Sport and Exercise Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS

Course options

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

Course summary

Are you passionate about Sport and Exercise Medicine? This flexible Masters course is designed to offer medical doctors, physiotherapists, sport therapists, podiatry or osteopathy healthcare professionals a unique and practitioner-led education in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM). With this Masters, you will be able to apply what you learn to any physical activity, exercise or sporting event that requires qualified SEM cover, with immediate effect. Indeed, there is currently a rapidly growing expectation amongst professional sports clubs that healthcare professionals working in professional sport will have undergone structured training programmes to a Masters level. Your course will feature three of the UK’s consultants in SEM and a number of the UK’s leading physiotherapists in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine and elite sport. As the course is based in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, you will also have the opportunity to learn from country-leading sports & exercise scientists. As an added bonus, being based in Yorkshire means you will have access to a range of fantastic professional sports teams and MSK services. Suitable for full-time or part-time study, this course comprises a mixture of face-to-face learning, placements in clinics and leading sports clubs, alongside online learning, providing a course that’s suitable for applicants in full-time employment as well as those looking to study full time. You will join a small, student-focused cohort of 15-20 healthcare practitioners, offering you the opportunity to network and learn from peers alongside strong tutor support and senior clinician mentorship. This course provides you with the unique ability to learn and work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists and sports therapists, just as you would in an elite sports setting. For doctors, SEM is now a recognised training route by the General Medical Council for clinicians. A key deliverable in new government strategies has meant demand for SEM training has increased. with Portfolio doctors and those wishing to work with an extended role in MSK medicine or SEM can now gain formal training through courses such as this MSc in SEM. Course highlights

  • Strong emphasis on the development of technical skills necessary for SEM practice.
  • Hands-on training in clinics and pitch-side experience in professional sport (organised around your diary).
  • Access to brand new sports facilities and labs.
  • Two fixed mandatory teaching days a month on campus (commensurate with NHS study leave allowances), with additional flexible teaching activities, tutor meetings and placements scheduled around this.
  • Chance to study a SEM topic in depth for the research project with the opportunity to disseminate the findings at conferences and/or in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Allocated SEM mentors to support not only your MSc study but also to provide careers advice and mentorship.
  • Extensive employment opportunities subsequently exist within: NHS MSK, private sports medicine clinics and sports clubs.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first honours degree or at least a UK upper second class or equivalent. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate significant relevant experience and clear potential for benefiting from the programme, for example: •Doctors (GMC registered) •Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) •Sports therapists or Sports trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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

Fees are listed on our website:

Sponsorship information

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Sport and Exercise Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS