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Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This exciting new MSc is your route to a fulfilling career as a high-level sport and exercise professional.

  • 100% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of the course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021)
  • Tailor your studies to match your professional interests in sport and exercise science: you can focus on psychology, physiology or a mixture of both disciplines
  • Gain substantial practical experience in real-world settings, working directly with clients on applied placements and internships
  • Benefit from the support of industry-experienced mentors, both within the University and in the workplace
  • Build high-quality research skills and learn how to apply latest scientific finding in the work environment
  • Draw on our wide-ranging partnerships with leading athletes, sports teams and sports organisations

Assessment

Students will complete both summative and formative assessment throughout the course to include written essays, reports and case studies, oral presentations, and viva-voce exams. Students’ will be assessed on their practical skills, their application of scientific knowledge to practitioner settings, and their ability to critically evaluate the role and requirements of an applied practitioner.

Careers

If you’re interested in pursuing a career centred on sport and exercise science, this MSc offers an excellent learning experience. You could work as an applied sport scientist with clients such as professional athletes or you could embark on broader roles in the community and health sectors where you can help encourage behaviour change and healthy lifestyles.

The course also acts as a platform if you want to continue on to complete a programme of Supervised Experience with BASES, which would enable you to gain accreditation as a Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Having improved your research skills, you could think about taking your academic qualifications to the next level, by completing a doctoral programme such as a PhD. You could also consider progressing to a role in teaching.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    118 54%

    59th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    66th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    80th

    13

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