University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a World Top 100 University. You’ll be taught by leading scientists and clinicians who directly inform the curriculum from their new and exciting research. With state-of-the-art clinical facilities and infrastructure, we promote an environment that encourages and advances research with real-world impact. At Leeds, we want to help aspiring students tap into their potential. We are committed to attracting future leading researchers, like you.

Home to our tight-knit community of students from around the world, the Leeds campus offers a warm welcome and boasts superb extra-curricular opportunities. Along-side our stimulating academic environment, you’ll also have the chance to expand your personal interests and to sample life in a dynamic and diverse city.

Intercalating is your chance to discover what interests you both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to take stock, look beyond the core medical curriculum and turn your attention to specialist skills and topics. Intercalating in Sport and Exercise Medicine is an investment in your future career. With us, you will develop the transferable skills you need to help you complete your medical degree, and enter your chosen field.

Are you interested in enhancing your skills in Sports Medicine?

This flexible Masters course is designed to offer medical doctors, physiotherapists and sport therapists a unique and practitioner-led education in the field of sport and exercise medicine (SEM). We are based in Yorkshire, home to a range of fantastic professional sports teams and musculoskeletal (MSK) services.

Our MSc and department is also home to four of the UKs’ consultants in SEM and a number of the UK’s leading physiotherapists in MSK medicine and elite sport. Our MSc is based in the sport and exercise science department of the university and, with a faculty including some of the country’s leading SEM doctors and physiotherapists, we’ve got all areas of SEM covered. This is a flexible course comprising of a mixture of face to face learning, placements in clinic and elite sport alongside online learning, providing a course that’s suitable for applicants in full-time employment as well as those looking to study full time.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree, e.g. at least a UK 2:2 (or international equivalent), in a related discipline. Currently, we are accepting candidates with degrees in medicine, physiotherapy, sports therapy or sports rehabilitation/training (appropriate professional registration would be held with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers, or international equivalent.)

Applicants also need at least one year of relevant post-graduation clinical experience, and be able to demonstrate clear potential for benefiting from the programme.

This course is also available as an intercalated option to MBCHB students who’ve completed four years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. In order to apply, you will need to submit evidence of appropriate experience and interest.

Closing Date

Midnight Sunday 22nd January 2023