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International/EU: £14,460 for the course
- Acquire an understanding of science and the ability to apply theory to practice in sport and exercise.
- Work towards British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation.
- Conduct independent research and gain experience as a sport or exercise science consultant.
Develop strong technical, analytical, practical and professional skills, alongside specialist skills in biomechanics and performance analysis, physiology and nutrition, strength and conditioning. We offer a first-class suite of research and teaching laboratories alongside excellent facilities offered by our partnership venue at the English Institute of Sport.
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
The course is delivered by our expert staff, many of whom support elite athletes and undertake cutting-edge research as part of their day-to-day work. Many of our staff members are accredited by professional bodies such as the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and we work collaboratively with our research centre, the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, to consult, research and teach. You benefit from this experience and these activities, as they allow us to keep course content at the cutting edge, based on our knowledge and experience of sport and exercise science research and delivery.
Course leaders and tutors
You are provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles across a range of activities as part of your course, and we help to facilitate a wide range of activities through our networks and contacts. You're encouraged to develop your own experiences to enhance your career pathway too, and you will have the opportunity to undertake the University's Leadership Award.
You have access to an academy-specific employability adviser, who supports staff formally in lectures and provides 1:1 sessions on application writing, preparation for interview, CV development and individually tailored career guidance to help you progress.
This course prepares you for a career in
- development of sport equipment
- sport science
- advisory roles for national governing bodies and the English Institute of Sport
- developing corporate wellness programmes in the health and fitness industry
- advising local authorities and local health trusts
- strength and conditioning coaching
- sport and exercise nutrition
This course is designed to meet some of the needs of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation.
Student success story
Jordan Webster studied a sport degree at Sheffield Hallam, before progressing onto a masters in sport and exercise science. Watch him talk about how it's helping his career.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
Our modules are delivered in our cutting-edge facilities to provide you with an authentic and innovative learning experience. These include
- industry-leading sport and exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories
- performance analysis suite which houses specialist analytical software
- an environmental chamber, that allows us to simulate extreme environments
- strength and conditioning suite, that contains the most up-to-date, specialist strength and conditioning equipment.
Learn more about your department
Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.
We designed this course to continue specialist studies at masters level for students who already possess a relevant first degree. You may also have an appropriate combination of other subject specific qualifications and relevant practical experience.
Normally you need one of the following
• a good first or upper second honours degree in sport or exercise science
• a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline with suitable content
• an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader)
• a qualification in science or sport or exercise science at a level lower than first degree coupled with relevant practical experience
The course leader interviews applicants with non-standard qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Measurement Techniques And Analysis||Credits: 30||
|Module: Professional Practice In Sport And Exercise Science||Credits: 30||
|Module: Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Biomechanics And Performance Analysis For Applied Sport And Exercise||Credits: 30||
|Module: Exercise And Health||Credits: 30||
|Module: Physiology And Nutrition For Sport And Exercise Performance||Credits: 30||
|Module: Science Of Strength And Conditioning||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)
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