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Sport and Exercise Science Masters

Sport & Exercise Medicine Masters- MSc/PgD/PgC


Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Cyncoed Campus

Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences

Course Length:
One to two years full-time.
Two-four years part-time.

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RCGP Accredited

Course Overview

This unique RCGP accredited postgraduate programme seeks to educate medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths in the field of sport and exercise medicine. During the programme you will be lectured by highly qualified experts in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science on the latest academic and practical developments in the field. The postgraduate programme provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge across sport and exercise medicine and the necessary skills to apply theory into practice. 

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached. 

​Course Content​​

The programme provides doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths interested in sport and exercise medicine with:

  • The necessary scientific background knowledge to appreciate the issues arising in the field of sport and exercise medicine.
  • Up-to-date training in modern methods of diagnosing and treating sports injuries, including emergency care.
  • The necessary skills and knowledge to provide advice on the prevention of sports injuries.
  • An introduction to research appropriate to the field of sport and exercise medicine.
  • Opportunities to learn about the theory and application of sport and exercise science in a sporting context
  • The opportunity to build upon previous research experience.
  • An opportunity to undertake a piece of discipline related research activity as exemplified by the dissertation project.
  • The full time course will include attachments to sporting teams for the student to gain experience and insight into working within a multidisciplinary team in a high-level sporting environment.

Both the full and part time programmes follow a modular framework; the five core modules, which will be taught during the residential phases are listed below with additional information for each viewed in the PDF:

  • SSP7057 – Sports Injuries and Clinical Methods

  • SSP7058 – Sport and Exercise Medicine I

  • SSP7054 – Fundamentals in Sport and Exercise Science

  • SSP7055 – Sport and Exercise Medicine II

  • SSP7058 – Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sport and Exercise Medicine Descriptors (PDF)


Students successfully progressing through the taught course onto MSc will be expected to conduct an original piece of research (6,500 – 8,000 words or equivalent) on an aspect of applied sport and exercise medicine. They will be assigned a tutor to support them in their research.​

Learning & Teaching​

Teaching and learning methods will include workshops, lectures, clinical assessments, student presentations and individual study. Clinical skills will be taught in small groups with students required to participate as patients, examiners and examinees. Students will be able to access remotely all lectures via a virtual learning environment; internet and online search facilities can be accessed via the university learning resources web page.

Participation in a clinical placement in sport an​d exercise medicine environment/sports injuries clinic; delivery from a wide range of professionals involved in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science, and the opportunity to work with fellow professionals who are involved in supporting elite performers at national and international level will also be offered as part of the programme.

The personnel on the management, teaching and examining teams combine their experience and academic knowledge to offer the most up to date information in the area of Sport and Exercise Medicine.  The course was recently commended for its extensive use of highly qualified practitioners involved in the delivery of the programme and for its innovative management structure:

Dr Lee Herrington (External Examiner)

Dr Isabel Moore (Lecturer)

Dr Dan Roiz de Sa (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Dr David Pugh (Honorary)

Dr Geoff Davies (Lecturer)

Donna Saunderson-Hull (Lecturer)

David Weeks (Lecturer)

Andy Kelly (Lecturer)

Dr Mark Ridgewell (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Dr Nick Travaglia (Honorary)

Lt Col Gareth Thomas (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Lt Col (Rtd) Jonathan Houghton (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Mr Prabhat Mathema (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Mr Angus Robertson (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Melanie Golding (Programme Manager)




All modules will be assessed by coursework and the clinical attachment will be assessed by a viva voce examination. Clinical competence will be assessed via an objective structured clinical experience (OSCE).

This programme is for medical doctors; chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths who want to develop their expertise in sport and exercise medicine. It offers unique opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams to gain improved understanding of all other disciplines within sport and exercise medicine.

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Applications are welcome from prospective students who hold a medical degree or allied health sciences degree (e.g. physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, nursing). 

All applicants need to be registered with the relevant regulatory health body (e.g. GMC, CSP, HCPC, GOsC, GCC, HPC, BASRAT, Society of Sports Therapists, NMC). 

Applicants should also have a minimum of one-year post-graduation clinical experience and have work experience within the field of sport and/or exercise medicine, which should be demonstrated in their personal statement.

All suitable applicants will be interviewed.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met,  you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.

Additional Information

Dates for 2018/2019:



Full time

Part time

11th - 15th September 2018

Sports Injuries & Clinical Methods



7th - 11th November 2018

Fundamentals in Sport and Exercise Science



8th - 13th January 2019

Sport and Exercise Medicine I



3rd - 7th April 2019

Sport and Exercise Medicine II



14th - 16th June 2019

Clinical Examination



*dates may be subject to change.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to

Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Isabel Moore or Programme Manager, Mel Golding: 

Dr Isabel Moore (Programme Director):
Tel: 029 2041 6342

Melanie Golding (Programme Manager):
Tel: 029 2041 6537


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