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 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent
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
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,200
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,100 p/a
Total Cost | £12,200
- 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 available. Cost: £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.
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
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.
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.