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Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements


112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.

104-112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by two A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths: C/4. Functional Skills (Level 2) English/Maths: Pass. Key Skills Communication: Pass. Key Skills Application of Number: Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

112 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

**Why study BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at BU?**

- Designed to help make you more employable, you can expect to learn through practical experience; backing up the theory you will study through laboratory and fieldwork

- Use our human performance laboratories to assess and learn how to make improvements to the performance of athletes or sports teams and the health of individuals

- Make the most of our relationship with our partner, AFC Bournemouth, with guest speakers and volunteering opportunities

- We have strong links with some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities

- Choose from either a six or 30-week work placement, giving you the chance to make professional connections within the industry, as well as putting your learning into practice

- An optional alternative to final year dissertation project – a research expedition conducting in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance event.

Modules

Key areas of study include: Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise; Principles of Sport & Exercise Physiology; Principles of Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Fitness Assessments for Sport, Exercise & Health; Principle of Food & Nutrition; Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise; Advances in Sport & Exercise Physiology; Advances in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics; Advances in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Sport and Event Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

58%
low
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport & exercise science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sports and fitness occupations
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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Same University
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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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