Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Sport and Exercise Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Advance your expertise in sport and exercise science and boost your employment prospects in this competitive field. This course is designed to meet the professional standards set by industry governing organisation, the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Enhance your awareness of the professional issues and research applications within health, exercise and sport
  • Engage with consultancy and research projects and work with elite-level athletes
  • Upgrade your knowledge of physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology
  • Gain experience through an independent project related to your specific interests
Exciting placement opportunities will help to further refine your knowledge, enhance your skills and boost your CV. Previous students have secured placements with Leeds United, Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos and SportsAid, a UK charity helping the next generation of sports stars achieve their potential. Much of our outstanding and pioneering research feeds directly into our taught modules providing the opportunity for you to develop the professional skills and expertise in the area of sport and exercise science. Why study Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Designed to meet professional standards set by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Work alongside experienced lecturers and elite athletes to gain a comprehensive understanding of the field
  • Take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games


Core Modules:

  • Research Process
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Independent Study
You must also select two modules from the core disciplines listed below:
  • Measurement Techniques in Biomechanics (Biomechanics)
  • Biomechanics of Human Gait (Biomechanics)
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Sports Physiology (Physiology)
  • Mechanisms of Adaptation to Exercise Training (Physiology)
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (Psychology)
  • Psychology of Exercise & Health (Psychology)
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition (Nutrition)
  • Ergogenic Practices & Nutritional Manipulation in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (Nutrition)
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sport and exercise science, physical sciences, engineering, physics, biomechanics, physiotherapy, physical education, human physiology, biochemistry, dietetics, nutrition, medicine or sports therapy, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS