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M.Sc. On Campus

Sport and Exercise Science

University of Essex

12 months
18800 GBP/year
8760 GBP/year
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Train in the practical and theoretical elements of Sport and Exercise Science. Explore the broad spectrum of areas that underpin health; sport and exercise. With our state-of-the-art facilities and science-based approach at the University of Essex, you gain a solid understanding of the biology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology of sport.

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Our course allows you to gain practical hands-on experience in our specialist laboratory facilities, as well as learning the theoretical approaches. Our seminar at the University of Essex  based teaching gives students a platform to participate in small group discussions and share expertise and knowledge. You also have the opportunity to work with our Human Performance Unit which applies the latest science to analyse performance and help top athletes stay at the top of their game.

Students have flexibility to study additional modules from other disciplines to give you a deepened understanding of all of the aspects that contribute to Sport and Exercise Science . Recognising the importance for the practical as well as theoretical, we offer the opportunity for students to choose to undertake a final dissertation research project or a work-based capstone project. Students undertaking a work-based learning project would complete a 6-8 week placement with an employer as part of their degree. This flexibility allows you to tailor your final project to suit your career aspirations.

Your future

The sports science, fitness, health and leisure sectors are booming and provide a variety of careers for sports and exercise science graduates. Typical career destinations include sports performance, sports management and sports development, health care, teaching, the health and fitness industry and academic research.

We have great industry links and work closely with the University’s Careers Services to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Further Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Research Project
  • Biomechanics of Locomotion
  • Disability, Sport and Social Change
  • Physical Activity and Wellbeing
  • Applied Physiology
  • Personalising Health and Performance Nutrition

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall 2.2 in a subject relevant to Sport, Exercise, Psychology or Human Biology.
  • Your degree should contain modules in sport, psychology or human biology - such as biology, physiology, anatomy or genetics.

Tuition Fee

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    18800 GBP/year
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  • National

    8760 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8760 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 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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