Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Sports and Exercise Science (Biomechanics)

Sport science largely offers expert scientific intervention to enhance training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical activity programmes aimed at improving general health. In this course students develop the practical skills required to work with both the elite athlete as well as the general population, and importantly improve knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the practical application. Students experience a range of teaching environments aiding them on their journey. Specifically, our new human movement lab and human performance lab will be the main settings for classes, allowing for learning through doing. Students gain experience in the sport and exercise industry through the placement module, with time spent in our sport science clinic preparing for working outside with employers.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students that will have attained an undergraduate degree in a sport or exercise related field (2.2 or above); alternatively, prospective students who have completed a lower sports and exercise or equivalent qualification and have extensive experience in the area will be considered via interview. Prospective students who fail to meet some of the above criteria may be directed to some preliminary study e.g. Summer school. Prospective students may require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone. You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components).

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced sport and exercise biomechanics; biometric modelling and performance profiling; dissertation; research methods; work placement.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555