Masters degrees in Sport Technology study the materials and equipment used to improve sporting performance and ensure the safety of amateur and professional athletes. They focus on new technological breakthroughs, as well as the improvement of commonplace consumer products.
Courses in this area typically award MSc qualifications, but research-based programmes are also common, allowing students to explore cutting-edge developments and engage in practical work.
These courses are perfect for postgraduate seeking to combine sporting enthusiasm with a love of new technology and innovation.
You’ll have the chance to explore the research and development processes that underpin everything from athletic clothing to high-end equipment and nutritional products. Opportunities may also exist to experience the business and commercial contexts that determine the design and sale of new sporting technologies.
Potential career paths and employers could range from international sporting equipment companies such as Nike or Adidas to innovative new start-ups. These Masters degrees can also offer an excellent preparation for further postgraduate research work at PhD level.