Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sport and Clinical Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical functioning of the biological system. This course applies biomechanical knowledge in both a sporting and clinical context. The curriculum is research-led with a number of core modules being directly informed by the current research activity of staff. Extensive training is provided in laboratory-based skills and in the interpretation of biomechanical findings, as well as comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues in biomechanics. The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorial support, practical sessions and workshops which encourage critical, reflective engagement with a range of theoretical and applied topics. You will also be exposed to a wide range of research questions in biomechanics and learn how to critically appraise and interpret the literature. The diversity of assessment methods including written coursework and oral viva assessment are innovative and well received by students.

Entry requirements

We would normally expect a minimum of an upper second class (2.1) BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy, physical sciences, sport or other relevant discipline which has a substantial biomechanics component at level 6. Overseas students whose first language is not English will further require an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Course modules

Modules include: Technical training in biomechanics; research methods; current issues in biomechanics; muscle-tendon mechanics; biomechanical assessment in sport and exercise; clinical movement analysis.

Assessment methods

You will assessed in a variety of ways, including: Interactive problem solving exercises; oral presentations in front of a peer group; coursework; essays, in some cases combined with oral defence. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research submitted in a written thesis format followed by a viva voce before biomechanics staff.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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