MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Winchester is primarily based on a theoretical blend of sport and exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, and sport and exercise biomechanics. Additionally, it advances student knowledge and application of research methods.

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Normally a first, second-class Honours degree or professional experience in a relevant field of study (for example Sports Science, Sports Studies or other cognate subjects). Most of our students will have completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry or Health and Life Sciences.

If English is not your first language: 

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing

Degree duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Start date: September

Teaching takes place: Daytime

Location: Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs 

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man 

September 2017  Entry Full-time | £6,100
September 2017  Entry Part-time | £3,050 p/a

Total Cost | £6,100

International Students 

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,200
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,100 p/a

Total Cost | £12,200

Additional Costs 


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often availableCost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

The underpinning philosophy of this programme is to provide students with clear links between the theoretical and the practical, and to develop the necessary skills for students to work effectively in an applied sport and/or exercise science setting. This programme promotes a blend of theoretical, practical, experiential, reflective and professional approaches to sport (performance) and exercise (health).

Students have the opportunity to work with various atheletes, teams or clinical groups in an applied sport and exercise science setting.

Additional opportunities
The programme provides multiple opportunities for additional professional development through engagement with the BASES Supervised Experience programme, ISAK anthropometry training and research and consultancy opportunities with sports teams.

  • Research Methods
  • Research in Practise
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Industry Skills
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise & Health
  • Dissertation

A diverse range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, practical sessions, tutorials, e-learning and individual project supervision. All supplement the students' own independent study.

Programme Leader

A wide variety of assessment types are used. These include written assignments (including essays and case studies); presentations (including oral and poster presentations); portfolios (a flexible combination of assessment types which usually include providing evidence of acquired skills/competencies and critical reflection on personal development); projects; examinations and research proposals. Students also complete a substantial independent research project.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates go on to work in sport and/or exercise science support or performance sport support. Others enter careers in teaching, leisure, education, research and/or health.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2017. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information click here

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