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Loughborough University

English and Sport Science

UCAS Code: QC36

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English at Grade B. Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate - Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

English studies

Sport and exercise sciences

Our BA English and Sport Science degree combines two exciting and challenging disciplines.

During your studies, you will spend equal amounts of time studying both English and Sport Science – which makes it the perfect choice should you have an interest in both of these subject areas.

Whilst each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will also discover productive connections and overlaps between them.

The English component of your English and Sport Science degree allows you to explore literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, providing a stimulating environment for your studies.

The English modules we offer on our English and Sport Science BA grow out of the current research interests and publications of our academic staff, making it possible for you to study the latest thinking in areas as diverse as the staging of Shakespeare, film studies and the analysis of poetry.

The sport science element of our English and Sport Science degree covers physiology, physical activity and health, psychology, sociology and sport pedagogy, which support a variety of potential careers in sport, health and/or education.

Modules

In your first year, our combination of core and optional modules will introduce you to all aspects of your English and Sport Science studies and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree.

In your second year, our core modules in English allow you to develop your understanding of the literature of different historical periods and to study a range of well-known and less familiar writings that will extend your knowledge and confidence in the subject. A choice of stimulating optional modules allows you to pursue particular intellectual passions and to deepen your understanding of the social, cultural and political contexts of the literary texts you are studying. In Sport Science, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of modules, allowing you to deepen your knowledge and competency in areas especially interesting to you. In the second year you will need to take one English core module, one core Sport Science module and choose four optional modules.

In your final year, our modules in both English and Sport Science give you the opportunity to specialise even further in your own areas of interest. The wide range of exciting course choices are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. Both sides of your course will enable you to study the texts, themes and contexts that you are passionate about. You may also elect to do a dissertation, allowing you to identify, research, and write on a subject area of your choice. There are no core English or Sport Science modules in the final year. Instead, you are permitted to choose options from a wide range totalling 120 credits, 60 credits of English modules and 60 credits of Sport Science modules.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

The English modules on this course are assessed solely through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. The Sport Science modules are assessed using group work, presentations, essays, multiple-choice tests and examinations.

Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work and peer assessments and dissertation. Exposure to a range of written and oral methods of communication builds effective and professional skill-sets for maximum employability.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

English and Drama

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.

79%
med
English studies
85%
high
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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

90%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

English studies (non-specific)

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance 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.

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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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