iBSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

Programme organiser:
Dr Manuela Angioi


Sports and Exercise Medicine is a newly recognised speciality with the first UK training scheme recently set up in London. With an increasing interest in sports and leisure activities, together with the growing problem of obesity and chronic disease, the importance of treating injuries and preventing illness through exercise, is set to grow considerably. The growing health agenda focus on exercise medicine is reflected in the legacy aspects of the successful London 2012 Olympics.

The aim of this programme is to offer an innovative and exciting course in Sports and Exercise Medicine. This will include giving you the knowledge and skills to assess sports injuries and to understand their treatment options, as well as understanding the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise and its use as a health tool.

Lecturers will include physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and sports physicians who are currently working with elite sport in this country and there will be a high clinical emphasis within lectures. Your research project will be clinically relevant and forms half of the course assessment. Therefore, another key component of the course is to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to execute this.


Semester A

Taught modules include:

•    Injuries and Medical Problems in Sport (15 credits)
•    Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Medicine (15 credits)
•    Literature Reviewing (15 credits)

Semester B

Taught modules include:

•    Exercise as a Health Tool (15 credits)
•    Biomechanics and Rehabilitation (15 credits)

The research project module runs throughout the two semesters and carries 45 credits.

This module includes:

  • Research project (60%)
  • Viva exam (20%)
  • Final presentation(20%)

You will be introduced and allocated to the research projects during week 2 or 3 of the course, in order that you have plenty of time to plan and undertake a high-quality project.

Please note, we encourage applicants from within QMUL but also other institutions at the end of their third or fourth years of MBBS study. We do not currently consider students at the end of their second year of the MBBS or BDS courses.

Course Units

For further information on Course Units please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Entry requirements

The programme will be open to post-3rd/4th year MBBS, BDS or BVetMed students who have passed all years to date on the MBBS, GEP and the BDS (or equivalent undergraduate award in UK/EU) countries. It is not open to those who have previously undertaken an intercalated a degree. Normally, no referrals in any of the clinical firm grades where these have been undertaken. Students must have passed their current year in order to take up an offer of a place on an intercalated programme.


If you would like to find out more about our enrequirementsnets please contact:

Dr Manuela Angioi
Research supervisor and course leader, Sports and Exercise Medicine BSc
Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine – William Harvey Research Institute
Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Hospital
Bancroft road
E1 4DG

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Further information

For more information on the iBSc Sports and Exercise programme, including fees, funding and how to apply, please visit the QMUL course finder

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