The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2019. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Offers will be made by the Admissions Tutor based on a balanced judgement of the candidate’s ability to complete the programme of study and to benefit from Masters degree level study. The criteria may include:
Degree and experience
A good honours degree (normally minimum 2:1 classification) in sport and exercise science, or a relevant science-based degree such as medicine, biomedical sciences, physiology, biological science, or health science. The degree may contain a human physiology component, and should contain a research training component.
Applicants without the minimum qualifications may also be considered, providing they can demonstrate they have the appropriate background and foundation knowledge by other means. In such circumstances, candidates may be interviewed, and evidence will be sought concerning:
- sustained and substantial work in a field cognate to the degree at an appropriate level
- the ability to undertake, write up and present an honours level research study
- an appropriate level understanding of research methods and human physiology
- the ability to study independently and effectively and to communicate effectively.
Claims for recognition of prior learning will also be considered (both prior experiential learning and prior certificated learning).
A first statement from the Higher Education Institution and a second statement from the Higher Education Institution or an Employer that the student is prepared for, and will benefit from Masters study
For non-native speakers of English
Students with a first language other than English as their first language must have proven competence in written and spoken English and will be required to have an IELTS average score of at least 6.5 to include 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other elements.
- All UK applicants will be invited to attend a more informal discussion about the course. This approach will also be applied to overseas applicants where practical.
- Students returning to academia after a long break (>5 years) will be requested to meet the course leader before an offer can be made to assess whether the candidate meets the demand of the course. They will also be requested to meet the course leader if an unconditional offer is made and accepted, to formulate an individual support plan, and receive directions for further readings (recently published materials in the field of sport and exercise physiology, research in sport and exercise physiology, and study skills for M-level).