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MSc Exercise and Sport - Physiology

Course Description

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently undertaking a review of long-term academic provision on the Cheshire campus. The review will look at how we might re-focus the types of courses offered at Cheshire in the context of the wider University provision. A range of options is currently being considered.

We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of one year duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged.

The programme is flexible: major and minor in subjects to achieve your desired combination e.g. MSc Exercise and Sport (Biomechanics with Physiology).


• Systems Physiology and Exercise Testing
• Biological Basis of Human Movement
• Cardiorespiratory Physiology
• Clinical Exercise Physiology
• Nutrition (optional)
• Exercise and Sport Genetics (optional)
• Professional Skills
• Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
• Research Methods and Design
• Research Project

Full-time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.

Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter in the first year.

In the second year, one day a week from September to Easter and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. In addition there are growing opportunities in the health domain and in the development and manufacture or sports equipment. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.

Special Features

- Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
- Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
- Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler

Visit the MSc Exercise and Sport - Physiology page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the Master's programme you should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by significant professional or personal experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be called for interview. Those with sector-based expertise, but without traditional qualifications, are actively encouraged to apply.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information on course fees.

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