St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This master's programme will allow you to further your understanding of advanced biomechanical principles, whilst also develop the practical and professional skills required for a successful career as an applied practitioner or researcher.

Why study Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics?

Through gaining a deep understanding of concepts such as three-dimensional modelling, coordination and movement variability and contemporary topics, and the ability to use a range of equipment such as a 14-camera Vicon motion capture system, isokinetic dynamometers, electromyography and force platforms, you will gain extensive experience of a wide-range of investigations.

Traditionally biomechanists have typically worked in clinical and exercise settings, focusing on movement analysis for injury prevention and rehabilitation or in a research context. However, due to recent technological advances, there has been exciting growth in the field, with a particular rise seen in the role of Biomechanists when testing and monitoring athletes within elite sport. This programme will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your ability to work in all three sectors.

Key facts

* Deep understanding on three-dimensional modelling, coordination, movement variability and more contemporary topics

* Excellent sport facilities including three human performance laboratories

* Focus on the practical application of skills across sport, exercise and research sectors

* Wide range of careers within the testing and monitoring of athletes, sports teams, and more.

Assessment methods

A wide variety of assessment modes are employed including critical essays, laboratory reports, practical examinations, vlogs and presentations. The programme can be completed in a year if studied full-time. Part-time students can complete the degree in two years. This degree can be studied as an MSc, PGDip or PGCert.

Career opportunities

This degree builds on the strengths of our Sport and Exercise Science programme and reflects the demand for applied sport and exercise scientists in today?s marketplace. The course of study is suitable for sport and exercise practitioners, teachers, and recent graduates and provides the opportunity to study applied aspects of sport and exercise biomechanics.

As you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to multiple contexts throughout the programme, a wide-range of career options will be available to you in sport, exercise and academic settings on completion of the MSc. These include, but are not limited to, the testing and monitoring of athletes/sports teams, clinical or commercial human movement assessment, as well as research in Higher Education institutions or cutting-edge technology development for private companies.

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-14. 2020-SEP-14.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,650 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in sport science, exercise science, strength and conditioning science, physical education, sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy or a related field.
  • International entry requirements: A 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in sport science, exercise science, strength and conditioning science, physical education, sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy or a related field. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6