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Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (with specialism), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) London, United Kingdom
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. 
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Overview

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £1,520 per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

£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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