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Exercise Physiology MSc

Programme information

This programme is designed for graduates possessing a good degree in sports science or other relevant biological sciences, and provides you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, and their implications for participation in sport and for the maintenance of good health.

This programme is available for part-time applicants who have a prearranged, confirmed placement (e.g. with the Loughborough University Sports Development Centre, Sport National Governing Body, English Institute of Sport etc).

Core study areas include physiology of endurance sport, sport and exercise nutrition, exercise and immunology, vocational skills in exercise physiology, neuromuscular function, quantitative research, current research in exercise physiology, laboratory techniques in sport and exercise physiology, and a research project where you have the opportunity to  complete a research study under the supervision of the Academic Staff which could include the areas of muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, risk factors for Chronic Diseases, exercise and appetite, immunology,  physiological response to exercise in children and disability sport.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology; such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.


Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, coursework and group work. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

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 3 £9,000 £20,500

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.


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

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.