University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Exercise Physiology (Taught)

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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). We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMSPA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course.

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

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Applied Exercise Physiology at University of Brighton - UCAS