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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Part-Time)

Programme code:MSC-BSGS/SMPUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Professor Stuart Egginton Contact

Part-time variant: Year 1: Semester 1 modules - SPSC5130M; SPSC5132M; SPSC5134M. Year 2: Semester 2 modules SPSC5201M, SPSC5203M, SPSC5235M. Students comence project in February (SPSC5320M). Students who pass 120 credits of modules can complete and take a fall back award of PG Diploma.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Applicants should normally have a good first honours degree or at least a UK upper second class or equivalent. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate significant relevant experience and clear potential for benefiting from the programme, for example:
- Doctors (GMC registered)
- Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
- Sports therapists or Sports trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Graduate School (Sports and Exercise Science)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Masters Taught Student Education committee

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

A CPD/vocational qualification is required to allow a doctor, sports therapist etc. to work in SEM practice. Most jobs now ask for Masters or Diploma in SEM (a requirement for football league and many other sports), e.g. FA person specification for doctor job - - the successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- MSc or Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (or equivalent)
- Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (which this qualification will facilitate).

Complementary courses are available for subsequent study, e.g.
- British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society approved courses ( )
- Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine diploma ( )

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- Appeal to a target audience (entry requirement) of Doctors (GMC registered), Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), Sports Therapists or Sports Trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers), and potentially Sport & Exercise Science graduates.
- Offer a number of unique opportunities, arising from the largest concentration of UK SEM consultants and trainees in the Yorkshire region, providing experienced practitioner training and access to local MSK clinics. Arrangements with major sporting clubs and organisations will provide intense pitch-side placements.
- Based at Leeds University, students will benefit from academic support from staff in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Number 1 in the UK for ‘world-leading’ research in the area of sport and exercise sciences from REF 2014; ), and Medicine and Health (one of the top 10 medical schools for research output;
- Delivery will adopt a blended learning approach. With access to extensive recorded lecture bank and online resources, allowing maximum opportunity for distance learning, compulsory attendance at university will require approximately one day of activities per month (lectures, tutorial, practical sessions). A case-based approach to eLearning will be adopted, with required reading and set tasks.
- The final component will be a dissertation, worth 60% of course credits. This will be based on a practically relevant topic, e.g. in-match GPS data analysis, systematic review of specific conditions, clinical guidelines for SEM application etc.
- We will initially offer part time registration for an October 2017 start, with content spread over two years; a 1year full time course will be available in 2018, potentially with modular online CPD material available in 2019.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students must take the following compulsory modules:

SPSC5130MFunctional Sports Anatomy and Clinical Assessment20 creditsSemester 1
SPSC5132MMusculoskeletal Medicine and Sport Injuries30 creditsSemester 1
SPSC5134MThe Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I15 creditsSemester 1

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates must take the following compulsory modules:

SPSC5201MExercise Physiology, Health and Sports Nutrition20 creditsSemester 2
SPSC5203MPhysical Activity, Health and Exercise Prescription20 creditsSemester 2
SPSC5235MThe Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner II15 creditsSemester 2
SPSC5320MProject Work and Dissertation60 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep

Part-time year 2 candidates should register on the module SPSC5320M Project work and dissertation and complete the 60 credits of taught modules.

Last updated: 13/06/2019


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