Bangor University: School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

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Bangor University
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES)








Explore Postgraduate Sport Science at Bangor
If you are looking for a Sport Science Masters degree with inspirational teaching from world-class researchers that will enhance your employability, explore your options at Bangor.

The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor is highly rated for Research Quality and student satisfaction.   All our researchers teach, leading to inspirational teaching with research-led modules and supervised experience designed to develop your applied skills and help your employability.  We offer courses from taught MSc programmes to more research-intensive MRes degrees, and our Excellence Funding gives our best applicants £1,000 fee reduction if you have a First Class honours degree (or equivalent).

  • WhatUni? Awards saw Bangor’s student accommodation (2018) and clubs and societies (2019) ranked No.1 in the UK and the University ranked top 10 is several other categories
  • 7th in the UK for ‘Student Satisfaction’ – Complete University Guide 2020
  • 5th in the UK for Sports Science Research Quality Complete University Guide 2020

Our Programmes  
We offer a range of MSc and more research intensive MRes courses including:   

For full details of all our courses down to modular level information, and to apply online, please visit our website.

Future Career and Employability
Employability is a key part of all postgraduate degrees and we have a dedicated ‘Supervised Experience’ module to give students direct experience of how their studies can be applied to the wide variety of careers they can go into with one of our degrees.

In addition, students have the opportunity to APPLY for a Graduate Assistantship – an innovative feature that allows them to put some of their learning into practice by being paid to support School activities, to help develop personal applied support skills and to enhance their CVs with direct experience to support their future employability.

Research and Facilities
All our postgraduate degrees give you the opportunity to work with our staff renowned for their expertise in three Research Groups:

In exercise rehabilitation and disease prevention, the Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Group collaborates with local NHS Boards and medical charities (eg Arthritis Care and Research). 

The Extremes Research Group works with the Ministry of Defence (eg British Army), research charities (eg Medical Expeditions) and international sports teams to investigate how the body reacts to extreme environments and conditions. 

In sport and exercise psychology, the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance collaborates with the Ministry of Defence (eg leadership), with UK Sport and individual sports (eg England and Wales Cricket Board, Rugby Football Union). 

As you’d expect, the School is well resourced to support the full range of scientific study in sport, health and exercise physiology/psychology, motor control and learning, exercise rehabilitation and motion analysis.  Facilities include:

  • exercise physiology testing and rehabilitation laboratories, equipped with an Ultrasound and Isokinetic Dynamometer;
  • environmental and hypoxia chambers – to allow testing in extreme temperature and humidity conditions and at simulated high altitudes;
  • a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner
  • motion analysis and psychomotor testing laboratories
  • psychology testing laboratories including a driving simulation and observation/interview suite;
  • cell biology and biochemistry laboratories.

Fantastic Location
Bangor also promises a stunning location set between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea; probably one of the best university locations for pursuing sport and outdoor activities.

The city itself is a small, friendly cathedral city that offers a safe and affordable place to live and free membership of all student clubs and societies offers students a wealth of experiences outside the lecture hall.

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Get in touch
If you would like more information about how you would fit into our excellent research environment please do not hesitate to contact us:

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
George Building
Holyhead Road
LL57 2PZ

Telephone      +44 (0) 1248 388256
Twitter          @SportSciBangor

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