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Welcome to Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter

MSc/MRes Programmes

Congratulations on your achievement of obtaining a place on an MSc/MRes programme in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you into our discipline and working with you over the coming academic year.

If you have not yet accepted the offer of a place on the MSc programme and paid the required deposit, please do so as soon as possible so that full preparations can be made for your arrival in Exeter.

Freshers’ Week and Sport and Health Sciences Welcome Meeting

The Sport and Health Sciences staff will welcome you to Exeter during the University’s freshers’ week, which runs from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September 2017.  Details of the specific Sport and Health Science freshers’ week activities can be found at the link below.  Information about the university-wide events can be found on the new student website.

It is important that you attend the freshers’ week so that you can prepare effectively for postgraduate study and the MSc programme. There will be a formal welcome by the Head of Sport and Health Sciences, Professor Joanna Bowtell, on Tuesday 19 September at 10.00 am.  This will be followed by introductory talks specific to the programme and a in the afternoon there will be range of welcome activities followed by a welcome reception.

There is also a compulsory lab induction on Thursday 21 September from 10.00am.

On Friday 22 September there is an Introduction to Statistics session which you must attend.

Programme Structure and module options

Information about the different programme structures and draft 2017/18 module outlines can be found at the links below.  You will be asked to choose your module options at the Sport and Health Sciences welcome meeting on Tuesday 19 September.  Therefore it is recommended that you review this information and where relevant decide on your preferred module options in advance of the welcome meeting. 


The term 1, 2017/8 MSc/MRes timetables will be added at the links below as soon as possible. Teaching commences on the week beginning Monday 25 September but please note that you are required to attend the compulsory Introduction to Statistics session on Friday 22nd September.  The term 2 timetables will be published in the early Autumn.

  • MSc Sport and Health Sciences Term 1 timetable (.pdf)
  • MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health Term 1 timetable (.pdf)
  • MRes in Health and Wellbing Term 1 timetable (.pdf)

Preparatory Reading

All new MSc/MRes students take the core module: Research Methods and Analytical Procedures (SHSM024) in term 1.  It is recommended that you do some preparatory reading for this module and details can be found at the link below.

Information about the Health Centre

It is important that you register with one of the Student Health Centres or a surgery near your accommodation during Freshers' Week, or as soon as you can.  The St Luke’s Campus Health Centre is at The Heavitree Practice, Heavitree Health Centre, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter EX1 2RX. Phone: 01392 222099 however you are free to sign up to any local GP.  Registration for the Heavitree Practice is a paper-based process and the relevant registration forms are available directly from the Surgery and they will be coming into the department during the first term.   To complete the forms, you will need your NHS number and so please bring this with you to Exeter.

Sport and Health Sciences Society

There are many societies available to join at the University of Exeter. The Sport and Health Science Society aims to integrate all year groups and staff throughout the course through various events. Past events include dodgeball tournaments, quiz nights, BBQ’s and bingo! Further details of how to join will be given during fresher’s to integrate all year groups and staff throughout the course through various events.

Sport and Health Sciences Clothing

It is a requirement that appropriate clothing (e.g. polo shirts and jogging bottoms) are worn for practical lab sessions.  It is not compulsory to purchase Sport and Health Sciences clothing but if you wish to do so, you can via the Squirrel Sports website.