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Online Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine (PgCert)

University of Glasgow
Program overview
12 months
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
5,000 GBP
Start dates
5,000 GBP
September 2020

5,000 GBP
September 2021

5,000 GBP
September 2022

Program description

Online Sport & Exercise Science & Medicine (PgCert)

The aim of this online taught postgraduate certificate in Sports Science is to provide you with an advanced, research-led program of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this program is its flexibility, enabling you to specialize in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

Why this program?

  • The University of Glasgow is ranked 1st in UK for Sports Science (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • The only MSc in Sports Science in Scotland that merges sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science within a single degree program providing a broad range of options across these disciplines.
  • Benefit from access to the expertise of the staff at the National Stadium Sports, Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park, a custom-built, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.
  • Develop and enhance your skills in literature searching and critically evaluating relevant scientific evidence; application of knowledge to novel concepts and situations; experimental design; research methods and ethics; data handling and statistics; interpretation and evaluation of experimental data; scientific writing; and oral presentations.
  • Access the state-of-the-art facilities to study performance and health aspects of sport and exercise science, from the whole body to the molecular level. These include advanced exercise laboratories, metabolic investigation suites and a molecular biochemistry lab. We are the best equipped exercise science group for laboratory facilities in Scotland, making the University of Glasgow the perfect place to study an MSc in Sports Science.
  • Network with a number of regional/national sporting bodies and a number of professional sporting clubs. There may be opportunities for internships (in place of a research project) for some students.
  • Guest lecture staff provide interactive sessions in their specialist fields.

Admission requirements

  • A degree in the sport and exercise sciences, physiotherapy, medicine, other relevant biological/biomedical sciences, or other health professions/health-related areas (at least a 2.2 Honors Degree or equivalent).
  • Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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.
  • International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website. 

Continuing studies

This program also allows doctors and physiotherapists to aid their knowledge; for science graduates, there are opportunities in rehabilitation and higher education.

It also provides an excellent basis if you wish to pursue PhD level research.

Career opportunities

The flexibility of this Program will provide you with many career opportunities. These include working in clinical exercise, health-promotion or in sports science support.

A number of our graduates are employed in senior sports science positions with national sporting bodies and professional sports clubs.

About this institute

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow

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G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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