Exercise Science, M.Sc. | Stellenbosch University | Stellenbosch, South Africa
24 months
1768 EUR/year
1031 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Physiological Sciences, which offers the Exercise Science programme at the Stellenbosch University, undertakes investigative research to better understand the health challenges facing South Africa. We have several research groupings - headed up by excellent principal investigators - that tackle a variety of disease states. 


Key facts

The Exercise Science programme at the Stellenbosch University is offered on a full-time basis and consists of three theoretical modules. Sessions that vary from one to four weeks are presented on a full-time basis and consist of intensive lectures, practical classes, demonstrations and seminars. You will receive prescribed reading work, assignments and seminar preparations to be completed at home. In addition, you must complete a research project and submit a written thesis on the project.

What we offer

Continuous attention is given to professional development with regard to research methodology, computer and laboratory skills and statistics. Furthermore there will also be a focus on communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise Immunology Endocrinology and Haematology
  • Muscle physiology and pathophysiology
  • Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
  • Thesis in Exercise Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A four-year BSc degree on NQF level 8 or a three-year BSc degree followed by a BScHons degree in a related biological science field or an equivalent qualification
  • Undergraduate modules in Physiology and Biochemistry are recommended
  • The programme co-ordinator and the departmental academic committee have the final decision on admission, taking into account the infrastructure and capacity of the Department

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1768 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1031 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1031 EUR per year during 24 months.

R18,499 / R32,425

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /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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