University of Derby: MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science

InstitutionUniversity of Derby View institution profile
Department Life Sciences
Telephone 01332 591167
Study type Taught


This course enables you to focus on the sport and exercise science discipline of your choice, so you can tailor your learning to specialise in psychology, physiology, or a mixture of both. You'll work with our teaching team of experts in sport and exercise psychology, physiology, exercise and health, strength and conditioning, biomechanics and performance analysis, and nutrition, so you’ll have access to guidance in the field of your choice. Our partnerships with Team Derby and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, for example, will provide you with the opportunity to work with athletes in a real-world setting and develop your applied skills as a practitioner. Successful completion of the course will help you to pursue a wide range of careers such as working in applied practice as a high-level sport scientist or within health sectors to promote and support healthy lifestyles.

**In the 2019 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey:**

- **94%** of our students said they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course

- **100%** of our students agreed that staff were enthusiastic about what they teach

- **100%** also agreed that staff were good at explaining things

**Your career:**

If you’re interested in pursuing a career centred on sport and exercise science, this MSc offers an excellent learning experience. You could work as an applied sport scientist with clients such as professional athletes or you could embark on broader roles in the community and health sectors where you can help encourage behaviour change and healthy lifestyles. The course also acts as a platform if you want to continue on to complete a programme of Supervised Experience with BASES, which would enable you to gain accreditation as a Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Having improved your research skills, you could think about taking your academic qualifications to the next level, by completing a doctoral programme such as a PhD. You could also consider progressing to a role in teaching.


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