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Canterbury Christ Church University

Sport and Exercise Science and Tourism and Leisure Studies

UCAS Code: NC86
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA/BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
81% MED
70% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

Not Available

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

Our selection of Combined Honours courses, one of the most extensive in the United Kingdom, enables you to diversify your learning and employability skills. Study for a degree that combines two different subjects; beneficial to those who have particular cross-discipline interests or those who are not yet sure what they want to specialise in. Visit our website to find out more about Combined Honours courses and what benefits they can offer you.

Modules

Sport and exercise science Year 1: Core modules: Orientation to higher education; introduction to research in sport and exercise; introduction to the psychology of sport, exercise and skill acquisition; introduction to biomechanics in sport and exercise; introduction to sport and exercise physiology; introduction to sport, culture and society; sport, exercise and fitness. Year 2: Core modules: Research methods in sport and exercise. Optional modules choose five from: Psychology of sport; psychology of exercise and health; perceptual and motor skills in sport coaching; sport and exercise biomechanics; sport and exercise training; nutrition for sport and exercise; sporting identities and lifestyles. Year 3: Core modules: Individual research project; applied research study. Optional modules choose five from: Applied sport psychology; psychology of sport coaching; applied exercise and health psychology; performance biomechanics; sporting extremes; physical activity and health; re-thinking sport, health and body cultures. Tourism and leisure studies Year 1: Core modules: Introduction to tourism studies; introduction to leisure studies; research methods 1; orientation to higher education. Year 2: Core modules: Research methods. Optional modules: Place, environment and culture; sport and leisure policies; tourism and events policy and development; events staging; vocational experience. Year 3: Optional modules: Tourism, leisure and events marketing; service management for tourism, leisure and events industries; research project or individual study; tourism and development in the developing world; heritage, entertainment and the arts.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Cathedral

We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
60%
12%

Year 1

97%
3%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

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 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
28% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness 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 and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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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 76%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

68%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

29%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did a lot better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.
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