Postgraduate study2016

MSc / PGDip

Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme aims to provide you with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.

MSc / PGDip

Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme aims to provide you with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.

Programme information

This programme aims to provide you with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment.

It will allow you to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology. You will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth and critical research in selected areas of interest.

Core study areas include orthopaedic biomechanics, neuromuscular function, physiology of exercise and sport, immediate and pre-hospital care of the injured athlete, research methods for sport and exercise, basic science and regenerative therapy, emerging technologies for health and wellbeing, motion analysis of human movement, developing computer models for sports biomechanics, sports injury, and a research project.

This course is delivered in connection with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), and is primarily taught at Loughborough University. The NCSEM-EM is an Olympic legacy funded project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation. The course is delivered in conjunction with The University of Nottingham with some teaching at the Queen’s Medical Centre (assistance with travel expenses between campuses in included within the course fees.)

 

Assessment

Coursework and examination, project reports and research project.

Entry qualification

An upper second class (2:1) honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

English language requirement: IELTS 7.0 or higher.

Careers and further study

Typical destinations include teaching in further and higher education, sports science support with the English Institute of Sport, working in rehabilitation and exercise therapy, working with professional sports organisations, research and PhD study.

Programme modules

Semester 1
  • Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular Function
  • Physiology of Endurance Performance
  • Immediate and Pre-Hospital Care of the Injured Athlete (continues into semester 2)*
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise*

Semester 2

  • Basic Science and Regenerative Therapy
  • Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing
  • Motion Analysis of Human Movement
  • Developing Computer Models for Sports Biomechanics
  • Clinical Sports Injury*
  • Research Project

* Modules taught at Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 4 (Premium) £11,000 £19,350

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.