Master On Campus

Sport and Exercise Science

Cardiff Metropolitan University

12 months
15500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The internationally recognised research expertise in the Cardiff Metropolitan University is uniquely combined with one of the leading centres for student sport in the UK to provide a popular MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science.


Sport and Exercise Science programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University is contained within the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences Postgraduate Scheme in Sport. The programme is centred on research-informed learning and professional practice and adopts a student-centred approach to develop understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline perspectives. Within the programme, students can elect to specialise in specific named pathways in Biomechanics, Physiology and Physical Activity & Health or within the general pathway of Sport and Exercise Sciences. 


  • Many graduates of the programme go on to gain employment in research or professional practice in a directly relevant area. Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject demestically or internationally. Other graduates have pursued careers as clinical and applied science consultants, lecturers (further and higher education) and, in the fitness and training industry. Recent graduates have also secured employment as applied sport scientists in the National Institutes of Sport (e.g. English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales), within UK academic departments and within clinical practices.
  • We have a thriving campus with a focus on sport and exercise and we have excellent links with governing bodies; both of these help to provide students with vital work expereince to help secure future employment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Developing Professional Skills in SES
  • Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice
  • Biomechanics of Sport Performance
  • Biomechanics of the Injury Process
  • Physiology of Sports Performance
  • Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Illness
  • Psychology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Wellness
  • Independent Study
  • Supervised Placement
  • Exercise, Testing and Interpretation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is designed for science-based graduates or professionals working within a related field. The specific entry requirements include:

  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme. 
  • An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the Programme Director. 
  • Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport science or exercise science will also be considered for entry to the programme.

Tuition Fee

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    15500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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