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Loughborough University

Sport and Exercise Psychology

UCAS Code: C8C6

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

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/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL with 4 at SL in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

D

BTEC National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D

BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

BTEC National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Grades AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

48%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

This exciting programme will appeal to students with an interest in both psychology and sport.

Beyond studying all major areas of psychological science, this programme focuses on the application of psychology to sport, performance and exercise environments.

Through teaching and independent research, students will gain knowledge and skills related to pursuing a career as a psychologist specialising in sport and supporting athlete performance, health and wellbeing.

This course is taught within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include foundations in core psychology
topics (cognitive psychology, biological psychology,
social psychology, developmental psychology, research
methods, and historical and conceptual issues), sport
and exercise psychology, teaching and coaching and
options from other psychology courses.
Year 2:
Areas studied include cognitive, biological, social and
developmental psychology, research methods, personality
and individual differences, psychological issues and
strategies in sport, group dynamics in sport, exercise
psychology and options from other psychology courses.
Final year:
Areas studied include performance psychology for
sporting excellence, psychology in physical education
and youth sport, applied exercise psychology, the science
of elite performance, plus optional modules from other
psychology courses and a supervised research project.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.
Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

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:

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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.

86%
high
Sport and exercise psychology

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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
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
89%
IT resources
95%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
399

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.

Psychology

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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Health professionals
8%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sport and exercise psychology

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

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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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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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