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The UCL Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences BSc is an innovative programme that equips you with skills in sport and exercise to work with both athletic and clinical populations.

This programme differs from traditional sports science or sport and exercise science programmes offered in the UK, in that it provides an in-depth medical and clinical grounding to sport and exercise performance, equipping students for broader career choices, including patient-facing careers that serve to improve health, longevity and quality of life.


In the clinical aspects of the course, students learn how the human body works in health and disease, how exercise impacts patients and populations with chronic diseases, and how to prescribe exercise for the prevention and management of medical conditions.

In the sports & performance aspects of the course, students learn how to conduct exercise tests, how to optimise athletic performance, how to design training programmes and how to assess, rehabilitate and prevent injuries.

A large part of this degree includes scientific research skills, where students plan, conduct and present a research study of their own. These projects are often run in collaboration with other departments, giving the students access to some of the best research facilities in the world.

  • It is a unique exciting cross-faculty programme designed to turn top students of today into leading health professionals and scientists of tomorrow
  • It will ground students in the medical sciences with a focus on exercise medicine, sports injuries, human health and performance, and disease, leading to careers across healthcare, industry, academia and elite sport
  • The programme is taught by leading scientists, clinicians, and academics at the prestigious Bloomsbury and Hampstead campuses and at the world-leading Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH)
  • There are opportunities to learn alongside peers on related programmes, and collaborate on research across UCL, the ISEH and its partners including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and University College London Hospitals (UCLH)

Learn more about the programme and entry requirements

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