MSc Sport and Excercise Science

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MSc Sport and Excercise Science

Leeds Beckett University

If you are already working, or you intend to work, in sport, exercise, recreation and applied areas this course will provide you with the opportunity to upgrade your professional expertise.

You will initially select three modules in the traditional areas of exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sport and exercise nutrition, while you will also study modules in research methods and research and professional practice.

You can also choose a discipline-based option module which allows a more detailed consideration of the contributions of biomechanics, exercise physiology, physiology, psychology and nutrition to the study of sport and exercise.

Once enrolled on the course you will have the opportunity to apply for a range of sport science internships. If you are successful these roles would provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in applied sport science working under supervision with the University's sports teams, sporting partners and elite performers, whilst studying for a Masters degree.

Sport & Active Lifestyles

At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Dietetics, Nutrition, Medicine or Sports Therapy, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Our University is recognised as a leader in the field of sport and exercise science. The quality of our research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in sport-related studies in the Research Assessment Exercise completed in 2008 where we were ranked 6th nationally in terms of quality, and 3rd when accounting for both quality and quantity of staff submitted.

Much of our outstanding and pioneering research feeds directly into our taught modules providing the opportunity for you to develop the professional skills and expertise in the area of sport and exercise science.

While you are studying with us you may have the opportunity to apply for an internship. As well as a great job experience, your internship may also entitle you to receive a reduction on your fees. Internships with Leeds United, Leeds Rugby and SportAid as well as specific disciplined focused internships working with academic staff within the Carnegie Faculty are just a few examples of where past internships have taken place. Please get in touch for more details.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £540 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £27. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

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Last updated September 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price - The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £540 for each 20 credit point module.