School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Bangor University

Sport and Exercise Physiology

This programme has been designed provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the principles and application of research design and analytical methods relevant to the scientific study of the physiology of sport and exercise; the programme facilitates the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programme the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree is required. EU and overseas students, whose native language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. Applicants who achieve a score of 6.5 or above, with no individual component at less than 6.0, are eligible for direct entry to the course. Applicants who achieve 6.4 to 6.0 may be considered but will be required to attend an English language course at Bangor University, in the summer preceding their course.

Course modules

The taught element of the programme includes a 20 credit compulsory research skills module which students combine with 40 credits from the following optional modules: peer reviewing of scientific research; presentations in statistics; exercise is medicine; performance psychology; performance physiology; sports injury rehabilitation.

Assessment methods

Students will undertake a research project: under the guidance of their supervising tutor(s), they will pro-actively determine the content of this unit.

Sponsorship information

All applicants to our Master's programmes are eligible to apply for bursaries and assistantships from the school, plus funding may also be available from the university.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 - 30 Weeks
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus LL57 2DG Wales

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