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Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

At least two science subjects from the following: biology (preferable), chemistry, maths, physics, psychology. Human biology is considered on a case by case basis. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately (waived for 2021/22 application cycle).. Alternatively, AB at A level (two from biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and psychology) PLUS one D* BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate in PE, Sport & Exercise Science or any other Science subject (equivalent to 1 A level).

Access to HE Diploma

D:40

Access to Science is accepted. 45 credits at level 3 with 15 credits from chemistry and 15 credits from biology, 40 credits at distinction overall. Applicants must still meet the GCSE requirements to be considered.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE requirements - five A (7) - C (4) grades including maths and English language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including 5 and 6 in Biology and a second science subject from: chemistry, maths, physics, psychology, at Higher Level. Human biology is considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must have achieved 4 in standard level maths and 4 in English A at standard level or 5 in English B at standard level.

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

D*

Acceptable in combination with 2 A-level qualifications (AB) which meet the science requirements. Contact the school for details.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

At least two science subjects from the following: biology (preferable), chemistry, maths, physics, psychology. Human biology is considered on a case by case basis. Offers made in combination with Scottish Higher qualification, grades AABBB

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Offers made in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Higher grades of AA, with at least two science subjects from the following: biology (preferable), chemistry, maths, physics, psychology. Human biology is considered on a case by case basis.

Contact the school for details

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

You’ll study in state-of-the-art labs in the David Ross Sports Village, using specialist biomechanics and exercise physiology equipment. You'll also access the facilities in our Medical School, which includes a dissection suite.

Being part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences means we can draw on the expertise of our academics and share the latest knowledge across the medical and biological sciences.

Optional advanced study modules are available. You'll build a professional portfolio and complete a research project in a topic of your choice in your final year.

Modules

In year one, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of exercise physiology, psychology and functional anatomy. You'll also study biochemistry, cell biology and biomechanics. You'll gain lab experience and complete a first aid qualification as part of your Personal Development Portfolio.

In year two, teaching expands to include nutrition and how the body responds to environmental stress. You’ll study biomechanics and psychology in more depth, as well as taking a closer look at the musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.

You can choose four advanced optional modules in year three, to study alongside your research project.

The research project is an exciting opportunity to consolidate your learning while exploring an area you find interesting. You'll work alongside a research group in the University, with supervision from a research-active academic.

For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£26,500
per year
International
£26,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Life 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.

45%
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

55%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
55%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
27%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
B

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.

Biological and sport 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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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.

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