Monday, 23 March 2015

Postgraduate Bursary 2015-2016

Bucks is offering 19 postgraduate bursaries worth £10,000 each for students who paid the higher rate undergraduate tuition fee (September 2012 onwards), who are from groups currently under-represented at postgraduate level, and due to graduate in the summer of 2015. A minimum of £5,000 will be allocated towards course fees with recipients being able to choose how they receive the remaining £5,000; either as a cash bursary or a further fee discount.

Awards are restricted to full-time and part-time students from the UK or EU who are progressing directly from an undergraduate course to a postgraduate course in the 2015-16 academic year, but priority for awards will be given to those students who are currently under-represented at postgraduate level. A list of eligible courses, application criteria, application forms and FAQs can be found at:

One of the eligible courses is the MSc Health Rehabilitation and Exercise, which is the current progression route for Sports Science and Coaching Studies graduates.

The MSc in Health Rehabilitation and Exercise is a niche programme for sport and exercise science graduates and fitness practitioners who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in a role where they have responsibilities for designing and supporting fitness programmes for participants who present with a range of specific and non acute health needs. You will study the pathophysiology of non acute health conditions and learn to administer suitable fitness tests and design appropriate exercise programmes for cardiac patients, diabetics, hypertensive individuals and the obese.

This Master’s programme has been developed within the framework of the European Master in Health Rehabilitation and Exercise Project of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. 

The MSc Health Rehabilitation and Exercise is a two year, flexible delivery, work-based type course. Students can continue working while studying and apply the knowledge acquired on the course into their working practice. Modules are delivered over ten weekend workshops (Friday-Saturday; five weekends per year of study) and on-line tutorials. The programme includes five taught modules and a dissertation project.

Modules include; Contemporary Study of Non Acute Health Conditions, Fitness and Physical Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology,  Socio-cultural aspects of the body, health and exercise and Research Methods and Dissertation.

For more details about the course, please visit the course webpage on: or contact the course leader, Dr Maria Konstantaki on

If you have any queries about the scheme, please contact the Student Centre in the first instance at or call 01494 603020 for further details.


Working with an older individual
Exercise recommendations for hypertension


Working with an obese client