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Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Sport Performance

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Closed for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time Part time
MSc 1 year 2 years

About the course

Final validation pending*

Working under expert coaches and with professional teams and athletes, this degree enables you to combine your training with science to understand high-performance sport. You’ll learn how to understand and analyse the relationships between fatigue, adaptation, performance and injury, how to acquire meaning performance data, and how to work within the culture of a high performance industry. A key focus for this programme is boosting your employability for a career in the industry. A dedicated work placement module is available as part of the programme and provides a number of free, industry-related continuing professional development workshops.

The course is underpinned by strong relationships with a wide variety of professional and semi-professional clubs in the region. You’ll learn from tutors who’ve collaborated with the likes of FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. You will also benefit from facilities such as our Sports Rehabilitation Suite, Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Environmental Chamber, Performance Analysis Suite, and Exercise Physiology Laboratories. These are on top of our excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are currently undergoing a £16 million transformation.

What you'll study

We’re still finalising this programme, and will add the module details soon. Please check back later for updates to this course.

Modules include

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Strength and Conditioning for Injury and Rehabilitation

  • Performance and Analysis

  • Research Methods and Statistics

  • Applied Sports Physiology

  • Multi-disciplinary Practice

  • Professional Development

  • Research Project

*What does final validation pending mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466850 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Our teaching staff

Our teaching staff

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,700

UK and EU students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. They provide up to £11,222 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

Home/EU fees for 2021 entry have not yet been confirmed. The fees shown are for 2020 entry.

  • International: £17,200

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Scholarship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £3,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Scholarship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Study under experts who collaborate with the likes of the International Olympic Committee, UEFA, FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

Our state-of-the-art sports facilities are currently being upgraded in a substantial £16-million investment. 

Find out more

Benefit from our excellent placement opportunities through links with professional sports teams, such as Hull City AFC.

Become part of an impressive community of sport and health graduates.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This hands-on degree is underpinned by academic theory – meaning you’ll graduate with a variety of employability skills. This opens up opportunities in a host of careers in the sport sector and further afield.

Hull graduates have gone on to work in positions within primary and secondary teaching, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sports development and professional sports coaching, as well as academic institutions and self-employment.