Develop your knowledge of the sport and exercise sciences
The MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics provides you with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfil the initial requirements for BASES accreditation, to develop your knowledge of the sport and exercise sciences, and to increase your skills in applying such knowledge in both sporting and exercise populations
Within the past decade there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise biomechanists (e.g. 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 (BASES) has developed procedures for the accreditation of suitably experienced individuals that stipulate the possession of a relevant form of postgraduate qualification.
Understand the biomechanics of leading sporting performance
This course provides you with the knowledge of advanced biomechanical principles, theories, and practicalities, as you build towards you final research project.
Developing as an Applied Practitioner in Biomechanics
This is an opportunity to develop your skills in delivering applied consultancy in the biomechanics of sport and exercise.
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
This module 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.
Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise
You will understand areas of ergonomics research and practice where your skills as a biomechanist can be applied.
Applied Research Skills
An introduction to 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
You will learn and apply innovative and cutting-edge methods of analysis evident in biomechanics literature.
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 of your dissertation, or your portfolio of a supervised experience project.
Discover a wide range of excellent sporting facilities that support your learning
Sports injury clinic
Tudor Hale Centre for Sport
Specialist outdoor sports pitches
FA Women's High-Performance Football Centre
Learning Resource Centre
Subject specific librarians
Teaching and Assessment
Innovative teaching methods that focus on practice
Our team of principal lecturers ensure innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation.
When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.
Each module is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
In most modules you can expect lead lectures to introduce core content, but the majority of your time will be spent working in small groups with tutor support in seminars, workshops or laboratory sessions.
Many sessions will require you to have completed some preparatory work and you will also be given structured follow-up work after a session to further progress your learning, often reading or an individual/group task. As you progress through your degree you will be expected to take more and more ownership over your learning and development, directing your study into areas of most interest to you.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, portfolios, practical assessments, lab reports, and oral presentations.
Our course includes a mix of assessments, so that you may develop a wide range of transferable skills. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.
You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. Where appropriate special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.
- To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, you 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, you need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.
- To gain an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, you need to complete six modules, and a dissertation of 12,000 words or a supervised experience portfolio.
Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment with the sports industry
We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market.
Typical careers include:
- High-level performance coaching
- Personal training
- Gait analysis expert
- Sport coaching
- PhD research
"Lecturers are always available to help and answer questions and their open door policy provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere"
Course fees 2023/24
- An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.
- You will also be required to attend an interview.
If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification