M.Sc. On Campus Online

Motion Analysis (distance learning)

University of Dundee

36 months
7630 GBP/year
7630 GBP/year
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Study the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion measurement, combining anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical analysis in this MSc Motion Analysis (distance learning) from University of Dundee.


This MSc Motion Analysis (distance learning) from University of Dundee will give you an understanding of the principles of musculoskeletal movements and the methods to measure, analyse, and apply the findings.

The course covers a wide range of topics in the field of motion analysis, including clinical gait analysis, foot pressure analysis, clinical biomechanics, sports performance, ergonomics, rehabilitation, and animal locomotion. This course content will give you a strong understanding of the relationships between anatomy, biomechanics, and movement mechanics of human performance, and the clinical outcomes relating to these.

You'll start by learning the fundamentals of motion analysis. This includes essential anatomy, mathematics, and physics, as well as how to interpret and visualise motion analysis data.

You'll then cover motion measurement techniques, including electrogoniometry, accelerometry, photography, and optoelectronic techniques. You'll also learn about pressure, load, and physiological measurement systems and how to record, analyse, and interpret data relating to these.

Once you've covered all the module content, and have a strong understanding of how anatomy, biomechanics, and motion analysis integrate, you'll carry out research project in a relevant area of motion analysis allowing you to demonstrate and apply your skills and knowledge.


This course can prepare you for entry into a clinical academic career path as well as a range of opportunities in the public and private sector involving clinical treatment, sports and exercise. Some of our graduates have gone on to work as lecturers in universities, to work as biomedical engineers in technology companies, or to work in hospitals as professional or clinical workers.

You'll graduate with the ability to analyse the relationship between movements, anatomy, and biomechanics, assess patient gait in clinical practice, model the musculoskeletal system, assess musculoskeletal movement, and evaluate treatment options.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Motion Measurement Systems
  • Research Project (Motion Analysis)
  • Measurement Systems in Motion Analysis
  • Advanced Motion Analysis
  • Fundamentals in Motion Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Students must normally hold a degree or professional qualification acceptable to the Head of Division or Programme Director, for example, engineering, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing or medicine.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3815 GBP per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    7630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3815 GBP per semester during 36 months.
  • fees per 60 credits

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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