Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Athletic Development and Peak Performance

This course explores talent identification; long-term athlete development; performance analysis; strength and conditioning; peak performance; technical and tactical development; marginal gains and injury prevention and management. Placements also form part of this course and students are supported with access to work opportunities within professional sport and exercise organisations, drawing on Solent's diverse partnerships to gain experience alongside leading experts.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2.1 or above. Other applicants who can provide evidence of relevant work experience will be considered. Acceptance is also subject to a successful interview. If your 1st language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Core taught modules: technical development in sport; psycho-social development in sport; physical preparation in sport and exercise; tactical development in sport; marginal gains for peak performance; individual project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes written coursework, viva, presentations, reports and practical tests.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southampton Solent University Southampton SO14 0YN South East

Key information

Postgraduate course information
Telephone number: 
023 8201 5066