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The four-year MSci Exercise and Sport Sciences programme mirrors the BSc Exercise and Sport Science programme during the first three years, but also includes an additional fourth year during which you will be able to intensively pursue research interests you have developed during your first three years on the programme. During this final year, you will undertake a dissertation while receiving postgraduate-level instruction on research methodologies, analytical techniques, and ways of sharing your results with the wider scientific community. This will culminate in the production of a research paper suitable for publication in academic journals, and attendance of a scientific conference. These opportunities are specifically designed to provide practical experience, promote confidence, and boost CV quality—all vital for improving your chances of employability after graduation.
The programme is delivered by world-class academics and is designed to provide you with a balanced understanding of both sport and exercise sciences across a range of sub-disciplines. During the degree you will develop your knowledge of physiology, biomechanics, and psychology. You will also develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles underlying sport and exercise performance and participation.
Modules are underpinned by the research excellence and applied expertise of our staff, allowing current cutting-edge material to be shared with you. Optional modules reflect the application of scientific knowledge in a variety of populations, such as athletes, children, and the general public.
Whatever path you wish to follow after graduation, we aim to support you so that you are best placed to succeed. We promote the development of employability skills through modules in leadership and business (run by the Business School), law for non-lawyers (delivered by the Law School), physical education, and employability/career development.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - A*AA||
Excluding General Studies.
Science subject at Grade A required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD - D*DD||Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve a Grade A at A Level in a Science subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in a Science or acceptable subject area. Please also see our GCSE requirements|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB - AAAAA||Science subject at Grade A required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 - 36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 38-36 OR 766 or 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 6 in a Science subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - AAA||Science Subject at Grade A required|
GCSE Maths at grade C or 4.
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|