This taught Masters is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.
• MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• Distance learning: 3 years
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• This is the only MSc in Scotland that merges Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport and Exercise Science within a single degree programme providing a broad range of options across these disciplines.
• You will benefit from access to the facilities and resources of the National Stadium Sports, Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park – a custom-built, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.
• We have exciting scholarship opportunities, find out more
• You will develop and enhance your skills in literature searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.
• The University has state-of-the-art facilities to study performance and health aspects of sport and exercise science, from the whole body to the molecular level. These include advanced exercise laboratories, metabolic investigation suites and a molecular biochemistry lab. We are the best equipped exercise science group for laboratory facilities in Scotland.
• The University has close links with a number of regional/national sporting bodies and a number of professional sporting clubs. There may be opportunities for internships (in place of a research project) for some students.
• You will have access to a number of guest lecture staff providing interactive sessions in their specialist fields.
You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab classes, journal clubs, presentations and self-directed learning. The programme is made up of 60 compulsory credits and 3 x 20 credit options (X,Y and Z) plus a research project (60 credits)
• Evidence Based Medicine (20 credits)
• Medical Statistics (10 credits)
• Physiological Exercise Testing 1 - Aerobics Fitness and Physical Activity (10 credits)
• Physiological Exercise Testing 2 - Strength, power and intensity domains (10 credits)
• Human physiological & metabolic assessment (10 credits)
Choose one X option, one Y option and one Z option.
Option courses X
• Physical activity and health: public health, policy & behaviour changes
• Sports injuries: scientific basis of prevention and rehabilitation.
• Clinical Sports Injuries
Option courses Y
• Physical activity and health: biological mechanisms
• Motor learning and skill acquisition.
• Sport and Exercise Medicine in Practice
Option courses Z
• Cellular and molecular exercise physiology
• The world class athlete: nature, nurture and maximising performance.
• Exercise in clinical populations
Background and Aims
This MSc is designed to provide an advanced, research-led programme in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine. The course options available enable students choose their own programme, either undertaking a broad range courses across the field of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, or specialising in topics related to Physical Activity & Health, Sport & Performance, or Sports Medicine.The Programme is suitable for those with an undergraduate degree in or related to the Sport and Exercise Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medicine, other relevant biological/biomedical sciences, or other health professions/health-related areas.
The University of Glasgow
has state-of-the-art facilities for the study of both performance and health aspects of Sport and Exercise Science - from the whole body to the molecular level. State-of-the-art facilitates and resources for Sports Medicine are also available in the custom-built, National Stadium Sports, Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park. The West of Scotland, with its wide range of socio-economic levels and high disease burden, provides the ideal setting to investigate and develop strategies for lifestyle intervention to improve public health. This combination of expertise and setting may be unique in the United Kingdom.
This Programme is research-led, with the taught components are delivered by active researchers of national and international repute in the field of Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine. It provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue PhD level research, or for those planning or engaged in research, teaching or applied practical careers in the fields of Physical Activity & Health or Sports Performance. The programme also provides specialist postgraduate training in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine for doctors, physiotherapists and related health professionals.
Distance Learning Programme
Students will complete the full MSc over a period of 3 years. They will undertake the courses in the Core section in Year 1 and complete the Options section in Year 2. In Year 3 they will undertake their Research Project. Students will also attend a 'Residential Week' which will entail them coming to Glasgow for 4 days in each year of study (Years 1 & 2) to complete practical sessions and lab based work.
The flexibility of this programme will provide you with many career opportunities. These include working in clinical exercise, health-promotion or in sports science support. A number of our graduates are employed in senior sports science positions with national sporting bodies and professional sports clubs. This programme also allows doctors and physiotherapists to aid their knowledge; for science graduates, there are opportunities in rehabilitation and higher education. It also provides an excellent basis if you wish to pursue PhD level research.
Home/EU: £6800 full-time; Part-time 20 credits £756; International: £18200 full-time