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Main entry requirements
AAA including at least one of the following preferred subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Physical Education / Sports Science and English Literature or English Language. Some offers of AAB will be made to those with multiple A-Levels from the above list who also have exceptional supporting statements. Practical Science is not required.
AA, plus Highers at majority A/B grades.
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus an A Level at grade A in a preferred subject: Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Physical Education / Sports Science and English Literature or English Language. BTEC (Sport) will not be accepted with A Level Physical Education / Sports Science.
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers48%
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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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Sport and exercise is a huge and rapidly expanding global industry, while levels of public fitness and participation in physical activity are issues on the political agenda. For this reason, sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand, particularly given the drive of professional athletes to maximise their potential. This degree course offers you the opportunity to study Sport and Exercise Science at one of the UK’s leading universities. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the Sport and Exercise Sciences across a wide range of disciplines, which will allow you to apply this knowledge and understanding in the context of sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing. You will benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories which will allow you to develop your practical, scientific and laboratory skills, enabling you to apply your knowledge to sport, exercise and other contexts. You will be part of a school and university that is uniquely associated with sport. The modular structure of the degree (and wide range of options) enables you to tailor your studies towards your own career aspirations. There continues to be extensive investment in the facilities within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, making it a great place to study. As an undergraduate student, you have access to the very best facilities - including specialist teaching and research laboratories for human and exercise physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, biomechanics, motor control and psychology. The academic expertise and research of our internationally-renowned staff informs teaching across all degree programmes, ensuring the very best learning experience. Loughborough University continues to make a significant contribution to sport and exercise in the UK as a centre of excellence in research in the biological, psychological and social sciences; as well as innovation in physical activity, health, coaching and sports technology. Loughborough University research supported Team GB in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Loughborough is also home to a new £10 million, pioneering National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Year 1: Areas studied include exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, psychology, sociology, coaching and pedagogy, physical activity and health, and sport management. Year 2: Areas studied include developing research skills plus a range of optional modules. Final year: Areas studied include a wide range of optional modules reflecting all the disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science plus a research project.
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.
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