Suitable for health professionals with an interest in exercise and the potential of physical activity, this course incorporates the exploration of physical activity in various critical settings within the public health arena (eg obesity, sedentary lifestyles and diabetes).

Two students work with gym equipment to measure responses in the body

  One year, full time or two years, part time

UK and EU application deadline: 27 August 2016 (September intake)

International application deadline: 29 June 2016

  Study location: St George's, University of London
  Apply to: St George's, University of London
  UK, EU/EEA and non-EU (international) citizens may apply
  Start date: September 2016

This is a flexible programme structured to provide core and option modules tailored to the individual student profile.

In parallel to and offering shared learning with the MSc Rehabilitation, this course offers the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current health practice. There is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise through the lifespan, and psychology for exercise to understand issues critical to adherence and behaviour change.


  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.
  • Before starting the course, you can discuss your work and personal and professional aspirations to select appropriate modules and create an individual programme plan.
  • You will have the chance to meet other postgraduate students with whom you will share the core modules.
  • You can take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the full MSc.
  • The course can be taken full time over one calendar year (Thursdays and Fridays) or part time over two years (attending for one day). More flexible routes can be discussed with the course director within a five year period.


UK and EU 2016 entry fees*:

  • MSc full time: £7,140
  • MSc part time: £3,670 per annum
  • Postgraduate diploma full time: £4,780
  • Postgraduate certificate part time: £2,580 per annum
  • Standalone  15 credit modules: TBC
  • Standalone 30 credit modules: TBC
  • Work based learning module: TBC

Non-EU (International) 2016 entry course fees*:

  • MSc full time: £12,780
  • Postgraduate diploma full time: £8,550
  • Postgraduate certificate part time: £4,275 per annum

*Fees are reviewed on an annual basis for each year of entry.

Funding Your Study

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • Postgraduate Loans of £10,000 will be available from 1 August 2016 onwards. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • For more information on Career Development Loans visit
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more

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