Master of Sport Science

Master of Sport Science

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$57,600
Domestic tuition: NZ$12,648

Program overview

For students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sport field, this coursework-based Master’s degree allows students to specialise or broaden their expertise. Courses will draw on sport science research, as well as experts in the field from within and outside UC, to provide students with historically and culturally grounded knowledge and skills. Students will have flexibility to choose courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport nutrition, strength and conditioning, and performance analysis. This one-year Master’s degree could lead to a career in high performance sport, or allow established professionals to upskill and update their sport science knowledge. MSS requires 180 points of coursework, with some compulsory courses.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
To enrol, you should have previously completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree, or equivalent, and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in the degree. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Graduates of this applied master’s degree will have a well-rounded view of sport science. Potential roles for graduates include: Sports Scientist/Strength and Conditioning Specialist positions in professional sport, working with teams or individual athletes, or in national and international sporting organisations Development officer for professional sporting and health orientated organisations Corporate and community health and fitness consultant Health promotion/lifestyle consultant Athletic/sports programme coordinator.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand