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MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology


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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

1 Year or 2/3 Years Full & Part Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.
You will also be required to attend an interview.

  • To gain a Postgraduate Certificate, students need to complete three taught module requirements.
  • To gain a Postgraduate diploma, students need to complete six taught module requirements.
  • To gain an MSc, students need to complete six taught module requirements and a research dissertation or supervised portfolio.
  • You will also be required to attend an interview


2021/22 UK fee: £7,900

2021/22 International fee: £14,900

University of Chichester alumni receive a 20% fee discount for 2021 entry.

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

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Course content

This programme ​has a strong focus on the development of skills for practical application in both sporting and exercise populations and provides you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge base of the physiological and metabolic demands of exercise and physical training. In addition, it allows you to enhance and strengthen your practical skills in exercise physiology measurements and research methods as well as developing your professional qualities.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology provides you with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfill the initial requirements for accreditation by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

You can request a postgraduate prospectus here.


This course starts in September


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.


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)

A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.

  • 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

The experience and skills gained during your MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology allows you to start a career in many areas of sport, exercise and health. Students have gone on to work in the health care sector, national governing bodies for sports, sports related industry, private sports clubs and fitness centres, teaching in Further and Higher Education or continued to pursue a PhD in a related field. 

Indicative modules

You are required to complete four Exercise Physiology modules plus two modules in Research Methods and Statistics and a research dissertation or experience portfolio. 

  • ​Muscle Physiology for Sport, Exercise and Nutrition - You will advance your in-depth understanding of the structure, function and adaptability of human skeletal muscle with additional application to nutritional and training strategies to improve exercise performance
  • Applied Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition - This is a hands-on module that advances the skills required to undertake physiological assessments linked to client population requirements
  • Professional Skills and Practice in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition - You will address the application of physiological and nutrition-based knowledge within differing environmental settings, often of a challenging nature such as high-performance athletes, military personnel, emergency services and heavy industry
  • Whole Body Metabolism: Measurement and Application in Exercise Physiology - This module will address the application of whole-body metabolism to a variety of contexts within sport and exercise physiology ranging from elite sporting performance to clinical settings
  • Research Methods for Exercise and Public Health - This is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative methodology for physiology using practical and real-world examples to illustrate how we make sense of data
  • Planning your Research Dissertation / Supervised Experience Portfolio - The module will support you with the development of the research aim and essential issues of preparation to undertake a Research Dissertation or Supervised Experience Portfolio
  • 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


You can request a postgraduate prospectus here.

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