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Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health(MSc)

Liverpool Hope University
Program overview
12-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
October 2022

October 2023

October 2024
Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health(MSc)

Program description

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health(MSc)

The MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health based at the Liverpool Hope University is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of sports and exercise medicine, principles of musculoskeletal injury management and rehabilitation, the vital role of physical activity in promoting health and prevention of musculoskeletal and chronic disease, and fundamental aspects of exercise physiology linked to clinical conditions. This will develop students’ future career potential in many areas including elite sports, sports and musculoskeletal clinics, exercise medicine and exercise prescription services, public health, and NHS services.

The MSc program is underpinned by a strong emphasis on improving health through exercise combined with the assessment and evidence-based management of sports and musculoskeletal injury. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures and practical sessions utilising well-equipped facilities within the School of Health Sciences including exercise physiology, biomechanics and sport performance labs, dedicated clinical teaching areas, on-site Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic (PSRC), gym, and strength and conditioning suite.

This program will provide a good scientific foundation for students who are academically motivated to continue with further education and proceed on to study towards MPhil and PhD.

Admission requirements

This MSc is open to both non-medical and medical graduates with an appropriate background who wish to achieve a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries and exercise medicine, are planning a career in the field, or wish to develop the skills necessary for further research. Applicants are expected to have a degree in Sport Rehabilitation, Sport Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Medicine, or other Health Professions/health-related areas. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry criteria

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. Successful applicants will also be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All suitable applicants will be interviewed.

International Entry Requirements

An IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent qualification) is required for students who do not have English as their first language.

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. Successful applicants will also be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All suitable applicants will be interviewed.

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

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Program content

Curriculum overview

  • Functional Sports and Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanical techniques in human health and performance
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Sports Injuries (Lower Limb, Upper Limb, Head, Neck and Spine)
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation/report (all MSc students are required to complete an independent research project, which concludes in a dissertation, an oral examination and a presentation)

Please note this curriculum overview is indicative as the information is published a long time in advance of 2021 enrolment and therefore content is subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • Total tuition fee for local/EU students is £8,850.
  • Tuition fee for International/Non-EU students is £11,400.


The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular program involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component.

Career opportunities

This program will provide graduates with more profound understanding into the key areas of sports injury prevention and management, health and physical activity and exercise physiology. Graduates will gain a valuable insight for prescribing exercise safely for a range of special populations, injuries, medical conditions, and chronic diseases. This will prepare them for potential work in many areas including elite sports medicine, professional sport clubs, private musculoskeletal clinics, exercise medicine and health promotion services, and the NHS. Students have unrivalled access to guest speakers, all experts in their own field locally, nationally and internationally for career advice and potential opportunities.

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Liverpool Hope University

With a history extending 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. The University places emphasis on bringing together research excellence and top-quality teaching. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop...

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Why study at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future.

With a history extending over 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The city of Liverpool is a wonderful place to study. With a rich culture and heritage and an International airport on the doorstep, why study anywhere else?

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Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park Campus
L16 9JD Liverpool
United Kingdom

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