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University of Leeds

Sport and Exercise Sciences

UCAS Code: C601

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Including a science subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Physical Education. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or the Cambridge International Project Qualification (Cambridge IPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be ABB at A-level and grade A in the EPQ (BSc applicants) or AAB and grade A in the EPQ (MSci applicants).

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, graded at D45M0P0 to D39M6P0 including distinctions in Biology and Mathematics or Chemistry. Accept Access courses in Applied Science and Science. Will also consider (depending on subject content): • Biochemical Sciences • Biological and Environmental Science • Biological and Health Science • Biological Sciences • Biosciences • Combined Sciences • Environmental Science • Life and Biological Science • Life Science • Medical and Health Science Professions • Natural Sciences • Physical & Natural Sciences.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M1

Including D3 in a science subject. Global Perspectives excluded. When an applicant is taking Global Perspectives this can be considered alongside Pre-U subjects and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. This would be D3/M1/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (BSc applicants) or D3/D3/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (MSci applicants).

Applicants offering an EPQ or IPQ qualification will receive a standard offer, as shown above, plus an alternative offer. The alternative offer would be ABB including a science subject plus grade A in EPQ / IPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

(18-17 at Higher Level) including 6 in a science OR Sports, Exercise and Health Science.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2-H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3


Including H2 science (Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry).

Applicants with BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma qualifications must have at least one science or psychology at A2-level A-level. Applicants with BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualifications must have at least 2 A-Levels and at least one of these should be in a science subject. Preferred BTEC qualification subjects include Applied Science or Sport and Exercise Science. Offers would be in the range A/B in the A-level subjects and Distinctions in the BTEC qualification.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB-ABBBB, with AA-AB in 2 Advanced Highers including a science subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Physiology

Studying an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise sciences at the University of Leeds will provide you with knowledge and understanding of how the body and mind respond to, and learn from, the particular demands placed on them in sport and exercise.

You will study four core disciplines: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and sport and exercise psychology. You will explore how these can be applied across a range of settings in order to optimise sport performance, improve health and disease outcomes, and inform rehabilitation strategy.

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You will undertake an extended research project and study advanced research topics.

You will be able to make an impact with this degree as sport and exercise science has an important role in our current society, ranging from improving sports performance in elite athletes to reducing the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity. By improving our understanding of how the body and mind respond and adapt to exercise, we can develop new research-based approaches to enhance performance and health.

**Course highlights:**
- Number 1 in the UK for ‘world-leading’ research in the area of sport and exercise science (Research Excellence Framework (REF) for UK higher education).

- Over 90% of students are highly satisfied with our degree programme (NSS 2019).

- Excellent range of optional modules with a research-orientated focus, including physical activity across the lifespan, systems neurophysiology, and elements of human nutrition.

- Highly supportive learning environment, with one-on-one academic mentoring and frequent tutoring sessions.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological 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.

81%
med
Sport and exercise sciences
77%
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Physiology

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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
99%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Physiology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
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

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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 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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

Physiology

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
97%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Health associate professionals
12%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

Physiology

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

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

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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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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