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Brunel University London

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Coaching)

UCAS Code: C610

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in Bioscience, Health, Foresnsic science, Nutrition, Psychology, Science or Sport course

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M2,M2,M3

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

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in at least one of the following subjects: 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, Business, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences with an A level grade B from one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education. Applicants taking two BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas or a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma with a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate may be considered, when the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is in Sport, Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC including one of the following subjects: 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 Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in Applied Science, Business, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences with an A level grade B from one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education. Applicants taking two BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas or a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma with a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate may be considered, when the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is in Sport, Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC including one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including at least one of the following subjects: 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.

52%
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

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Sports coaching

Sport Science at Brunel is ranked second in London (The Complete University Guide 2018) and in the World Top 100 for Sports Subjects (QS Top Universities 2017).
Here the focus is on the evaluation and application of different pedagogical approaches within the coaching setting, enabling you to better understand the learning and developmental needs of athletes.
At Brunel we have some of the best university sports facilities in the UK. We have an international reputation for sporting excellence – some of the world’s top athletes come to train on our campus. Our world-class sporting facilities include a running track used by Usain Bolt, who told the BBC: “Brunel is awesome! We come here every summer and they really show us a lot of love”. The facilities include an Indoor Athletic Centre with international standard 400m six-lane running track; a Sports Centre with squash, basketball and netball courts and climbing wall; and outdoor all- weather pitches and tennis courts.
We also have great links with sporting bodies and companies with our academics leading the way in generating new knowledge in Sports Sciences. If you are a talented athlete coming to study any subject at Brunel, there are opportunities for sport scholarships. So, if you love sport and you’re fascinated by the human body, one of our Sport Sciences degrees could be for you.
Opt for our sandwich course and you’ll gain fantastic work experience on a placement with one of our partner organisations. Previous students have spent time at primary and secondary schools, Christ’s Hospital, Leeds City College, Sussex County Cricket Club, Hays Personnel and Featherstone Rovers. You’ll have the chance to apply to our American Exchange programme, spending a year at San Francisco State University. All undergraduate Sport Sciences students are eligible to apply and two are selected every year. We offer five other courses that let you explore your particular interests: Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Human Performance) BSc, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences BSc, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Development) BSc, Physical Education and Youth Sport BSc, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences with Business Studies BSc. We also offer Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc, ideal for students with an interest in sports psychology.
You’ll have the option of undertaking a professional placement year on any of these courses.

Modules

Typical modules in year 1: Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Research and Learning Skills I, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Introduction Social Sciences of Sport, Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing, Synoptic study I.

Typical modules in year 2: Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse, Physical Literacy & Child Development, Research & Learning Skills II, Work-based Learning I, Pedagogy & Policy: Individual Needs, Synoptic Study II.

Typical modules in year 3: Major Project, Pedagogy & Policy: Critical Issues, Physical Literacy & the Learning Environment, Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing, Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles, Employability & Professional Development, Synoptic Study III.

Please visit our website for full course details.

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
£16,200
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


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

Sorry, no information to show

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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B
359

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Road transport drivers
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

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

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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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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