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Sport & Exercise Science Masters - MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cyncoed Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

The internationally recognised research expertise in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is unique and combines with one of the leading centres for student sport in the UK. This popular MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science is contained within the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences Postgraduate Scheme in Sport. Research-informed learning and professional practice support the structure and effective delivery of the programme’s content. It adopts a student-centred approach to develop understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline perspectives. Within the programme, students can elect to specialise in specific named pathways in Biomechanics or Physiology, or pursue the general route towards the award of an MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences. The programme assists students in exploring internship opportunities within research, applied sport science and clinical practice, and further supports student engagement within professional bodies (e.g. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: BASES).


There are no written examinations for this programme and modules (except the dissertation) are typically assessed through written work and an additional assessment, such as a presentation, practical assessment or a viva voce examination. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues and include coursework essays, designing interventions, research reports, presentations and critique. The dissertation report is usually presented in the format of a journal article but may also be produced as a traditional 12,000 word thesis.

There are three exit points from the MSc Sport & Exercise Science degree; Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgC) after successful completion of three modules; Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgD) awarded completion of six modules; the MSc (potentially with named pathways) is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements including the submission of a dissertation report.

Employability & Careers

Many graduates of the programme go on to gain employment in research or professional practice in a directly relevant area. Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject domestically or internationally. Other graduates have pursued careers as clinical and applied science consultants, lecturers (further and higher education) and, in the fitness and training industry. Recent graduates have also secured employment as applied sport scientists in the National Institutes of Sport (e.g. English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales), within UK academic departments and within clinical practices. We have a thriving campus with a focus on sport and exercise and we have excellent links with governing bodies; both of these help to provide students with vital work experience to help secure future employment.

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Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.
Dedicated support via the Global Student Advisory Service. Offering all the advice and support that students might need when living and studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 84 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    142 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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