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Loughborough University

Geography and Sport Science

UCAS Code: FC86

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including Geography

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

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/

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

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 points with 6 6 5 at HL including HL Geography

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Grades H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Geography, English and Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level Geography at grade B

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Physical geographical sciences

Sport and exercise sciences

This joint honours course allows students to extend their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet while also developing a theoretical and practical understanding of sports sciences in the UK’s leading School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Students spend equal amounts of time studying each subject in each year and there is the opportunity to explore relationships between Geography and Sport Science in an optional final year dissertation.

The Geography modules span human and physical geography in first year ensuring students have a sound understanding of how social and physical processes vary within the context of places and regions. In second and final years students can specialise in one or the other if they wish, or continue to maintain a balance between the two.

What makes Geography at Loughborough distinctive is our world-renowned expertise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. In human geography we focus on Globalization and on Geographies of Social and Political Differences. In physical geography the emphasis is on Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and on Environmental Systems and Resource Management.

In Sport Science the main themes include teaching and coaching, sport pedagogies and sport physiology and psychology and modules are available to develop students’ interest progressively across all three years of study. Practical skills are developed in teaching and coaching which students study the knowledge, skills and understanding underpinning selected sports.

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include human geography, physical
geography, and academic and professional study skills.
Sport science topics include sociology of sport pedagogy,
teaching and coaching, physical activity and health, and
sports and exercise psychology.
Year 2:
Areas studied include a full range of human geography,
physical geography, and fieldclass modules. Sport
science topics are selected from a wide range of
optional modules.

Final year:
Areas studied include a full range of optional geography
modules and the option of conducting independent
research. Sport science topics are selected from a wide
range of optional modules.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed either by examination, by a combination of coursework and examinations, or entirely by coursework.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
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:

Geography

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.

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.

Physical geographical 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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
362

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
423

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.

Physical geographical 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.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are two options for geography studies: the one we're talking about here is physical geography (there is also an option for geography courses with a more human or social steer). Like a lot of sciences, quite a few graduates in physical geography — about one in five — go on to further study, mainly for one-year Masters courses, and not just in geography, but in environmental sciences, conservation and in courses where we don't have enough graduates like planning and surveying. And in the world of work, graduates often go into environment, surveying and heritage work - and teaching. These are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills and so careers such as marketing, business analysis, sports and management are also popular and it's often easy to convert or retrain once you have a geography degree.

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.

£25,000
high
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

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Teaching and educational 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.

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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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