Postgraduate

Master of Exercise Science - Thesis and Coursework

Enhance your skills and knowledge of exercise science by completing the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework).

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This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

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Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

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International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$43,200.00

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Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a) either:
(i) a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with first class or upper second-class honours in Sport Science, Exercise Science, or Exercise and Health, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or
(ii) a relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA, and at least three years of relevant documented professional experience; and
(b) secured a supervisor and research topic in the area of study
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Research and coursework supplementary form

Applicants to this course are required to submit a completed research and coursework supplementary form when applying.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course enables advanced study or research majoring in one of the sub-discipline areas within exercise science, with particular emphasis on movement science, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, pedagogy, health and sport psychology.

About the course

The Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework) will expose you to advanced level units within the various sub-disciplines that are informed by the latest research developments and contemporary professional practice. As part of this learning, students will acquire knowledge of the process and conduct of research in the biological and behavioural sciences as this applies to the field of Exercise Science.
Master of Exercise Science - Thesis and Coursework

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 51610
CRICOS code
  • 024833E
  • 024835C
  • 064926B
  • 068906G
  • 068907F
  • 068908E
Master of Exercise Science - Thesis and Coursework
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 51610
CRICOS code
  • 024833E
  • 024835C
  • 064926B
  • 068906G
  • 068907F
  • 068908E
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Exercise Science - Thesis and Coursework

Course structure

Postgraduate research degrees are identified by an intensive research component. Refer to the Handbooks for information on course rules.

Why study exercise science?

  • You will be introduced to advanced level units within the various sub-disciplines that are informed by the latest research developments and contemporary professional practice. As part of this learning, you’ll acquire knowledge of the process and conduct of research in the biological and behavioural sciences as this applies to the field of Exercise Science
  • In addition to learning cognitive skills involved in these advanced level units, several units involve learning advanced technical and measurement skills through tutorials and laboratories. Most core and elective units for this degree offer, at the graduate level, opportunities for students to plan, prepare and conduct small research projects, and then analyse the data and report findings in both written and oral formats

Why study Sport and Exercise Sciences at UWA?

  • Our award-winning work-integrated learning program will ensure you graduate ‘job ready’
  • Become accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) in WA's number one sport and sciences program (QS 2023)
  • Help tackle our biggest health challenges by understanding the effects of physical activity on human health and performance
  • 22nd in the world for sports-related subjects (QS 2023)
  • Our degrees include practical experience with industry partnerships in sport (AFL, WAFL, Western Force) and health (clinic and hospital placements)

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Ranked 5th in Australia and 22nd in the world for Sports-Related Subjects (QS 2023)
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