Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Sport and Exercise Science

This programme shares common modules as well as some optional modules with the other programmes in the department; the programme offers students the opportunity to develop the academic skills of critical appraisal and reflection through a multi-disciplinary curriculum that is underpinned by physiology, psychology and biomechanics; the programme�s core module is centred on enhancing awareness of the professional issues associated with being a sport and exercise scientist; the option modules are purposefully structured to allow students to individualise their programme based on their interests within the respective disciplines.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree 2.1 or above in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme; or Honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme director; candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport science or exercise science are also considered.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods for sport studies; professional issues in the sport and exercise science; dissertation. At least 2 from: physiology of sports performance; theoretical and experimental sport biomechanics; sports psychology: theory to practice; independent study. Optional modules: working with elite performers; physical activity in health and disease; paediatric exercise science and health; health and exercise psychology; exercise testing and interpretation.

Assessment methods

With the exception of the independent research project (dissertation), all module assessment is based upon 5,000 words or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

There may be some funds available through UWIC for outstanding sports persons that meet the universities scholarship requirements. These can only be assessed once an offer has been made.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 500 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044