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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


From nutrition and neuroscience to muscle and bone, develop an expert understanding of the systems and organs that make humans tick. Studying our MSc Physiology programme offers a detailed look at it all, letting you explore the fundamental systems of human life.

You’ll cover a range of units around physiology, each offering an in-depth look into different systems or specialisms – from neuroscience and nutrition, to the cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal systems. From there, you’ll have the chance to take a deep dive into a topic of your choice, with an independent research project. It’s your chance to tackle the issues that fascinate you – while developing an understanding of both the process and the communication of scientific enquiry.

So, by the time you graduate, you’ll have everything you need to open doors for your future. Whether that means progressing to PhD level, becoming a physiologist in a healthcare setting or pursuing a role in teaching, management or research, our MSc Human Physiology can pave the way.


The programme can pave the way to a wide range of opportunities in areas across healthcare, and can also provide a foundation for further specialist study.

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps us keep our curriculum up to date and clinically relevant, ensuring that our graduates have the skills and knowledge which are vital for the workplace – and sought after by employers.

Career prospects include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Graduate Entry Medicine;
  • Physician Associate;
  • Healthcare Scientist (via Scientist Training Programme) in specialisms such as Cardiac Science, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences, Vascular Science, Neurophysiology, Audiology;
  • PhD research
  • Careers in industry – biosciences
  • Exercise & sports scientist
  • Nutritionist

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us and for up to three years after you’ve finished your course. We offer a range of services, both in the Department of Life Sciences and through the University’s Careers Service, with dedicated careers and employability advisers you can turn to for guidance and support. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,000per year

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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 39 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    137 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%



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