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Course summary

To truly understand how sport and exercise affects the body, it’s vital to take an approach rooted in medical insight. On this ground-breaking degree, you’ll investigate how movement prevents disease, nutrition influences health and physical inactivity changes our body. There are few places in the world better placed to develop your learning than the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s. Not only do we have connections to London’s many centres of sporting excellence, our course benefits from the research and teaching at one of the world’s great medical schools. Key benefits

  • Explore a broad area that covers several related disciplines including nutrition, biochemistry and psychology
  • Benefit from our extensive expertise – few institutions cover such a diverse range of human physiology research areas
  • Learn from lecturers who are world leaders in areas including skeletal, cardiac and respiratory muscle physiology, ageing, tissue regeneration, and more
  • Be the first to hear drug-related breakthroughs from our world-class bio-analytical and pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Complete research projects under the supervision of leading researchers or work with an elite organisation
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme:

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Required subjects: two subjects from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. Preferred subjects: Biology

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill
PTE Academic62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)92 overall with 23 in writing and 20 in the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with pass in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 6.5

We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band D.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences at King's College London, University of London - UCAS