University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Exercise Physiology (Taught)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This course is for you if you want to work in the world of sport and performance, exercise for health, or with more clinical populations. You are ideally suited if you have a curiosity and passion for physiology, as it applies to exercise. If you are not yet sure of your direction, the course will give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of both applied sport and applied exercise physiology. Our Applied Exercise Physiology MSc is designed around four pillars:

  • practitioner focused
  • physiology skill-centred
  • science in practice
  • personal and professional development.
All your modules can have an exercise physiology focus and option modules will enable you to study an area of interest in greater depth. Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Campus where this course is taught Our Eastbourne-based courses will move to the Falmer, Brighton campus from the academic year 2024–2025. Students starting this course in September 2022 or September 2023 will be based at our Falmer, Brighton campus from September 2024 if they are still studying.

Course details


Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2020. They should be used as a general guide. Offers will be made by the Admissions Tutor based on a balanced judgement of the candidate’s ability to complete the programme of study and to benefit from masters degree-level study. The criteria may include: A good honours degree (normally minimum 2:2 classification) in sport and exercise science, or a relevant science-based degree such as medicine, biomedical sciences, physiology, biological science, or health science. The degree may contain a human physiology component, and should contain a research training component. Applicants without the minimum qualifications may also be considered, providing they can demonstrate they have the appropriate background and foundation knowledge by other means. In such circumstances, candidates may be interviewed, and evidence will be sought concerning: sustained and substantial work in a field cognate to the degree at an appropriate level; the ability to undertake, write up and present an honours level research study; an appropriate level understanding of research methods and human physiology; the ability to study independently and effectively and to communicate effectively. Claims for recognition of prior learning will also be considered (both prior experiential learning and prior certificated learning). A first statement from the higher education institution and a second statement from the higher education institution or an Employer that the student is prepared for, and will benefit from masters study. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7866 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7866 Year 1
Scotland £7866 Year 1
Wales £7866 Year 1
International £13842 Year 1

Additional fee information

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses depend on how many modules you take in the year. For example, if you study half of the modules that a full-time student would study, you will pay 50% of the full-time fee. Once you decide how many modules you want to take, we can help you to calculate the fees.
Applied Exercise Physiology at University of Brighton - UCAS