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Masters degrees in Physiology explore a wide range of bodily functions and the effects of external influences on the various biological systems. These include respiration, circulation, digestion, excretion, reproduction, and neuroscience.
Related subjects include Sport & Exercise Physiology, Applied Physiology and Medical Physiology. Entry requirements for these courses usually involve an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Sports Science, Pharmacology or Biology.
If you study a Masters in Physiology, you’ll be able to apply your expertise in a range of contexts across several sectors and industries.
For example, you may examine how extreme weather conditions or temperatures affect the human body. This could include analysing how frostbite damages the cells and tissues of the body, or how the respiratory system copes in extreme heat. This sort of expertise is essential for the planning and delivery of services such as fire and rescue, as well as clinical and medical practice.
Alternatively, you might examine how the body deals with exercise and conditioning, using this knowledge in a sporting or therapeutic context to help people who want to improve their cardiovascular or muscular health for rehabilitation purposes.
Other careers include roles in the consumer market such as the design of assistive and wearable technology, as well as humanitarian assistance in the form of charity work, or regulation and policy-making for public services on behalf of government bodies.
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This course is for you if you know you want to work in the world of sport and performance and are looking for a deeper understanding of applied sport physiology. Read more
You are interested in food sciences , and especially in studying why people choose to eat what they eat. You need to obtain professional skills in consumer’s behaviour and you want to know what factors are involved in their food choices. Read more
This postgraduate research programme will provide you with the opportunity to conduct original research, which extends the frontiers of knowledge in a specialised area of your choice in Life Sciences. Read more
This master's in exercise physiology offers study at a high level across areas including the physiology of endurance sport, sport and exercise nutrition, exercise and immunology, vocational skills in exercise physiology, neuromuscular function, quantitative research, current research in exercise physiology, laboratory techniques in sport and exercise physiology and a research project. Read more
Learn from internationally renowned researchers in a range of performance and health-related physiological disciplines including environmental physiology, sport and exercise nutrition, neuromuscular strength and function, and clinical physiology. Read more
Whether you want to help an athlete reach the peak of their physical fitness, guide patients on a weight loss journey or rehabilitate those suffering from chronic illness, this Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc will give you the knowledge and practical experience to prepare you for your career. Read more
Physiology is the field of biology that deals with function in living organisms. The academic foundation of the department is the knowledge of how humans and animals function at the level of genes, cells, organs and systems. Read more
Gain an in-depth understanding of the physiological and metabolic effects of exercise and training and develop the practical skills required to meet the specific needs of the client, be it optimal performance or improved health. Read more
This degree involves a range of specialist modules to develop core knowledge and applied skills for those aiming to pursue a career in applied sport and exercise physiology. Read more
In Physiology you study how animals function; how they move, digest, excrete, reproduce, circulate their blood, breathe and survive in different surroundings; and how their nervous systems detect, interpret and learn. Read more