University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Human and Applied Physiology

This course will allow you to graduate with a postgraduate degree in the subject-specific discipline of physiology. It will give you the opportunity to study physiological responses to exercise in both healthy and clinical populations, in response to extreme environments, and to examine the role of exercise as a treatment adjunct.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The programme will be offered in full-time (12 months) and part-Time (24 months) study modes, with the academic year running from September to September. The course includes 120 credits of taught units (delivered on Thursdays during term time) and a 60 credit research project. Core units include: Applied Research Methods (30 credits) Research Project (60 credits) 90 credits are required from a choice of: Applied Sports Physiology (30 credits) Environmental Factors Affecting Sports Performance (30 credits) Exercise Rehabilitation (30 credits) Clinical Physiology (30 credits)

Assessment methods

The delivery format for the course is based around seminar, practical, workshop and to a lesser extent, lectures. Sessions will be delivered by DSES staff with knowledge and research expertise in the areas studied. Assessments include client/patient-focused practical and written assessments as well as some more traditional report writing assessments: Practical assessments Laboratory reports Client reports Case studies Project report


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 3,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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