University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Would you like to further your career in sport, health and exercise science? Would you like to offer sports science support to professional teams? Or does working in the field of physical activity and exercise in your community drive your ambition? The MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science course represents the academic and research interests of exercise and health scientists at the University. During your studies, you will conduct supervised and independent research work at our Sports Park and at our state-of-the-art environmental, exercise physiology and body composition laboratories on Glyntaff campus. The University of South Wales is 15th overall in the UK for world leading research in sports and exercise science - there is a strong research culture and our students are encouraged to engage with this from the beginning of their studies.

Entry requirements

Usually an Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in a relevant science subject such as Sports Science, Biomedical Science or Physiology, although experience can sometimes be taken into account.

Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable. Those without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior professional experience may be taken into account.

Course modules

•Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
•Nutrition for Health and Performance
•Movement Analysis
•Physical Activity and Health
•Sport Psychology
•Strength and Conditioning
•The High Performance Environment
•Research Methods
•Research Project
•Professional Work Based development*

Assessment methods

A wide variety of applied, academic and vocational assessment is used on this modern and innovative course. You will be assessed by oral and poster presentations, laboratory write-ups and case studies, critical essays and in some modules, examinations. The assessments are continually updated to reflect contemporary policy and practice to provide graduates with the most up-to-date professional knowledge and experiences.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

Key information

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
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03455 767778