University of Bath

University of Bath

Sport and Exercise Medicine

The programme is designed to provide relevant knowledge for doctors involved, or wishing to be involved, in the full or part time management of recreational and elite athletes. By studying this programme, students develop practical skills that can be applied to both primary and specialist care.

Entry requirements

A medical degree from a recognised university. Applicants must provide evidence of the following in their application: current unrestricted medical registration certificate (e.g. GMC); a minimum of 1 years work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment (as evidenced by CV/employment history); currently be practicing medicine, preferably in a field that allows exposure to SEM. English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component. References: 1 academic or professional reference supporting the applicant's suitability for study on a Master's level Sport and Exercise Medicine programme.

Course modules

Years 1 and 2 (Diploma): sport and exercise medicine in practice; sports doctor; exercise physiology; athlete biomechanics and sports analysis; sports injuries and rehabilitation; psychology of sport and exercise; exercise for health. Year 3 (MSc): research project design; sport and exercise medicine; research project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through written assignments and case studies, a clinical experience log, the OSCE examination and a dissertation. Each unit is assessed individually. Assignments are delivered online and must also be submitted online. The formative assessment includes moderated online discussions, self assessment questions and online multiple choice tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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