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Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education (with placement year)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including at least one of the following preferred subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Physical Education / Sports Science and English Literature or English Language.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Majority 7/6 (A/B) grades at GCSE including minimum grade 6/B in Maths, English Language and a Science. GCSE entry requirement exceptions: GCSE Maths Grade 6 There is no flexibility in this requirement. However, we will consider a grade B in Level 3 Core Maths as a suitable alternative. GCSE Science Grade 6 We can consider Grade 5 in GCSE Science where the applicant is taking a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) at A Level. GCSE English Language Grade 6 If you have achieved Grade 4 or 5 in GCSE English Language, we can still consider an application if you have Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature and are predicted at least AAB (or AA + D*) with As in preferred A level subjects We may also consider applicants with a contextual indicator who have achieved Grade 5 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature (or a Grade 4 in one and a Grade 6 in the other) and are predicted at least ABB (or AB +D*). Please refer to our Contextual Admissions Policy for further information on contextual indicators used by the University.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) to include at least one of the following preferred subjects at Higher Level: Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, PE / Sports Science.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DDD

We will consider the below BTEC National Extended Diplomas as standalone qualifications: RQF BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science - DDD with Distinctions in two of the following: units 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12,13 RQF BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport - DDD with Distinctions in two of the following units: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19, 23, 24 RQF BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science, Analytical and Forensic Science or Physical Science) - DDD If you are not sure whether you are taking the RQF reformed BTEC National qualification or the QCF unreformed BTEC qualification, or you are not sure of the exact title of your BTEC qualification, please check with your school or college. If you are studying towards a BTEC Level 3 qualification in another subject-area (e.g. Sport and Outdoor Activities; Sport, Fitness and Personal Training; Sporting Excellence and Performance; Sports Coaching and Development; QCF Sport and Exercise Science) we are only able to consider an application from you if you are also studying an A level in one of our preferred subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, English Literature/Language. RQF BTEC National Diploma – preferred BTEC + 1 preferred A Level = DD+A RQF BTEC National Diploma/QCF Diploma – other BTEC + 1 preferred A Level = D*D*+A RQF BTEC National Extended Certificate – preferred BTEC + 2 preferred A Levels = D+AB RQF BTEC National Extended Certificate – preferred BTEC + 1 preferred A Level + other A Level = D+AB RQF BTEC National Extended Certificate/ QCF Subsidiary Diploma – other BTEC subject + 2 preferred A Level = D*+AB RQF BTEC National Extended Certificate/ QCF Subsidiary Diploma – other BTEC subject + 1 preferred A Level + other A Level = D*+AA NB: All GCSE requirements are remaining the same – majority of results at 6 and above, including Maths, Science and English Language.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

This course will allow you to develop a critical, theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of Sport, Coaching and Physical Education, as well as physiology, physical activity and health, skill acquisition, psychology and sport sociology.

By choosing to study Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) you will benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities. These will allow you to develop your teaching and coaching skills, as well as academic and scientific skills and will enable you to apply your knowledge and understanding to sport, education, health and other contexts.

You will also take a series of modules which have been specifically designed to develop your research, vocational and employability skills, placing you in the best possible position to secure appropriate employment upon graduation.

The modular structure of the degree will enable you to tailor your studies towards your career aspirations. It is likely to be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue careers in the fields of coaching, education, sport policy, physical activity and health promotion and/or allied professions.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 30% coursework and 70% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework.

Coursework may comprise a variety of tasks including individual essays, project reports, reflective portfolios, lab reports, video diaries, group work and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£24,650
per year
International
£24,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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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.

93%
high
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
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?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£19k

£19k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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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