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Liverpool John Moores University

Clinical Exercise Physiology

The Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc focuses on the practical application of research, including intermediate life support and phlebotomy.

- Choose this course developed by world-leading academics in our pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

- Benefit from a small class size - student numbers are capped at 20 for this highly competitive course to give you dedicated access to staff and facilities

- Use state-of-the-art laboratories in our award-winning Tom Reilly Building

- Enjoy a combination of invaluable practical experience (including a substantial clinical placement) and theoretical learning

- Access cutting-edge equipment, including 12-lead ECG and cardiopulmonary stress exercise testing equipment. We also house several ultrasound machines - echocardiography and vascular physiology - and we are world leaders in utilising this equipment in a practical-based setting

- Look forward to enhanced job opportunities in NHS and private clinical physiology

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need:

Candidates will be required to have academic qualifications commensurate with entry to postgraduate study, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for scientific study. Candidates would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in sport science, science or a related discipline.

Additional Information

IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)
Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme
International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, Mphil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for further details
The majority of the placements offered by this programme will require a DBS check

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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements:

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules. One module is a clinical placement - this replaces your dissertation or research project and will demonstrate your advanced learning.

Core modules

Research Methods (20 credits)
Technical Training for Exercise Physiology (40 credits)
Advanced Exercise Physiology (20 credits)
Pathophysiology (20 credits)
Exercise Prescription and Promotion (20 credits)
Clinical Placement (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: interactive problem solving exercises; oral presentations in front of a peer group; coursework and essays, in some cases combined with oral defence.

The case report and literature review is a substantial piece of work based on your 140 hour clinical placement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) England 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) Wales 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 42 (Credit) EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,600 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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