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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Gain an understanding of science and how to apply theory to practice in sport and exercise
  • Work towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation.
  • Conduct independent research and seek experience as a sport or exercise science practitioner.
On this course you’ll develop your professional skills in sport and exercise – alongside specialist skills in biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, nutrition, strength and conditioning. We offer a first-class suite of research and teaching laboratories, as well as the excellent facilities offered by our partnership venue at the English Institute of Sport. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is delivered by our expert staff, who often support elite athletes and carry out cutting-edge research as part of their day-to-day work. Many of our staff members are accredited by professional bodies such as BASES, and we work collaboratively with our Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre to consult, research, and teach. Our experience helps us to keep our course content advanced and contemporary – based on our knowledge and experience of research and delivery. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical classes
  • project supervision
  • external speakers
Applied learning - Work placements One of the main features of this course is providing practical opportunities for you to enhance your vocational skills – with both work-based learning and short or long-term internships. The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity is in close contact with many local and national partners who are interested in working with our students to support their professional development. There’s a specific module for work-based opportunities on the course, where a range of experts are invited to help you with your personal and professional development. You’ll be able to improve your skills in networking, negotiation, problem solving, presentation, communication, management and IT – and then use those skills in real-world situations. You’ll also have access to an employability adviser. They provide support in lectures and 1 to 1 sessions on writing applications, preparing for interviews and developing your CV – as well as offering tailored career guidance to help you progress.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Measurement Techniques And Analysis Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Science Project Elective modules Biomechanics And Performance Analysis For Applied Sport And Exercise Exercise And Health Physiology And Nutrition For Sport And Exercise Performance Science Of Strength And Conditioning

Assessment method

Coursework Practical Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

We designed this course to continue specialist studies at masters level for students who already possess a relevant first degree. You may also have an appropriate combination of other subject specific qualifications and relevant practical experience. Normally you need one of the following: • a good first or upper second honours degree in sport or exercise science • a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline with suitable content • an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader) • a qualification in science or sport or exercise science at a level lower than first degree coupled with relevant practical experience The course leader interviews applicants with non-standard qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910* Whole course
EU £16385* Whole course
Channel Islands £9910* Whole course
England £9910* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910* Whole course
Scotland £9910* Whole course
Wales £9910* Whole course
International £16385* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS