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  1. I am interested in this course - how did you apply for university and did you get scholarship or pay fees?

    Hi there,

    I had received an award from the Indonesian government who granted me a full scholarship which enables me to pursue my degree in Birmingham. The application was a straightforward process and you can always contact the administrator or programme leaders who will address your queries. I would strongly encourage you to read the latest prospectus where you can find important information, such as admission criteria, fees and have a snapshot of the course.

    Cheers, Kent

  2. Does this programme cover enough of the wider scope of sports medicine or does it just focus into football? Also, other than being a doctor (or other healthcare professional), do you need any previous experience to do the course?

    Hi there, it is great that you have an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Football). I think having a medical or a physiotherapy background would be important as the course itself is more toward clinical practice in football medicine. Previous working experience in the related areas is preferred, but not essential. Hence if you were from different background, I would strongly encourage you to read the latest prospectus and to contact the school/course administrator who could link you to the programme director or lecturer for further information.

    Cheers, Kent

  3. Did you have the opportunity to volunteer or work during your degree from which you could have benefited in your course?

    Hi there, unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to do volunteer or part-time work as my sponsor did not allow me to do so. Nevertheless, my course mates who took the part-time course could juggle between their academic activities and professional commitment. The course was accommodative and flexible for every student who might have their own timetable outside the university.

    I would strongly encourage you to read the latest prospectus and to contact or discuss with the school/course administrator who could link you to the programme director or lecturer for further information.

    Cheers, Kent

  4. I am really interested in your course for my Masters degree. But I was wondering whether I would be eligible for it, when having done an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science or if I would have to study Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine/Physiotherapy first?

    Hi there, it is great that you have an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine. I think having a medical or a physiotherapy background would be important as the course itself is more toward clinical practice in Football Medicine. However, if you were from different background, I would strongly encourage you to read the latest prospectus and to contact the school/course administrator who could link you to the programme director or lecturer for further information. Cheers, Kent

  5. Hi, I am currently in my last year of bachelors in India. What is your perspective of being a foreign student in UK and what are the difficulties you have faced in the initial stages?

    Hi,

    Sorry our mentor has not yet replied. We have a vibrant postgraduate social group that includes a lot of international students. Here is their website: https://www.guildofstudents.com/studentgroups/societies/pgmsa/.

    Their email address is there and if you contact them they will be able to answer your questions more fully.

    Best wishes, Tom

  6. What was your motivation for undertaking postgraduate study?

    As a medical graduate, I was keen on continuing my study and felt that I had opportunity to improve myself academically and non-academically. Postgraduate study will help me to ensure my personal and professional development also strengthen my research understanding and its application. I would be able to improve my competency level and build my credentials as a professional.

  7. Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?

    I am always excited for studying in the heart of England as an international student destination, with its vast opportunities and extensive links to healthcare and research institutions. As a leading university in the UK, I believed the University of Birmingham was an excellent choice and would benefit me greatly in achieving my future success in order to deliver significant contribution for Indonesian football.

  8. What, for you, are the best things about the course?

    The main reason that compels me to apply for MSc in Exercise and Sport Medicine (Football) at University of Birmingham was that it provides a wide opportunity to learn from world-class curriculum since this programme has been developed through a partnership between The Football Association and the University of Birmingham. By that reason, the programme would be more comprehensive than other universities’ programmes - which provide football medicine only as a specialisation of their master degree in sport medicine, and supported by its renowned and qualified teaching and research staffs, will be a suitable medium for succeeding my MSc project.

  9. How have you funded your postgraduate studies?

    I had received an award from Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia. Indonesian government granted me a full scholarship which enable me to pursue my degree in Birmingham.