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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Muscle and bone. Brains and biochemistry. The fuel we consume and the air we breathe. Develop an expert understanding of the systems and organs that make humans tick. Our MSc Human Physiology course offers a detailed look at physiology, letting you explore the fundamental systems of human life.

On this masters course, you’ll build advanced knowledge of different systems or specialisms. You will not only learn how our bodies work, but you’ll also develop the key techniques and technologies for investigating normal and abnormal physiology. From the lab-based work that helps to develop new treatments and therapies to the clinical care that touches (and saves) lives.

You will have the opportunity to deep dive into a topic of your choice with an independent research project. You will be able to tackle the issues that fascinate you – exploring areas that match your personal interests and career ambitions.

Every strand of medical practice and research starts by understanding the systems of the human body. So, while physiology is a specialist subject – developed in cutting-edge labs, with the guidance of leaders in their fields – it’s also a versatile foundation for a broad range of different futures.

Our MSc Human Physiology aims to allow you to pursue a range of career paths when you graduate. From progressing to PhD level or becoming a physiologist in a healthcare setting to pursuing a role in teaching, management or research.


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)

£ 17,500per 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 3,000 students from more than 130 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

    49th out of 73 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    125 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%



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