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M.Sc. On Campus

Sports Performance

University of Portsmouth

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About

If you're ready to combine your training with science to understand sporting performance at the elite level, then our MSc Sports Performance degree course will take your studies to postgraduate level, and give you the skills you need to succeed.

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Overview

On this course, you'll learn the biomechanics, physiology and psychology that underpins performance enhancement. You'll develop applied techniques, practical skills and research expertise which show how scientific support can be integrated into the world of top-level sport.

We'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll be able to pursue a career in sports performance with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics.

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing and maintaining sports performance
  • Understand the techniques used to assess team and individual performance
  • Use your laboratory and field-based skills including notational systems, performance profiling and dynamical systems, to assess and evaluate sports performance
  • Learn to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable style
  • Study key topics like Applied Sports Biomechanics, and Environmental Factors Affecting Sports Performance
  • Have 24/7 access to our library's electronic resources, including thousands of ejournals, books and newspapers
  • Get to use our biomechanics, physiology, psychology and kinanthropometry labs, with professional facilities

Career

When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, science support and the health and fitness sectors. During your studies, you can also choose to work toward BASES accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist, and you'll have the theoretical basis for further academic research.

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • national governing bodies
  • sports agencies
  • local authorities
  • UK Sport
  • NHS
  • primary care trusts
  • county sports partnership

Programme Structure

Core modules include:

  • MSc Research Development and Practice

Options to choose from currently include:

  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Applied Sports Biomechanics
  • Applied Sports Physiology
  • Applied Sports Psychology
  • Humans in Extreme Environments
  • MSc Professional Development 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants who hold a non-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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