Health, Exercise and Wellbeing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
This course is of interest to anyone working in the areas of preventative health, fitness, and wellbeing-associated environments. This includes sports science, gyms, mental health and community agencies, primary healthcare and leisure professionals and practitioners working in established areas where the focus of the client group is on exercise and wellbeing. 


It will also appeal to a range of wellness professionals and practitioners wanting to progress their expertise to master's level, enabling them to seek work across the health exercise and wellbeing sectors.

It will benefit those who are looking to extend their educational academic skills and knowledge in relation to health exercise and wellbeing, and will contribute to continuing professional development.

What will this course cover?

We have developed this course with a range of health and exercise specialists to address the needs of the contemporary workforce.

The course adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to studying health, exercise and the concept of wellbeing. It will explore issues around health and wellbeing, using multiple theoretical perspectives drawn from sports science and nutrition, applied social sciences, public health policy and health sciences.

The course has a modular structure which is related to the work-related needs of students. You will be able to develop research skills in your particular area of interest and will be encouraged to relate this to client- focused practice, helping to enhance your practice and career prospects. There are also opportunities for you to gain on site gym experience as well as acquire industry-related awards within the nutrition module of the course.

The course will be delivered either part-time over two years or full-time over one year with a combination of face to face contact, independent study and distance learning opportunities.

What are my career prospects

On this programme, you will develop research skills in your particular area of interest. You will be encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge in that particular topic and relate this to client-focused practice.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Dissertation: Independent Study
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A typical offer will include Applicants would normally have achieved 2.1 in a relevant degree, related areas could include health, sport science, youth and community studies, social sciences , nursing, occupational health, outdoor sports, complementary therapy, mental health, art therapy, dance. Alternatively, candidates with professional fitness sector qualifications and directly relevant work experience will be considered. For those working in the wellbeing industry for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing is required

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4500 International
  • GBP 4500 EU/EEA

  • Part Time Home and EU: Year One - £4500; Year Two - £3800
  • Part Time International: Year One - £4500; Year Two - £3800


You could benefit from financial support through a variety of bursaries and scholarship schemes during your time as a student.
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