MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Would you like to further your career in sport, health and exercise science? Would you like to offer sports science support to professional teams? Or does working in the field of physical activity and exercise in your community drive your ambition?

The MSc Sport, Health & Exercise Science postgraduate degree represents the academic and research interests of exercise and health scientists within the University. There is a very vibrant research culture in sport and health and our students are strongly encouraged to engage with this from the beginning of their studies. The Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Unit also has extensive National and International collaborations and has frequent academic visitors from other universities. The University of South Wales is 15th overall in the UK for world leading research in sports and exercise science.

During your studies, you will conduct supervised and independent research work at our Sports Park and at our state-of-the-art environmental, exercise physiology and body composition laboratories on Glyntaff campus.

What you will study

  • Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Sport Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • The High Performance Environment
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Professional Work Based development*
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Work and Study Placements

A higher level degree such as an MSc, MPhil or PhD is becoming increasingly essential if you want to pursue a professional and/or academic career in sport and exercise science or physical activity/nutrition related to public health or the fitness industry. During your course, youll have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement module, using the experience to further develop your vocational skills in a specific sport or exercise area. We will work with you to secure the most relevant...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time postgraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time postgraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017