University of Bath
Sport and Exercise Medicine PgDip
University of Bath

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is a specialist academic and clinical online master's course, exclusively for doctors.

You may be managing recreational and elite athletes already or be looking to deepen your knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, so that you can better assess, treat and advise your patients in your practice.

By studying this course, you will develop the in-depth knowledge and clinical skills you need to provide both primary and specialist sport and exercise medicine care.

We are one of just a few universities offering this type of course part-time and through distance learning. You will have the convenience of being able to complete your studies while remaining in clinical practice.

By taking part, you will benefit from:

  • highly interactive, flexible online learning and clinical teaching

  • residential teaching weeks to support your practical and clinical examination training

  • an online network of sport and exercise medicine and sports physiotherapy clinicians

  • access to experienced clinical specialists in the field to provide professional development support

  • a problem-solving and reflective approach to sport and exercise medicine

This is a recognised qualification for indemnity insurance. Many jobs as a team doctor require this type of qualification.

You can look forward to working with our highly experienced sports medicine and sports physiotherapy team, who between them have worked with an impressive range of clients. Our team have worked at a number of high profile sporting events, including the:

  • Olympic Games

  • Commonwealth Games

  • Paralympic World Cup

  • World University Games

Graduate prospects By the end of the course, you will be qualified to work with athletes and sports teams at the highest level. You will also be better equipped to assess, treat and advise patients in relation to musculoskeletal injuries, and to advise patients about the health benefits of exercise more generally.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.5)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sport and Exercise Medicine, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. You should be a qualified medical doctor with full unrestricted registration with the General Medical Council. You should also have a minimum of one year’s work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment.


Average student cost of living in the UK

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.

University Rankings

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About University of Bath

The University of Bath is a university located in Bath, Somerset, which, in their own words, aims to deliver world-class research and teaching, and to benefit the wider population through their research, enterprise and influence. The main campus is based in Claverton Down, just 1.5 miles away from Bath city centre with its spectacular views and assorted activities to get up to in your free time.

Student composition of University of Bath

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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