University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Physical Activity for Health

The programme draws on the health sciences of psychology, physiology and epidemiology, and on both research and practice to provide students with a thorough knowledge and awareness of the role of physical activity in improving and maintaining health. The programme is designed to provide academic training at a postgraduate level for recent graduates and the existing national and international workforce.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; where an applicant does not meet these requirements consideration may be given to other equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: assessment of physical activity and body composition; physical activity for health; physical activity for health across the lifespan; psychology of physical activity; research process; understanding research concepts. Optional modules include: child and adolescent development; sport development and social policy in sport management; social determinants of health and public policy; 3-14 PE: setting the context.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 6 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

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PG Admissions
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0131 651 3571