MSc Sport Performance Enhancement

Postgraduate, Full-time

Sport Performance Enhancement MSc



Develop specialist knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning sport and apply to the context of performance enhancement

Overview

This course will give you expert knowledge in a specialist area of the science of sport performance enhancement. It will develop applied techniques which will help you pursue a career in sport science support, academic research, teaching or other science-based professions.

The applied focus of this course is supported by contemporary, well-equipped and supported laboratory facilities.

The course content is aligned to the requirements of supervised experience (SE) with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Due to extremely high demand for our programmes starting in September 2022, we are no longer accepting applications from international applicants for this programme. We’re sorry that you won’t be able to join us in September.

Sport performance lab assessment

Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as Part-time)

Duration:

1 year

Start date:

Sep

Study Abroad:

Yes

Course details

Traditionally, sport science has been based on three foundational scientific disciplines - physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You’ll either study two disciplines in breadth or a single discipline in depth with a negotiated independent study.

This course provides a contemporary, interdisciplinary and applied approach to the science of sport performance enhancement. You'll have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding of scientific principles in this context. You'll learn how to apply theoretical concepts and to develop practical professional skills for situations that sports scientists encounter on a daily basis.

You’ll also study research methods and data analysis and will work on an interdisciplinary team providing support services for an athlete client, which will expose you to a range of practical and ethical issues associated with support work.

You’ll be able to employ advanced investigative, analytical and practical techniques in your field and increase your employability in an academic or applied setting.

You’ll also develop as a reflective practitioner, taking responsibility for your own learning and ongoing professional development.

What you will study

  • Scientific methods
  • Biomechanics and performance enhancement
  • Psychological interventions for sport performance enhancement
  • Applied physiology and sport performance
  • Sport science support of performance athletes
  • Contemporary issues in sport performance
  • Independent study module
  • Independent research project

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This is a one year full-time course and is split up into three trimesters.

    You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study.

  • study abroad Study abroad

    There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirement

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for candidates to have a background in Sport Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching Science and Physiotherapy in order to be eligible for this programme.

We may also consider backgrounds in Physiology, Psychology, Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport & Exercise Science if the candidate can demonstrate a background in coaching/performance.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students From 2022/23 2023/24
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £6,720 tba
Overseas and EU £15,945 tba

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

The University offers a 20% discount on Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


Careers

  • Researcher
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Coach
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