12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Strength and Conditioning MSc at Loughborough University provides the knowledge, skills and experience to develop athletes across the spectrum of athletic achievement, from participation to high performance.


The programme provides bespoke research-informed modules to develop your knowledge of all topics relevant to strength and conditioning.

 The programme capitalises on the University's sporting strengths to enable the provision of hands-on coaching experience, designed to give you the tools to develop athletic performance at the highest level.

Study runs across three terms from October to September. During the autumn and spring terms, the course will focus on the science and practice of strength and conditioning, as well as the fundamental science underpinning performance adaptations. 

During the spring term, you will also immerse yourself in the strength and conditioning environment and have the opportunity to apply for an extended coaching placement with either Loughborough University performance athletes or external sport partners.


Graduates of this Strength and Conditioning MSc at Loughborough University will be able to pursue careers in a variety of settings predominantly working with elite sportspeople and teams, nationally and internationally. It could also open up career opportunities in health and fitness club management, fitness consultancy, health promotion, personal fitness training, corporate health advice, sports or physical activity development and the armed forces.

As this is a new programme, there is no graduate destination information currently available. However, graduates have gone on to pursue roles in strength and conditioning and coaching for a variety of organisations including: Fulham Football Club, Spartans Football Club, Sport981, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta, Cressey Sports Performance, and Norwich Football Club.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Research
  • Professional Practice for Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning Science
  • The Science Underlying Performance and Injury
  • Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise
  • Neuromuscular Function
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sports science or a relevant biological science that contains an element of exercise physiology, such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 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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