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Brunel University London

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

UCAS Code: C607

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma Biomedical Science, Health, Forensic Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Science or Sport with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

including grade 5 at Higher Level in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

including H3 in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

DD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

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

D

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

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

DDD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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

77%
Applicants receiving offers

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 | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc gives students interested in pursuing careers in the sports and fitness industries a strong foundation in the sciences behind sport and exercise and how they relate to human performance and health.

You’ll learn how the human body works on physiological, biomechanical and psychological levels and how this can be applied to improve athletic performance, prevent injury, speed up rehabilitation and promote fitness and wellbeing.

You’ll develop the skills needed to monitor, evaluate, and enhance sport and exercise performance in laboratory and field settings and to design and conduct experiments with due regard for appropriate protocols, safety and participant consent.

Your studies will be further enhanced by some of the best sports facilities in the UK including our:
- Modern physiology and biomechanics laboratories

- Indoor athletics centre: an extensive indoor athletics facility

- Sports hall and indoor netball hall: a bespoke netball training facility

- Multi-use sports centre equipped with squash, basketball and netball courts and a superb climbing wall

- Members-only fitness suite featuring treadmills, cycles and rowing machines and a weight-training area with free and fixed weights

- Athletics track: an international-standard 400m six-lane track with full field event facilities

- Grass and third-generation (3G) all-weather pitches

- Outdoor tennis hard courts

We offer three study options. You can choose three years full-time, six years part-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations.

Modules

Typical Modules

Year 1
Fundamentals of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences
Introduction Social Sciences of Sport
Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy
Research & Learning Skills I
Synoptic study I

Year 2
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Delivery of Sports Development
Pedagogy and Policy: Individual needs
Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
Physical Literacy and the Learning Environment
Research & Learning Skills II
Synoptic Study II
Theory and Application in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Work-Based Learning
Young People, Sport and Identity

Year 3
Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles
Biomechanical Analysis Techniques
Critical pedagogy and learning environments
Employability & Professional Development
Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
Major Project
Managing Sports Development
Pedagogy & Policy: Critical Issues
Physiology of the High Performance Athlete
Sport, Media and Communication
Synoptic Study III

See the Brunel website for more information.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,355
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Life 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.

72%
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

75%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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