Sport and Exercise

Level 7 - Postgraduate Study or NVQ Level 7 or Equivalent

Subject Area Sport

Attendance Full-Time


The MSc Sport and Exercise programme allows graduate students to take their academic studies to the next level. The programme has been designed with key industry partners and includes opportunities to operate alongside regional employers. These include Newcastle United Foundation, regional Health and Physical Activity Development teams, Sports Injury and Musculoskeletal Specialists, and Education providers. Whilst on the programme students will study an array of topics relating to sport and exercise and can tailor study to their desired industry and area of employment. A core aim of this programme is to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of local, regional, and national employers in the field of sport and exercise.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The programme is designed for graduates from sport and exercise related disciplines (though others will be considered) who want to advance their studies to complete a postgraduate qualification. Typically, this programme attracts students from sports coaching, sport and exercise rehabilitation, sports therapy, sport and education, or health and exercise backgrounds. This may include individuals who are recent graduates or those who are currently in employment but wish to advance their position or subject knowledge and understanding.


Qualification Gained

MSc Sport and Exercise
Awarded by NCG

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The programme starts in September and takes place over three trimesters (see below for module delivery pattern). The programme is comprised of five mandatory and one optional module. The Transition to Masters module supports students to adjust to the demands of postgraduate study and prepare for the year ahead. Advanced Research Methods develops students’ knowledge and understanding of research approaches and design. This forms a foundation for the Advanced Research and Dissemination module in which students can conduct a research project in their area of interest. The optional module allows students to specialise their study to their discipline. As part of the Physical Activity and Healthy Living module students will look at a range of physical and psychological interventions, as well as monitoring tools used by regional and national organisations to encourage and develop activity healthy living. The Practitioner Enquiry module provides students with an opportunity to develop their employability and vocational experience.



Trimester 1




Transition to Masters (10 credits)


*optional module

Coaching Concepts (30 credits) or Advanced Injury Treatment and Management (30 credits)


Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)




Trimester 2




Practitioner Enquiry (40 credits)


Physical Activity and Healthy Living (20 credits)




Trimester 3




Advanced Research and Dissemination (60 credits)


Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of methods, including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops, guest speakers and visits, independent research and case studies. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres, sports science laboratory. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing skills in public speaking and increasing self-confidence as well as lead practical sessions.

Progression Opportunities

Our graduates go on to varied careers, including sports coaching, education, sport and exercise rehabilitation, health related occupations, consultancy, sports science and strength and conditioning roles. Some graduates pursue careers in teaching/academia, and as part of the programme students are provided with opportunities to develop their teaching experience and practice.


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 in a related BSc/BA (Hons) degree field

Enhanced clear DBS – Disclosure Barring Service (for domestic placements only)

In exceptional circumstances, you may be accepted on to the programme if you can demonstrate the ability to study at this level.

If English is not the students first language they will need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above.

You will be required to submit two suitable references from either an employer or academic institution.


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.