Middlesex University
Strength and Conditioning PgDip
Middlesex University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This degree is the ideal sports and exercise science route for students who aspire to work with elite athletes. Learn how to plan and deliver training programmes, monitor progress and deliver feedback to coaches. Being a fully recognised profession in elite sport, almost all professional clubs now employ a minimum of one strength and conditioning coach. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with athletes in any sport and of any age.

Why study MSc Strength and Conditioning* at Middlesex University? Learn from noted academics who also work with professional athletes and clubs. This course will facilitate your accreditation from relevant strength and conditioning awarding bodies (NSCA and UKSCA) and provide supervised work experience with high-level athletes (for example, in professional football, rugby, and with Olympic and Paralympic athletes). Alongside designing and implementing evidence-based, sport-specific training programmes, you will master a number of exercise techniques, including Olympic lifting, speed agility and plyometrics. You will also develop research and data analysis skills, and the ability to present findings to a team.

You will gain experience as a strength and conditioning coach and scientist through our work-placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club and our facilities are housed at their nearby Barnet Copthall Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, where we boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.) You will build invaluable industry contacts and we maintain contact with many of our graduates who have gone on to work in professional sports.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 87 With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic 58 With at least 51 in all components
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2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification


Tuition Fees Strength and Conditioning PgDip

Channel Islands £9200 year 1
EU £9200 year 1
England UK £9200 year 1
Northern Ireland £9200 year 1
Scotland £9200 year 1
Wales £9200 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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