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Sports Biomechanics MSc

Programme information

This well-established programme provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of sports biomechanics, ranging from experimental equipment requirements and use through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems.

Work consists of hands-on laboratory and field techniques, theoretical modelling and computer simulation of human movement, as well as critical analysis, discussion and presentation of reesearch projects.

All academic staff involved with this programme are active researchers in various aspects of sports biomechanics spanning gymnastics, athletics, martial arts, racket sports and cricket, and bring examples and insights to the modules.

You will have the opportunity to use our biomechanics laboratory, which includes equipment such as Vicon motion analysis systems, force plates, EMG, dynamometer, together with software for simulation and inertia modelling.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science with a strong biomechanics component, engineering, mathematics, physics or similar field. 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.