Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

Clinical/Sports Biomechanics

This full time course is aimed at those whose role is to scientifically analyse musculoskeletal mechanical function (and dysfunction) through fundamental and advanced concepts of motion analysis.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related discipline e.g. a sport or health related subject or mechanical engineering. If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language Qualification i.e. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum score of Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 and Writing 24) or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Course modules

Anatomy; physiology; mathematical principles (analytical geometry, trigonometry, linear algebra); basic statics and dynamics (force, moments, velocity, acceleration, levers, friction, gravity, free body diagrams, newton's laws, work-energy); application of principles in module 1 to movement, joint forces, moments and powers, muscle force; introduction to kinematics and kinetics; measurement of motion, force, pressure, muscle activity, physiological, 3-d optical and magnetic motion capture systems, force plates, foot switches, electromyography, physiological cost index, vo2max analyser.; measurement protocols, validity, reliability, repeatability and reproducibility.; link segment, kinematic and kinetic modelling, euler angles, euclidean geometry; marker sets; 3d modelling software and programming languages; observational gait analysis; gait cycle, rockers, forces, moments, powers, friction; normal gait ; pathological gait ; diagnosis and rehabilitation; qualitative research; quantative research; literature review; descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; research proposal; research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Garthdee Campus Aberdeen AB10 7QE Scotland

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01224 262209