University of Edinburgh

MSc Strength & Conditioning


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Strength & Conditioning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Research in the area of strength and conditioning has developed dramatically in the past decade, an increase in focus that has inspired this innovative programme. Based in our well-equipped Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, you’ll study the science and practice of strength and conditioning, with the support of staff who are all experienced in training sports people up to international standard.

You will have the chance to apply your theoretical learning through practical workshops as you examine a wide range of academic and practitioner needs. The emphasis is on sports performance, but significant focus is also given to injury prevention, rehabilitation and issues relevant to the elderly.


The skills you gain in this programme will set you apart in the employment marketplace should you aspire to a practitioner role as an analyst, coach or trainer at the cutting edge of strength and conditioning. Primary roles exist in the sports performance area, but you may also apply your skills to work in the areas of rehabilitation and geriatric care. The masters degree is also a springboard for further research, either within academia or the private sector. The highly transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and project management can also be applied to roles in any field.


  • Our reputation for excellence - We’re ranked 1st in Scotland and in the UK’s top 10 universities for sport and exercise research (REF 2014) so you can be confident that the teaching and support you‘ll receive will be from leading academics who have shaped, and are shaping, the theory and practice of sport and exercise in the UK and beyond.
  • Our diverse and welcoming community - Take a postgraduate programme in sport at the University of Edinburgh and join a world-leading university where you’ll be part of a vibrant and stimulating postgraduate community located in the heart of one of Europe’s finest cities.
  • Some of the best facilities in the UK - You’ll also have access to some of the best sports facilities in the UK.Our Centre for Sport and Exercise has been used by some of the world’s greatest athletes including Edinburgh graduates and Olympians Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Katherine Grainger CBE.


The University of Edinburgh

International Student Requirements:

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, and you will come to the UK to study for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. You will also need to apply for a Tier 4 visa if you wish to do a work placement as part of your studies, or look for a part time job.

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Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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