Investigate the science of human movement with our practical biomechanics master’s
Explore mechanical principles that underpin human movement to improve performance and understand injury mechanisms in sport and exercise with our hands-on biomechanics master’s. You will develop in-depth knowledge and practical skills such as:
- coordination and movement variability
- three-dimensional modelling (e.g. Visual 3D, OpenSim, FreeBody)
- laboratory testing (e.g. Vicon motion capture system, Cybex dynamometers, Delsys electromyography, Kistler force platforms)
- field-based assessments (e.g. XSens and Blue Trident IMUs, Theia Markerless motion capture and Catapult GPS),
Designed according to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
We designed course content according to competencies laid out by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Therefore, our postgraduate biomechanics degree is the perfect stepping-stone into the sport, exercise, and research industries.
Dr Alexandra Atack
Course Lead - Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics MSc, PGDip, PGCert
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The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
A 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in sport science, exercise science, strength and conditioning science, physical education, sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy or a related field.
Additional requirement information
Students will be considered with other appropriate qualifications or experience that is deemed equivalent. Applicants should normally be able to demonstrate a background in research methods or a related discipline.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
A wide variety of assessment modes are employed including critical essays, laboratory reports, practical examinations, vlogs and presentations. No formal written examinations are included, however, students will be required to complete an independent data analysis task as part of ‘Advanced Biomechanics Principles’ and oral examinations are employed within some modules.
Modules are taught two or three hours per week in addition to an intensive teaching week at the start of Semester one. 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. You will need to accrue 180 credits to qualify for the MSc, 120 credits for the PGDip and 60 credits for the PGCert. All modules have a credit value of 20, except for the research project which has a credit value of 60.
With our online biomechanics master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as strategy, communication, and attention to detail.
You could establish a career within:
- the testing and monitoring of athletes and sports teams
- technology development
Our graduates have secured positions in institutions such as:
- Lawn Tennis Association
- Fulham FC
- Muov Tilt Bikes
- Health Research Institute
- University of Northern British Columbia and University Campus of Football Business
- Nuffield Health.
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.