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Middlesex University

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C615

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

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or PE or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Overview
Sport and exercise is a million-dollar industry with a vast scope from Olympic athletes, to personal fitness, to health. With a science-based approach, this degree primes the very best graduates with the understanding and skills in biomechanics, physiology and psychology to support everyone to reach their full potential.

Why study BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Middlesex University?
This degree is broad in scope, allowing you to study the full potential of sports and exercise sciences, and gain an expert knowledge and understanding of scientific methods from sports psychology to the study of the human form. Our staff are active sports professionals and many are involved in coaching, sport rehabilitation and sport performance and maintain close links with industry, integrating professional practice into your studies.

You will graduate with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in the sport and exercise industry and be well-prepared to enter a broad range of careers working with athletes to support their development or helping people at all levels of fitness to stay healthy. All of this takes place in the modern facilities at Allianz Park which include research labs, and rehabilitation, conditioning and health and fitness suites.

Course highlights

We are one of the UK's leading universities for sports education, ranked top modern university in London for sport and exercise science (Complete University Guide 2016)
You will complete 50 hours of placements each year, giving you crucial practical experience
We work closely with prestigious sports organisations like Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Saracens Rugby Club, enabling you to build professional contacts while you study
We produce self-disciplined, professional sports graduates, who perform at the highest level; our students even competed and won a medal at the London Olympics (2012)
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Movement Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory, Fundamentals of Physical Education and Coaching (15 credits) - Compulsory, Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science (30 credits) - Compulsory, Fundamentals of Training Principles in Sport and Exercise (30 credits) - Compulsory, Professional Skills and Work Based Learning (30 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 2: Applied Performance Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory, Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits) - Compulsory, Applied Physiology and Biomechanics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Applied Sport Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory, Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 3: Work Based Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory, Advanced Physiology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Advanced Biomechanics (15 credits) - Compulsory, Advanced Sport Psychology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Advanced Sport and Exercise Science (30 credits) - Compulsory, Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

London Sport Institute

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.

66%
low
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

77%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Managers and proprietors in other 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.

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