School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Masters study

A group of three students and a teacher standing around the end of a bed, with the student on the right holding an ultrasound wand against the leg of a person lying on the bed, mostly out of shot.

Develop your knowledge and skills

In recent years public health has grown to focus on the fitness and wellbeing of the wider population.

From the health risks linked to obesity, to the connections between mental health and activity in green spaces, exercise and rehabilitation are key areas of public health.

As a result there is a growing need for trained professionals who understand the scientific underpinnings of sport, exercise and health. Whether you want to focus your career on coaching, or want to study our pre-registration physiotherapy degree, we’ll give you the skills and support to become an expert practitioner in your field.

In a competitive job market a Masters degree in your chosen area can help you stand out by taking your skills to the next level through an advanced programme of study. It can also help if you are thinking of taking on a more specialised role within your field, or if you are contemplating a career change.

Our research is closely linked to the modules that make up our courses, which are taught by expert staff who have extensive experience in their fields. From physiotherapy practitioners to coaches who have worked with elite athletes, you will benefit from the collective professional experiences of your module leaders.

We also offer Continuing Professional Development modules and courses for healthcare staff who wish to enhance their professional experience and specialise in musculoskeletal practice.


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Why choose us?
  • Small class groups enable our staff to provide tailored support, offering individual mentoring throughout your studies
  • Flexible and specialised Continuing Professional Development pathways available in Musculoskeletal assessment, practice and sonography
  • Access to the Human Performance Unit (HPU) with the centre for Sports Science Support and Physiological Testing at the University of Essex 

What can you study?

Dr Sue Innes using an ultrasound to check a patients arm.
Continuing Professional Development

Are you a clinician in the musculoskeletal field who wants to advance their practice? Do you want to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging? Our CPD pathways allow you to do just that!

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Essex Rebels player, Claire Paxton
Sports scholarships and bursaries

The University of Essex is committed to supporting and developing high performance athletes. Find out whether you could be eligible for a sports scholarship or bursary, plus a range of additional benefits too when you join the University of Essex.

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