Sports and Exercise Medicine at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Whether you've studied medicine, physiotherapy or have a strong clinical background in musculoskeletal health (MSK), Sports and Exercise Medicine will allow you to specialise in managing sports injuries and illnesses, exploring the relationship between exercise and health, and get real life experience in the field. At Nottingham you'll learn anatomy through prosection in our dedicated dissection room. You will also have practical teaching to help you assess and identify sporting injuries and illnesses in a clinical setting, as well as taking an evidence based approach to sports injury management. You'll also have the chance to learn about the public health aspect of physical activity and have the opportunity to complete your own research project. We want you to be able to go where you want to in your career, and we'll help you get there with placements at real sporting events throughout you time with us and gain first-hand experience from consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine doctors and physiotherapists.


You'll study a series of core modules, which will provide you with knowledge and skills in sports medicine, epidemiology, the relationship between physical activity and health, and the management of sports injuries and illnesses. You'll also learn the science that underpins the practice of sports and exercise medicine, together with the pitch-side skills of resuscitation and immediate care, and research skills. Study takes place over three semesters, autumn, spring, and summer. Typically taught modules are delivered in the autumn and spring semesters with the summer used for the research project, though this is dependent on your mode of study. MSc students will take all of the compulsory modules and choose from one of the optional modules for a total of 180 credits. Students taking the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) cover the same modules but do not take the Project and Dissertation module, for a total of 120 credits. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Work will be assessed by a number of methods including both written and practical examinations, oral presentations, essays, reflective portfolio as well as the dissertation.

Entry requirements

2.1 degree (or international equivalent) in physiotherapy, sports therapy or related subject or pass on a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (BMBS, MBBS or other medical degrees where no classification is awarded at standard); English language requirements: IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

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