Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)

  • The programme will be open for the January 2019 intake with application period from 11 May 2018 – 9 July 2018. Click here for more information on the application for admission to Higher Degree Programmes for the January 2019 intake.

  • The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme is designed for participants with an interest in physical education, sports, fitness, health and wellness. It is structured to provide a balanced coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and scientific aspects of human movement. It aims to enable professionals to upgrade their qualifications either for career advancement in schools or to qualify them to work in other sport science and management positions.

    The programme aims to provide you with:

    • A greater knowledge base in human movement studies
    • A career path for the study of exercise science and sport studies
    • Leadership skills for use in the sport and fitness area
    • Research perspectives on the field of human movement studies
    • An ability to undertake research in your working environment
    • The skills of a reflective practitioner
    • A conceptual grasp of issues affecting the future of sport and physical education in Singapore
  • You should have:

    a. A good Bachelor’s degree, preferably with strong honours, in exercise and sport studies or a related field; or

    bA good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, not in exercise and sport studies, with a diploma (credit) or postgraduate diploma in exercise and sport studies (credit) or its equivalent; and

    c. Professional experience that commensurate with the programme’s content and outcomes.

    Interviews may be conducted to determine applicant’s suitability for the programme.

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

    • Complete 8 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
    • Complete 10 courses (Coursework-only option)

    Those selecting the coursework-only option will take a special course titled MMM 800 Critical Inquiry as one of the 10 courses, designed to act as a capstone experience for the programme.

    You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of six courses.

    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes, including Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies). The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

    More information on the programme can be found here.

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

  • The degree of Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:



    1 year


    3 years



    2 years


    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications may be made online.

    More information on application details can be found here.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master's Degree sponsorship, please note that only the part-time option is applicable for this programme. More details can be found here.

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  • “The programme kept me updated with the current knowledge in my field and enabled me to be more critical while inquiring knowledge. It was rewarding to be able to use what I have learnt in my work. Through the programme, I have also made some invaluable friends. It was truly an enriching journey.”  

    Chang Hao Yi Diana 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2013

    “The courses in the Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) have deepened my knowledge base and research perspectives in human movement studies and pedagogy. They have also helped to keep my daily teaching of PE and personal sport training relevant and up-to-date.”  

    Low Lai Fong 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2014

    “The programme has helped refined and developed my knowledge within the exercise science field through its research, theoretical and practical applications. It has also sharpened my critical thinking, analytic skills and scientific perspective which is beneficial in my role to drive the sport science and technology programme in Sport Singapore. The entire journey while challenging has also been a truly enriching one.”  

    Yeo Huiling Jacinta 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2015