Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

3 to 5 years part-time distance learning, starting in September 2019

You can apply for this course from September 2018.

This is a specialist academic and clinical online masters course, exclusively for doctors.

You may be managing recreational and elite athletes already or be looking to deepen your knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, so that you can better assess, treat and advise your patients in your practice.

By studying this course, you will develop the in-depth knowledge and clinical skills you need to provide both primary and specialist sport and exercise medicine care.

We are one of just a few universities offering this type of course part-time and through distance learning. You will have the convenience of being able to complete your studies while remaining in clinical practice.

By taking part, you will benefit from:

  • highly interactive, flexible online learning and clinical teaching
  • residential teaching weeks to support your practical and clinical examination training
  • an online network of sport and exercise medicine and sports physiotherapy clinicians
  • access to experienced clinical specialists in the field to provide professional development support
  • a problem-solving and reflective approach to sport and exercise medicine

This is a recognised qualification for indemnity insurance. Many jobs as a team doctor require this type of qualification.

You can look forward to working with our highly experienced sports medicine and sports physiotherapy team, who between them have worked with an impressive range of clients. Our team have worked at a number of high profile sporting events, including the:

  • Olympic Games
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Paralympic World Cup
  • World University Games

Graduate prospects

By the end of the course, you will be qualified to work with athletes and sports teams at the highest level. You will also be better equipped to assess, treat and advise patients in relation to musculoskeletal injuries, and to advise patients about the health benefits of exercise more generally.

Course structure

This course lasts 3 to 5 years. It starts in September 2019 and ends in 2023. Students typically take 4 years to complete this course.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Induction

Online induction starts on 9 September 2019.

The induction event at the University of Bath will take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September 2019.

Year 2 Clinical Residential Week

Attendance at the January 2021 (exact date to be confirmed) residential week is compulsory.

View budgeting information for residential events

Optional course units

This course includes an optional residential week.

Year 1 Sports Science Residential Week

Attendance at the Monday 27 to Friday 31 January 2020 residential week is optional.

View budgeting information for residential events

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Online resources
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Assessment

  • Clinical examination
  • Dissertation (MSc route only)
  • Essay
  • Online assessment
  • Online web-forum contributions
  • Oral assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Presentations
  • Residential

Professional accreditations

This course is recognised by professional bodies.


Photo of Ronjan Bhattacharya
‘Studying the course at Bath will also help you meet colleagues from different specialties, regions and countries. I've made some great friends on the course.’
Ronjan Bhattacharya MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine (2019)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

British qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor with full unrestricted registration with the General Medical Council.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor with full unrestricted registration with the General Medical Council in the UK or your country’s relevant body.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Australian qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Irish qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor registered with the Medical Council.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Malaysian qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor registered with the Malaysian Medical Council.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Nigerian qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and have a Certificate of Annual Practicing Licence.

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Swedish qualifications

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor registered with the Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare).

You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

Current and ex-service personnel from the Ministry of Defence can apply for a discount for this course through the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC).

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Residential week tuition is included in your course fees, however accommodation, food and travel costs are not included. Accommodation is not available on the University campus so we recommend you book accommodation in Bath city centre. You may also need to budget for accommodation whilst taking your clinical exams which are held on the University of Bath campus.

You may need to budget for a pre-hospital emergency care certificate if you do not currently have one. In conjunction with the Rugby Football Union, we run a one-day Pre-hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) level 2 course on campus following the residential week in January which costs around £200.

Application information


  • Course title
    Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Distance learning, part-time
  • Course code
    THHL-ADM10
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 July 2019
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2019
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Course enquiries


Apply for 2019 entry

Apply now