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MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

 

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £7,800

2020/21 International fee: £14,300

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

 

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.

You will also be required to attend an interview.

Course content

This is a one-year full time (with part time routes available) programme of study designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. 

Within the past decade there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise biomechanists (eg teaching in further and higher education, World Class Support programmes). Coupled with this growth there has also been an increased need for appropriately qualified and accredited individuals to fill such positions. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences has developed procedures for the accreditation of suitably experienced individuals that stipulate the possession of a relevant form of postgraduate qualification. The MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, therefore, provides students with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfill the initial requirements for BASES accreditation, to develop their knowledge of the sport and exercise sciences and to increase their skills in applying such knowledge in both sporting and exercise populations.

 

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins

 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf (to be completed by September 2019)

Image below is for illustrative purposes only for colours. (not actual astro at Chichetster)  Line markings and surrounding layout will be different.

Blue and green astro - image of different institution to see style

110m synthetic athletics track

Strength and conditioning room

Two multi-purpose gymnasiums

Outdoor netball and tennis court

Two seminar rooms

Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology



Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts



Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used



An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab



A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

We provide performance support for elite athletes and competitive teams. We consistently perform well against the elite of university sport. A high number of our performance teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme at the elite level.

Several teams are supported with high-level coaching, training facility support and sports science analysis. Numerous local and national sports clubs links with our student sports teams provide additional high-level playing opportunities.

Indicative modules

  • Biomechanical Instrumentation - You will gain an understanding of data collection, signal processing, hardware and software provision and use for the main methods of biomechanical data collection
  • Tissues, Modelling, and Assistive Devices - covers wide-ranging applications of biomechanics research findings on areas such as muscle, tendon, ligament tissues, one/two joint muscles, muscle and joint energetics, prosthetic design, orthotic design and function, vibration training,​ in silico modelling and neuromuscular modelling
  • Applied Techniques in Biomechanics -  develop your skills in delivering applied consultancy in the biomechanics of sport and exercise
  • Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise - understand areas of ergonomics research and practice where your skills as a biomechanist can be applied
  • Researching the Sport Disciplines - an introduction to basic quantitative and qualitative methodology for biomechanics using practical and real-world examples to illustrate how we make sense of data.
  • Advanced Research Skills for Sport - learn and apply innovative and cutting-edge methods of analysis evident in biomechanics literature
  • Research Dissertation or Supervised Experience Portfolio - the credit of Master of Science is achieved by completion of either a full write-up or write-up and presentation dissertation, or a portfolio of a supervised experience

 

 

In addition, all students have the option of substituting one module for an Independent Study module.

Assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete six modules, and a dissertation of 12,000 words or a supervised experience portfolio.

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