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Kingston University

Sport Science with Business

UCAS Code: C6N1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

At least one Sport or Science A-Level at grade C or above is required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points. An Access Course in the following areas are considered: Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Science for Health and Sport, Applied Science, Biological and Health Science and Health and Human Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

To include either Biology, Sport, PE, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology with a minimum of Higher Level grade 5 and English Language and Maths at Standard Level grade 5.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points to include at least one Sport or Science subject at minimum of H4.

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

DD

The following subjects are considered: Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science, Applied Biology.

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

MMM

BTEC's in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science, Applied Biology, Sport, Sport Studies, Sport (development, coaching and fitness), Sport (performance and excellence), Sport and Physical Activity Development, Sport Therapy are considered.

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points to include at least one Sport or Science subject at grade C or above.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Business studies

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– Kingston was ranked at number one in England and second in the UK for sport science (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

– This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

– This course received 100 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018 and 2019).

**About this course**

Are you passionate about sport and exercise? Would you enjoy a career where you worked to improve people’s sporting performance, fitness and health? There are increasing opportunities for sports scientists to work with athletes or conduct research.

This hands-on course studies the science that underpins sports participation and how the body’s performance can be improved. Topics include anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology. You’ll learn to monitor and assess health, fitness and performance.

You’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests and career goals. There is an option to study sports injuries and a project/ dissertation on a selected topic.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Year 1: LS4007 Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science; LS4008 Sport & Exercise Psychology; LS4009 Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology; LS4010 The Science and Practice of Coaching.
Year 2: LS5012 Research Methods in Exercise Science; LS5013 Sport and Exercise Psychology II; LS5014 Health & Exercise Physiology; LS5015 Analysis in Sport and Exercise; LS5016 Sport Coaching Theory.
Year 3: Sandwich year.
Year 4: LS6023 Sport Science Project or Dissertation; LS6018 Extreme Environments & Ergogenic Aids; LS6020 Biomechanics of Sport Performance and Injury; LS6021 Applied Notational Analysis; LS6022 Coaching Practice; LS6023 Project; LS6017 Exercise & Health Psychology; LS6019 Applied Sport Psychology

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory experience with access to high-specification physiology and biomechanics laboratories.

Assessment includes continuous assessment (eg essays, laboratory reports, presentations), thesis and exam.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Applied and Human Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

95%
high
Sport and exercise sciences
77%
med
Business studies

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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

92%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
38%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Business studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Secretarial and related occupations

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.

Business studies

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Business & administrative studies

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

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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