MSc Sports and Exercise Therapy
Leeds Beckett University
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 7,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* UK & EU students, per year. International students per year: £14,000.
Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or running your own sports therapy business.
This pre-registration MSc is designed to provide sports scientists and relevant degree holders with the necessary knowledge and skills to become qualified sports therapists.
You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your knowledge.
You will have the opportunity to apply your learning and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University's sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.
As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.
Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.
At our University 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.
Why study Sports and Exercise Therapy at Leeds Beckett University
- Professionally accredited course
- Specialist facilities
- Fantastic placement opportunities
- Close affiliation with a range of sports clubs, organisations and private practice
Teaching And Learning
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
You could work as a sports therapist for professional sports teams, in clinics, in fitness clubs or for education providers such as colleges and universities delivering related disciplines. Alternatively, you could choose to work as a self-employed sports therapist working across the sports and leisure industry.
- Sports Therapist
- Sports Coach
Scholarships And Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience an education here at Leeds Beckett University is open to all. If you're thinking of joining us to study for your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Bursaries are usually awarded depending on household income, whilst scholarships are available for a number of areas and are based on sporting or academic excellence.
Beckett Careers Team
Our Beckett Careers Team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or want to gain experience alongside your studies, need help preparing an application or exploring graduate job options, we can provide expert support every step of the way!
Throughout your university journey and up to five years after you graduate you'll have access to a broad range of support and tools to help you with:
- Getting ready to apply for jobs
- Working on your CV
- Preparing for an interview
- Applying for graduate vacancies or placements
- Connecting with employers and organisations
"My masters was a stepping stone to advancing my career as a Rehabilitation Therapist. It complemented my strengths in science and sport, enhancing my knowledge of injury management, physiology and biomechanics - making me a much more effective therapist."
Rehabilitation Therapist West Leeds RUFC
Fees & Funding
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2021/22 is £7,000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2021/22 is £14,000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
Our Rose Bowl building offers impressive teaching spaces, lecture theatres and conference facilities, and is a great place for networking. It puts you in the centre of a dynamic business community in a city with a thriving job market.
Voted one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our art, design, fashion, architecture and built environment courses. It offers creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for innovative thinking.
There are many social spaces across our campus where you can catch up with friends.
Sheila Silver Library
You’ll always find a place to study – our Sheila Silver Library at City Campus is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. And it’s more than just books - you can borrow laptops and camera equipment, print and photocopy, search thousands of electronic resources, work in a group or in a silent study room.
Our University is very proud of its specialist facilities located in various buildings across our campus and the wider city.
Our Portland and Calverley buildings are home to specialist health, business and law facilities designed to bring your learning to life.
Leeds School of Arts
Our new £80 million Leeds School of Arts building gives students access to outstanding professional, industry-standard facilities and innovative learning spaces.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
Applicants who have completed an IOSH accredited PGDip Health & Safety will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 60 level 7 credit points.
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion.
All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our university welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. If you have recent relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications, we may be able to consider you for entry through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and relevant work experience in your application.
All applicants should meet our standard entry requirements of GCSE grade C in English language and, where specified, Maths. Alternative qualifications such as functional skills are accepted in lieu of GCSEs for most courses.
English Language Requirements
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