possible for those achieving lower degree classifications where they can demonstrate substantial industry experience and that their current commitment to study has progressed from the time of their first degree.


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Student Profile

Emily Fletcher

Graduated in 2021

During my time at university, I’ve been a senior representative and represented the student voice across the university, allowing students to have control over their courses and make big decisions over their education. I’ve learnt important skills about chairing meetings and taking minutes. I also socialise in a few more casual societies; this has allowed me to develop a great network of supportive and unique friends who study a variety of courses.

Outside of university, I love the area I live in. Northampton feels nice and relaxed compared to the busy, and often overwhelming cities. However, transport links are great so If I ever want to explore the cities I can easily get to London, Coventry, Milton Keynes, and Birmingham. This is great for me because outside of University I started ice skating this year and each week I can easily travel via train to Milton Keynes to develop my skills. I also roller skate at Benham Sports Centre which is near to Scholars Green Student Village and volunteer at a Scout Group within walking distance of the University, where I run the Scout Section to educate young people in skills for life and share my passion for camping and exploring.

There’s a lot to do in and around Northamptonshire. This next year I'm going to look into the Pinnacle Climbing Centre, which is a fifteen minute walk from the University and features rock climbing, bouldering, and a caving experience.

Life within the University of Northampton community definitely keeps me busy. However, I feel no pressure to take any of these things on and usually do them just for the experience, or to gain a new skill. I’d encourage anyone who enjoys a bit of an adventure to explore the University of Northampton and all that it has to offer!


The University of Northampton is proud to welcome students from across the globe and to recognise the high academic achievements of many of our international student body, we are pleased to offer the International Scholarship. There is no limit to the number of awards, made automatically to students who qualify.

Any award will take the form of a 10%, 20%, or 30% reduction in the cost of tuition fees for the full length of the programme of study, with the exception of all Nursing programmes, where the maximum scholarship available is 10% for each year.

Visit the University of Northampton's website for general Terms and Conditions:

Value of Scholarship(s)

30% off your tuition fees


You must hold an offer to study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme (BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, LLB, Joint Honours, MA, MSc, LLM or MBA) at the University of Northampton.

You must have been assessed as an overseas fee payer. For more detailed information on whether you fall into this category please refer to the UKCISA guide ‘Will I pay Home or Overseas fees?'

UK and EU nationals who are eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England will not qualify.
Students studying for a course validated by the University at a partner institution will not qualify.

Application Procedure

Scholarship awards are made in parallel with an application to study at the University.

Applicants are not required to make a separate application for a scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of each individual’s application and academic eligibility.

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The T D Lewis Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,000. This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence or potential.

T D Lewis was a Northampton shoe manufacturer who left the sum of £1,000 for the provision of a scholarship or scholarships for educational purposes in the County of Northampton. His daughter, Margaret Lewis, gave to the trustees an additional payment for further scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £1,000


To apply, you must already attend, or have gained a place, at the University of Northampton. Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview by the trustees late in the summer term and will be notified of the results shortly afterwards.

Application Procedure

Applications for the T D Lewis Scholarship are now closed. Applications will reopen in Autumn 2024.

For more information about this scholarship, email our Scholarships Administrator:

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