Degree and experience
You will normally require a first degree, minimum 2:1, in sport and exercise science, or a relevant science-based degree such as medicine, biomedical sciences, physiology, biological science, or health science. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be accepted.
If you do not have the minimum qualifications you may be considered if you can demonstrate appropriate background and foundation knowledge by other means. In these circumstances you may be interviewed so we can evidence:
- sustained and substantial work in a field cognate to the degree at an appropriate level
- your ability to undertake, write up and present at honours level research study
- an appropriate level of understanding of research methods
- your ability for effective independent study and effective communication.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of having achieved at least a 6.5 IELTS score with 6.5 in the written test.
Claims for recognition of prior learning will also be considered; both prior experiential learning and prior certificated learning.
All UK applicants, and where practical overseas applicants, will be invited to an informal discussion about the course.
Students returning to academia after a break of five years or more, will be asked to meet the course leader shortly after acceptance of an unconditional offer. This session will be used to formulate an individual support plan and receive directions for further readings, such as recently published materials in the field of sport and exercise science and masters level study skills.