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Physiology and Sports Science, BSc/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Physiology and Sports Science programme from University of Glasgow is concerned with the working of living organisms. It aims to understand the underlying processes and mechanisms operating in structures from single cells to the whole animal. 
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Whether at the level of basic health or high-level sport, physiology and sports science improves our understanding of the impact of injury, activity and genetics on public health.

You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Sciences in the UK, drawing on hundreds of years of teaching and research experience.

You'll be taught by world-class researchers from our internationally-renowned MVLS research institutes.

Our campus development project supports cutting-edge facilities, improved teaching spaces and an enhanced student experience. 

Our Physiological Society welcomes students to the scientific community with regular guest lectures and social events.


Many of our graduates of the Physiology and Sports Science programme from University of Glasgow are employed in research projects, and in the training and advising of elite-level athletes in a range of professional sports. Others go on to careers in fitness testing, lifestyle consultancy or research.

Careers of some of our graduates include:

  • Sports Scientist: Celtic football Club
  • Head of Events: International Hockey Federation
  • Director of Marginal Gains: British Cycling
  • Physiotherapist: NHS Scotland

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Physiology & Sports Science MSci: 5 year degree

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and taught general scientific skills
  • You will develop your knowledge of fundamental aspects of biology and be introduced to specialist subject areas according to your interests.
  • If you progress to Honours, you will be able to study elite performance, causes and management of injury, and the interactions of diet, physical activity and genetics with public health. You will also study the physiological adaptations to exercise, nutrition and energetics, and specialist courses in statistics and molecular biology techniques.
  • In year 4 you will choose four courses to study in depth and undertake a supervised research project or internship. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry A-level at Grades A or B. 


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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