The course is about the scientific analysis of how the human body moves, exercises and performs sport. It is about understanding the sciences of biomechanics, physiology and psychology to provide the theoretical knowledge and it about applying this knowledge to practical situations. Sport science is concerned with applying science to maximise the performance of an individual athlete or team, whereas exercise science is concerned with applying science to improve health and well-being through exercise. A sport scientist might design a training programme to increase a distance runners’ race speed or improve a basketball teams’ ability to increase the tempo of a game. An exercise scientist, on the other hand, might design a training programme to aid weight loss or improve muscle strength so that an individual can continue to perform daily tasks without becoming tired.
40 credits of research training
Thesis and viva-voce examination
Requirements are normally a Bachelor degree 2.1 or above (or a 2.2 with a Masters degree) in a relevant discipline. Additionally, work experience that is relevant to the chosen project may also be taken into account. Prospective students should ensure that they have arranged with referees for their references to be available as required.
English language requirements
Programmes: Art; Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; Education; History and Welsh History; Information Studies; Law (Taught LLM courses); Management and Business; Modern Languages; Welsh IELTS:6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component TOEFL:93 with minimum component scores: Listening 17, Writing 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20. Pearson PTE: 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component
English language requirement: Postgraduate Programmes (General)
Fees and funding
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