Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with specialism)

University of East London

12 months
13680 GBP/year
9420 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to work in the sport industry, an Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with specialism) programme, offered by University of East London, will give you more experience and greater flexibility. 


Aimed at those with a sports science degree or similar, it’s carefully tailored to maximise your employability within sport and offers an unrivalled range of professional expertise and top class facilities. 

It will offer you the chance to study a generic MSc alongside a specialisation within different areas of Sport and Exercise Science.

This course is designed and tailored to your own preferred specialism in either of the following: Sport Psychology; Strength and Conditioning or Clinical Exercise Physiology.

At the University of East London, we’ve benefited from substantial investment in sport, and in 2011 we were awarded the title ‘most improved sports University in the UK’ by the British University and Colleges Sports Association. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength.

The Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with specialism) programme, offered by University of East London, covers aspects of sports coaching, sports rehabilitation and analyses fitness through exercise and research which is conducted in our physiology labs.It emphasises the vital role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and explores human anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology and psychology which contribute to maintaining and improving health. 

You will work alongside experts at our £21 million SportsDock complex at our Docklands campus, which houses a specialist strength and conditioning facility, physiology laboratories and new lecture theatres. You would expect no less from a university that's located so close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Your future career

Studying for an MSc shows you are willing to go the extra mile and that you are interested in longevity in your chosen career. It gives you more experience, and more specialist knowledge to bring to bear.

This is a flexible course, with intermediate awards of the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) and Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) on offer.

Strength and conditioning is an area of activity which became popular in the United States during the late 1960s. In the last ten years, it has grown in importance in countries all over the world, including the UK.

Your balance of practical and theoretical learning at one of the leading university sports environments in the country will leave you ideally placed to benefit from this particular growth area.

This course equips you with all the sought-after qualifications and skills regularly advertised for by organisations such as the English Institute of Sport in their search for in strength and conditioning specialists.

Graduating with an MSc will offer you a range of career pathways. You might go on to complete the UK Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation. You might seek the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s qualification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Another possible route would be further study for a PhD.

Essentially, you will be ready to take a step up into working with professional athletes and teams. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues In Sport Psychology
  • The Theory of Strength and Conditioning 
  • Anatomy and Exercise Physiology for Chronic Health Conditions 
  • Advanced Applied Sport Psychology 
  • The Advanced Practice of Strength and Conditioning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in Physiology, Pharmacology, Sports Science, Applied Biology or Toxicology.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13680 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £1,570 per 30 credit module


£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Whether you qualify depends on:

  • if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
  • your course
  • your age
  •  your nationality or residency status

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with specialism)
University of East London