• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The (Hons) Sport Science and Human Physiology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University covers the science of sport and the physiology of human performance. It’s a fascinating combination that brings together expertise from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and our School of Healthcare Science – giving you access to a wide range of teaching expertise and high-spec facilities. 
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Study Sport Science and Human Physiology at Manchester Met and you’ll explore how the human body works, focusing on physical activity and health. You’ll be immersed in scientific investigation, and we’ll show you how to develop an evidence-based approach to both the theory and the practice of these subjects.

In the (Hons) Sport Science and Human Physiology  degree from Manchester Metropolitan University , you’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of sport science, with the kind of skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a range of professional environments in the world of sport and physical activity. This will be supported by detailed knowledge of biology and physiology underpinning human movement.  You'll also have the opportunity to spend an extra year expanding your horizons, working on a placement in industry.

In your final year, you’ll have the chance to work alongside one of our experts on research or an applied project where you can criticise, analyse and interpret information, or even collect your own unique data in a topic related to sports or physiology that matches your own interests.


With the recent high profile sporting events in the UK, sport and exercise are in the spotlight as ways to improve health and wellbeing. It’s an exciting time to get involved and there are a huge number of opportunities in the sector.

There are a number of careers directly relevant to our Sport Science and Human Physiology degree. You might want to work as a sports scientist with professional athletes and clubs, within the NHS, or with private healthcare providers. Or maybe you’d like to work as a personal trainer, an exercise professional in a rehabilitation unit, or as an entrepreneur in the leisure industry.

Sport Science and Human Physiology graduates may choose to go into teaching after studying for a PGCE, while others want to carry on their studies with a Masters or PhD in sport science or in physiotherapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Physiological Systems
  • Mechanical Principles of Movement
  • Anatomy for Health and Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology in Practice
  • Methods of Enquiry
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology in Action

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC).  Including A2 grade C in Biology or Human Biology.
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at Level 3 (Grades DMM). 
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. GCSE Science and Mathematics requirement may be met through the Level 3 requirements for the course. Please contact the institution if further information is required.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted. BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science also accepted.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26 IB Pts inc Higher Level Grade 5 in Biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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