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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Sport and Exercise Sciences

UCAS Code: C606
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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


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


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

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Course description

This degree takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of sport, exercise and physical activity. You will study the core subjects of physiology and psychology along with a range of other disciplines. The degree prepares you for employment in a diverse range of careers across sport, exercise and physical activity, whether that is in elite sport, within a clinical or health setting or as a fitness professional. In addition many of our students also go on to complete a PGCE to become a teacher or undertake a Master or MPhil/PhD. The course ranked highly in the most recent National Student Survey achieving 91% and comments reflect the enthusiasm that the staff have for the subject, making it interesting and stimulating for the students. The department pride themselves in the relationship that they have with students on the course, and Wrexham Glyndŵr University as a whole is ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching quality.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In your first year you will focus on developing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work within a sport or exercise environment. You will develop valuable study and research skills. MODULES Developing Personal, Professional & Academic Skills Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Psychology – developing the individual Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Introduction to Performance Analysis Fundamental Movement Skills YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In your second year you will apply your knowledge to sport, exercise and physical activity. MODULES Enhancing Personal, Professional and Academic Development Applied Exercise Physiology Psychology: Enhancing Performance Physical Activity and Health Plus two optional modules from the following: Applied Performance Analysis Training for Sport and Exercise Theoretical and Practical Insights into Physical Education YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) In your final year, you will undertake an independent research project enabling you to investigate an area of your choice and increasing your employability, you will also have the opportunity to specialise by choosing option modules. MODULES Independent Study Sport and Exercise Physiology in an Applied Setting Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 Plus two optional modules from the following: Physical Activity, Health and Disease Notation Analysis of Sport Applied Technique Analysis Working in the Sport or Exercise Environment The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
28% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
339 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
39% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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 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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