University College London

The iBSc in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences, offered by the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, provides medical students with the foundations in musculoskeletal healthcare and exercise physiology, necessary for a career in sports medicine.

An exciting opportunity to study the scientific basis of Sport & Exercise Medicine, the newest medical specialty.

Throughout the course you will learn from renowned experts working in elite sport and academia about:

  • The scientific basis, evidence and practical skills in exercise prescription and promotion for chronic disease prevention and management.
  • Principles of musculoskeletal and sports injuries covering relevant anatomy and physiology, aetiology and mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Clinical examination of the musculoskeletal system and biomechanical assessment.
  • Fundamental exercise physiology relating to health, disease and sporting performance.
  • Tissue healing principles underlying exercise prescription and rehabilitation of injuries relating to bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon and ligaments.
  • Practical application of the research process, including ethics, data protection, robust methodology, medical statistics, and development of skills in presenting work at medical conferences and scientific writing in medical journals.

Entry requirements

You must be:

  • enrolled on a UK MBBS course.
  • successfully completed or about to complete 2 years of a UK MBBS course. If you are currently in your second year of study and you are successful in getting a place to study with us, a condition of your offer will be to pass your 2nd year of study.
  • It is at the discretion of individual iBSc programmes if they wish to accept students where they have completed more than two years of MBBS training. If you are made an offer, then successfully passing your current year of study will be made a condition of offer.
  • hold GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
  • have achieved a minimum of ABB in your A levels or equivalent.

Closing date

Applications for external students will open in February and close at the end of March.