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The MSc in Human Performance Science is delivered by staff internationally recognised for their involvement in sports practice and their contributions to research and teaching. The course is aligned to the personal accreditation requirements of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) and empowers students to develop a specialist area of knowledge within the sport and exercise sector.
Alongside five core modules, you will also choose to study one of the following 40-credit specialist pathways: Environmental Sports Science; Applied Biomechanics; Coaching; Nutrition or Human Performance Science - a generic pathway built from modules across all specialist areas.
We will provide you with a vocationally relevant period of training, supported by industry links, which include British Cycling, the Altitude Centre and Lanserhof at the Arts Clubs to develop you to go on to succeed in areas such as elite sport, sport and exercise medicine or societal health and wellbeing.
The course has both core and specialist pathway modules. The core modules are central to Human Performance and Professional Development. We use an array of assessment methods throughout the course, including case studies, laboratory reports, oral presentations and practical demonstrations.
All Modules are equally weighted (20 credits) other than the Research Project module (60 credits).
After graduating with an MSc in Human Performance Science you can expect to work in areas such as elite performance and sport, sport development and coaching, applied human movement research and clinical health, fitness and exercise.
We empower students to shape their development and enhance their career prospects through tailored assessments, vocational placements, and tutored career development as well as by providing evidence-based teaching by internationally excellent research staff.
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This course is aligned to the personal accreditation requirements of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES). At present, BASES do not accredit Master’s programmes; however our course does have strong links with industry partners, and students have the opportunity to carry out placements and develop professional development with these partners.
This course requires students to study a Professional Development module, which requires students to show development in three of four areas. One of these areas is applying knowledge by engaging in supervised experience. If students decide to develop this area, they would be expected to gain relevant work experience within a professional environment relevant to their chosen pathway.
The Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC) has access to sophisticated equipment which enhances research activities, and is where some of your classes will take place. You can take a virtual tour below.
You'll have access to a range of sports facilities and equipment, including a fully equipped fitness suite with SMART Centre Technology, a Functional Training Zone, Free Weights Room and Sports Hall.
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All modules, except Research Project, will be delivered over 12 weeks and carry 200 notional hours of study and practical/professional experience. Class contact time is typically 12 hours per week plus individual tutorial and independent study.
The course involves a range of traditional and contemporary approaches that are based on accepted pedagogical research. Activities vary based on the module aims and learning outcomes. Theoretical modules will offer students the opportunity to develop and advance their understanding through a blend of keynote lectures, tutorials, group work, flipped learning, action- and problem-based learning activities. Modules which are laboratory based will predominantly use approaches that engage students through structured laboratory demonstrations, group work, role play and problem-based learning.
You will be allocated a named academic tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your academic tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support. Your academic tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
The normal entry requirement for students will be a minimum Lower Second Class degree in Sport and Exercise Science or related discipline. Students must have degree level knowledge of Research Methods.
Consideration will be given to non-standard academic entry and will be dependent upon relevant work experience and professional qualifications. Entry via this route will be by interview only
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.
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