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Sports & Exercise Medicine

The course includes lectures, practical and clinical work. It aims to present a scientific basis for the study of all aspects of sports and exercise medicine; to outline a comprehensive programme for injury prevention and treatment; to define guidelines for the scientific monitoring and training of athletes; to enable participants to prescribe training advice for different age groups; and to expose participants to a wide range of specialities relevant to sport and exercise.

Entry requirements

Those eligible to apply for this course will be well-qualified medical graduates, chartered physiotherapists (upper second-class honours degree or higher), with minimum one-year post qualification experience. Preference is given to applicants with a strong sporting background (personal involvement or recognised service provision).


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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Assessment method

A M.Sc. degree is awarded following the passing of written, oral and clinical examinations and the acceptance of a dissertation based on practical research work. Marks are allocated on the basis of 67% continuous assessment and end of year written examinations and 33% dissertation.

Application date

Closing Date: 30 June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake
Course applications to MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine are currently closed until early January to allow course restructuring planning and revised entry criteria. Anyone interested in applying for the course in 2018-19 should in the interim contact the course director/coordinator Dr Nick Mahony at for an update on likely course entry requirements and course structure

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