Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (Strength and Conditioning) MSc

This course is in clearing with spaces available


Course options

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  • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (Strength and Conditioning), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10320 Per year
  • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (Strength and Conditioning), home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1720 Per 30 Credit Module
  • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (Strength and Conditioning), international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 Per year

Course modules

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The Theory of Strength and Conditioning

Applied Practice of Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise Work-Based Learning (Mental Wealth)

Applying Research Skills

Scientific Basis of Strength and Conditioning

Research Project (30 credits)

Sport Research Project (60 credits)

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

Your master's degree will provide several career opportunities.  From the knowledge, skills, and experience developed during the course, previous students have achieved strength and conditioning positions with professional sports teams, including Premiership football clubs, university sports teams in the USA, and other industrial places.

The course has been designed to cover the content of external body qualifications such as the UKSCA and NSCA making the preparation for these external certifications a natural progression.

Previous students have also built and developed successful personal training companies working with recreational to elite sportspeople.

Additionally, students have continued their education further, applying for PhD and research positions.

Students will develop their skills and knowledge in a directly applied context, further supported by industry experience through the placement module. This will ensure that students are 'employment ready' in their knowledge, skills, and experience. The strong industry experience and contacts of our staff team also mean that students will be well-connected to potential jobs as they arise.

In addition, students will be encouraged to make full use of the range of employability resources available through the Careers Centre and LinkedIn Learning.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Dzaflo Larkai throwing a basketball
The course was an eye-opener for me. I’d had strength and conditioning as part of my life as an athlete but I learned so much more on the course that really would have helped me with my career.
Dzaflo Larkai

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

You will learn the theoretical of strength and conditioning which will include the development of muscular force, the use of technology to measure performance, athlete profiling and the design of annual training programmes.

This will be applied in subsequent modules where the knowledge will be applied to create effect training programmes including the development of lifting techniques, and development of shorter-term training programmes.

This knowledge, skills and application will then be put into practice via a work placement focusing upon strength and conditioning practices.  By the end of this students will have followed a theory to applied to practice model, which would enhance their employment opportunities.

Additionally, a key focus of the course is researching within strength and conditioning.  The research skill module will lead into a double credit project module, which will allow you explore deeply your project area and develop individual researching skills and practice.

How you'll learn

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an academic advisor, or module leaders.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).  

How you will be assessed

This programme will consist of six modules (180 credits) over the course of 12 months/three terms.

All modules are individual (30 credits) except the independent research project which is a double module (60 credits).  

Students work on a theory-to-practice teaching strategy.  Initially, students are taken through a theoretical underpinning knowledge of strength and conditioning, and research methods, followed by practical application of the theory, before beginning the process of application by a research project and applied work-based placement.

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable.  There is a diverse range of assessment methods that include essays, presentations, case studies, professional development, reflective work, and practical activities. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD