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What will I learn?

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


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

  • Complete 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • Complete 7 courses plus MES901 Integrative Project (2 AU)

Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select one open elective course offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes, including Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies).

Which department am I in?

National Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 1 year; Maximum 3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$44,750.00 (25,26,821) per year
This fee is for International Student (inclusive of GST)
Start date

Expected January 2023


National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk,

637616, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

You should have:

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

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

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

TOEFL - Minimum score of 580 (for paper and pencil examination) or 92 (for internet-based); IELTS - Minimum score of 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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