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Sport Science

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Sport Science

Discover the science behind sport performance and the health benefits of physical activity and exercise.

Do you dream of working with elite athletes to help improve their performance or want a better understanding of how science can be applied to sport to improve your coaching or teaching ability? Do you want to develop your understanding of exercise as a medicine for people with health problems or want to promote the benefits of physical activity and exercise? This broad ranging course is uniquely designed to help you realise these dreams.

Drawing on 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on offering many ‘hands on’ experiences in the laboratory or the sport coaching environment. This and our research-led curriculum, covering core Sport Science topics of physiology, psychology and biomechanics, will give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in the expanding exercise and sport market. With the addition of our sport and exercise specific employability programs and placements you have the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd with a degree from one of the ‘original’ schools of sport science in the UK.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 136 from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDD
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Sports Leaders UK: Higher Sports Leadership qualifications
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • General Studies not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Human Physiology
  • Sports Sci career studies
  • Portfolio Academic skills
  • Psychomotor Behaviour
  • Principles of Strength & Cond
  • Conducting Successful research

Semester 2

  • Human Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Portfolio Academic skills
  • Anatomy for Sport Science
  • Psychomotor Behaviour
  • Physical Activity & Health
  • Practical Research Skills

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Research Methods
  • Motor Control & Learning
  • Psychology of Sport Perf
  • Sport & Exercise Physio
  • Project Proposal

Semester 2

  • Sport Nutrition
  • Applied Sport Psych
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Physiological assess skills
  • Project Proposal

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Stress & Performance (Semester 1)
  • App Sport Sci of Elite Perf (Semester 2)
  • Research Project (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

  • Research in Psychological Skil (Semester 1)
  • Personality & Ind Diffs (Semester 2)
  • Environmental Physiology (Semester 1)
  • Disability Sport & Rehab (Semester 2)
  • Exercise for Clinical Populati (Semester 1)
  • Skill Acquisition (Semester 2)
  • Biochemistry of Exercise (Semester 1)

Year 4

Compulsory Modules

  • Advance Research Skills (Semester 1)
  • Master Research Project (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

  • Performance Psychology (Semester 1)
  • Exercise Psychology (Semester 2)
  • Performance Physio (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Supervised Experience (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Effective Coach Practice (Semester 1)
  • Psychology of Effective Coachi (Semester 1)

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MSci.

Career opportunities

All postgraduate taught applicants (Home/EU /International, full-time and part-time) are eligible to Apply to become a Graduate Assistant (GA).

Graduate Assistants are paid to work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support undergraduate student learning for up to 60 hours each academic year.

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Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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