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Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport Science and Human Physiology

UCAS Code: S1P6

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology or Human Biology and a Pass in the Biology A level practical assessment.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Tariff

104-112
78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Physiology

Sport and exercise sciences

Drawing upon the research and teaching expertise of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the School of Healthcare Science, this innovative new programme explores the interface between sport science and human structure and function, combining units of study in sport and physiology.

Based in Manchester with access to world-class teaching and research facilities, the programme will develop strong theoretical and practical knowledge of both subjects. You will gain a clear understanding of scientific investigation, develop an evidence-based approach in relation to sport science and physiology and explore current issues.

Your physiology studies will enable you to develop strong theoretical and practical appreciation of human physiology with particular focus on physical activity and health. This will be complemented by a rounded study of sport including the development of knowledge and skills appropriate to work environments in sport and physical activity.

In your final year, you will work more independently in areas of your choice and you will be encouraged to criticise, analyse and interpret information in your research or an applied project.

Features and benefits of the course :
? We have a reputation for excellent academic programmes, high student satisfaction and world-class research within Sport Science and Physiology.
? Our Sport Scientists regularly work with Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes including Dame Sarah Storey DBE and Barney Storey MBE.
? We have new high spec teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment including a ground-breaking point-of-care testing and clinical skills lab, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance labs and a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology.
? Our £3m building for Biomedicine houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting.
? The School of Healthcare Science has over 30 years' experience in delivering high quality healthcare science programmes and in providing excellent teaching and student support as recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
? Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Exercise and Sport Science

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.

83%
med
Physiology
77%
med
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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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
96%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A
381

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B
331

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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Therapy professionals
17%
Natural and social science professionals
6%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is much the most popular of the four. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have excellent employment rates - although all the subjects under this group do better than average. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study — usually moving on to a medical degree - and neurosciences graduates opt for a more academic route in study. Pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a large majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2016, usually either in hospitals or private practice. There are shortages of graduates in all of these disciplines although issues with funding roles, particularly in physiotherapy, still mean that these degrees are not a guaranteed path to a job - but the chances of getting a job are very good.

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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.

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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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