University of Edinburgh

This graduate programme is designed to tackle the physical inactivity pandemic, enhancing knowledge and understanding of the global issues pertinent to physical activity for health.Regular physical activity is important for all ages and population groups. It is proven to help prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. However, current levels of physical inactivity mean this issue is a pandemic. Therefore, improving levels of physical activity is a global public health priority.The MSc Physical Activity for Health is open to recent graduates, intercalating medical students and the existing national and international workforce. It is designed to provide postgraduate-level, academic training in the area of physical activity and public health from a range of disciplines including:

Entry Requirements:

Applicants currently undertaking a medical degree and seeking to intercalate on the MSc Physical Activity for Health will be eligible after at least three years of their Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB/MBBS) programmes, or equivalent and will need to have achieved a minimum standard equivalent to a UK 2:1 honours degree at first attempt.English language requirementsYou must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. Accepted English language tests are listed on our University Degree Finder page.

Closing Date:

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to the start date (11 September 2023) so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.