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Bournemouth University

Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences

UCAS Code: CX81
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Training teachers
Student score
80% MED
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% employed or in further study
97% MED
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Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 to 120 tariff points, including 2 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will gain an understanding of the principles of psychology as they relate to high performance sport. This course is ideal for applicants whose interests lie in sport science support, sport psychology, performance management, sports coaching, sporting participation, and teaching. 96% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things. You will also gain an extensive range of sporting experiences, coaching skills and professional awards, which will significantly complement your academic degree award. Additionally our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake postgraduate study and BASES accreditation to become a chartered sport and exercise scientist or to further study to complete BPS chartered status (graduate conversion in psychology).

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to sport and exercise psychology; principles of coaching; sport management; social perspectives in sport; research skills; functional anatomy. Year 2: Research methods; exercise physiology; psychology of exercise; psychology of human performance; developing coaching principles; personal and professional development in sport. Year 3: Minimum 40 weeks paid industrial placement, UK/Overseas opportunities. Year 4: Dissertation; Applied Sport Psychology; Performance Analysis. Plus choose 2 units from the following options: Applied physiology; consultancy project (sport); managing performance coaching; marketing and corporate communications; professionalism and leadership; sport, physical education and pedagogy; sport tourism; digital marketing; sport the law; sport, leisure and politics; sports injury and rehabilitation; sports marketing.

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

Year 3

8%
92%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are caring personal services

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses – check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles, usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. But, be aware that primary school jobs are in short supply in some parts of the country, so if you hope to teach primary school children, don't expect to automatically be able to do so in your local area - you may still have to follow the jobs. That said, teaching roles are there to be found country-wide.
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