Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning at University of Glasgow - UCAS

University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning (Taught)

Course summary

The aim of this online taught MSc in Sports Science is to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, enabling you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic & experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • This is the only MSc in Sports Science in Scotland that merges Sport & Exercise Medicine Sport & Exercise Science within a single degree programme, providing a broad range of options across these disciplines.
  • Benefit from access to the expertise of staff at the National Stadium Sports Health & Injury Clinic at Hampden Park, a custom-built, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.
  • You will develop and enhance your skills in: searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to study performance and health aspects of Sport & Exercise Science, from the whole body to the molecular level. These include advanced exercise laboratories, metabolic investigation suites and a molecular biochemistry lab. We are the best equipped exercise science group for laboratory facilities in Scotland, making the University of Glasgow the perfect place to study an MSc in Sports Science.
  • You will have the chance to network with a number of regional/national sporting bodies and a number of professional sporting clubs. There may be opportunities for internships (in place of a research project) for some students.
  • Guest lecture staff provide interactive sessions in their specialist fields.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The course will involve online lectures, seminars and tutorials and during a residential week at the end of year 1 you will take part in lab classes. You will also take part in journal clubs, presentations and self-directed learning. The programme is made up of 60 compulsory credits and 3 x 20 credit options (X, Y and Z) plus a research project (60 credits). Core Courses EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH IN MEDICINE (20 credits) MEDICAL STATISTICS (10 credits) PHYSIOLOGICAL & EXERCISE TESTING - AEROBIC FITNESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (10 credits) PHYSIOLOGICAL & EXERCISE TESTING - STRENGTH, POWER AND INTENSITY DOMAINS (10 credits) HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL & METABOLIC ASSESSMENT (10 credits) Optional Courses Choose one X option, one Y option and one Z option: Option Courses: X EXERCISE IN CLINICAL POPULATIONS The World Class Athlete SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE IN PRACTICE Option Courses: Y PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH: BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS SPORTS INJURIES FOR DOCTORS & PHYSIOTHERAPISTS SPORTS INJURIES: SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION Option courses: Z PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH: PUBLIC HEALTH, POLICY AND BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE ERGOGENIC AIDS FOR EXERCISE PERFORMANCE MSC SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE & MEDICINE - DISSERTATION Why study online? Flexible learning can be done at any time to fit in with other commitments. Speak to us about flexible learning options. Most communication is via discussion boards or Microsoft Teams so you can reply at a time that suits you, fitting in with time zones and work commitments. We record live sessions in case you can’t make it. Your learning can be accessed on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone via the internet. Find out more about the remote resources available at Glasgow Anywhere. We provide software to assist you, such as Office 365. Your MVLS Digital Education Team provides support

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

A degree in the sport and exercise sciences, physiotherapy, medicine, other relevant biological/biomedical sciences, or other health professions/health-related areas (at least a 2.2 Honours Degree or equivalent). Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning at University of Glasgow - UCAS