University of Glasgow

Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine [MSc/PgDip/PgCert: online distance learning]

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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This is the only MSc in Sports Science in Scotland that merges Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport and Exercise Science within a single degree programme providing a broad range of options across these disciplines. You will 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. We have exciting scholarship opportunities, find out more You will 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. The University has 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. The University has close links 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. You will have access to a number of guest lecture staff providing interactive sessions in their specialist fields.

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University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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5.0 25/05/2019
About the course: The University of Glasgow is amazing and I had one of the best experiences of my life.Those were my happiest years of life. I enjoyed it to the max. I have a nice time in all.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 23/05/2019
About the course: There is always plenty going on boat club and psychology society. I am so much closer to the nightlife being in the flat. It was a great experience
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Christian Chapman-Bird
4.5 22/05/2019
About the course: I would highly recommend this to the people and I am very blessed that I have chosen this university for myself. it's been great expereince
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Science

Course programme

The course will involve online lectures, seminars and tutorials and during a residential week at the end of year 1 you will take part in lab classes. You will also take part in journal clubs, presentations and self-directed learning. The programme is made up of 60 compulsary credits and 3 x 20 credit options (X,Y and Z) plus a research project (60 credits).

Core Courses

Evidence Based Medicine (20 credits)

Medical Statistics (10 credits)

Physiological Exercise Testing 1 - Aerobics Fitness and Physical Activity (10 credits)

Physiological Exercise Testing 2 - Strength, power and intensity domains (10 credits)

Human physiological & metabolic assessment (10 credits)

Optional Courses

Choose one X option, one Y option and one Z option:

Option courses - X

Physical activity and health: public health, policy & behaviour changes

Sports injuries: scientific basis of preventation and rehabilitation

Clinical Sports Injuries (also involves a short residential period at the end of year 2)

Option courses - Y

Physical activity and health: biological mechanisms

Ergogenic Aids for Exercise Performance

Sport and Exercise Medicine in Practice

Option courses - Z

Cellular and molecular exercise physiology

The world class athlete: nature, nurture and maximising performance

Exercise in clinical populations

Dissertation/research project

Additional information

Students will complete the full MSc over a period of 3 years. They will undertake the courses in the core section in Year 1 and complete one X, one Y and one Z option from the options section below in Year 2. In Year 3 they will undertake their research project.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine online programme will involve a residential week in Glasgow in Year 1 to acquire the practical skills required for the three lab courses (Physiological & Exercise Testing 1 - Aerobic Fitness and Physical Activity, Physiological & Exercise Testing 2 -...

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