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Loughborough University

Geography and Sport Science

UCAS Code: FC86
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
80% MED
87% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19.5k HIGH
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including Geography, excluding General Studies

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades Geography.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

78%

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 Geography and Sport Science course is taught within a department that scored 94% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015. There are opportunities for students on all courses to spend a year abroad between their second and final year studies. These include studying at a European university through the Erasmus programme or studying further afield such as in Australia, Singapore or the USA. There is also the opportunity to work with community organisations mainly in developing countries through the Youth for Development programme offered by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).

Modules

Year 1: Tutorials; physical geography; human geography; environmental pollution; local area studies (techniques/projects) which includes local fieldwork; sports technology; fitness and training; optional modules: sport psychology; sports biomechanics; sociology of sport and leisure; exercise physiology; leadership behaviour. Year 2: Geographical concepts and methods; optional modules: environmental processes and change; human aspects of global change; geographical dimensions of economic development and social identity; non-thematic; sports technology; optional modules: coaching studies; growth and development; exercise physiology; sociology of sport; sport psychology; sport biomechanics; fitness and training; teaching studies; physical activity and special needs; comparative studies. Year 3: Geographical traditions; dissertation; optional modules: environmental processes and change; human aspects of global change; geographical dimensions of economic development and social identity; non-thematic; sports technology in 1 of the following: athletics; critical; gymnastics; hockey; rugby; soccer; swimming; tennis; optional modules: physical activity and special needs; comparative studies; physical education and contemporary education; sports nutrition; sociology of sport; sport psychology; sports biomechanics; physiology of exercise and health; physiology of maximum intensity exercise; exercise and health promotion.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
33%
9%

Year 1

63%
27%
10%

Year 2

29%
63%
8%

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 84%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
423 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £19.5k HIGH
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

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 94%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 £24k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. In the world of work, graduates often go into environment and heritage work, but also to general jobs in areas like marketing, business analysis and management, as these are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills.
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