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Newman University

Sport and Exercise Studies

UCAS Code: C600
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Certificate
MM

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Award
M

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 260 UCAS Tariff points (check UCAS Tariff).

International Baccalaureate
26

Pass Baccalaureate. Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

82%

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

The course has a large amount of practical and sports laboratory based work. You are encouraged to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations. Fieldwork is regarded as an important part of the course too. Residential field trips will give you experience of a wide range of outdoor activities. The Work Placement double-module provides a 'real' opportunity to experience a work placement within the sector of your choice. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake a wide range of coaching courses offered by national coaching bodies, facilitated by Newman staff. A double-module project in the final year provides you with the opportunity to gain greater specialist knowledge by carrying out a significant piece of research in an area of personal academic interest, practical significance and/or vocational relevance. The teaching methods and course content are informed by relevant professional bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Association of Physical Education (AfPE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). At Newman you are taught by active researchers who apply their expertise in the world of sport. The lecturers on this course regularly present at international conferences and provide sports science support to elite level athletes.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to sport and exercise psychology; introduction to physiology of exercise; research methods 1 (an introduction to research methods in sport and exercise); sports in society; pedagogy and coaching; motor learning and skill acquisition; introduction to human movement analysis; introduction to UK sport and exercise policy and management. Year 2: Psychological principles of sport and exercise; physiological bases of sport and exercise; research methods 2 (measurement and analysis); sociological perspectives on contemporary issues in sport; pedagogy and coaching 2; work placement; biomechanical basis of human movement; development of UK sports policy and management; applied sport science 1. Year 3: Issues in sport and exercise psychology; applied sociology of sport; pedagogical studies in physical education; challenges to UK sport policy; applied sport science 2; psychology of optimal performance; current issues in exercise science; exercise prescription for health and fitness; critical issues in physical education; dissertation in sports studies.

Newman University

The library by dusk

As a small University based in Birmingham with around 2,800 students, we're committed to providing a welcoming and friendly community for all students. We're proud of our student-centred ethos, and provide a challenging and supportive environment for students to realise their full potential whilst here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

17%
75%
8%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
7%
56%
37%

Year 1

25%
40%
35%

Year 2

25%
45%
30%

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 95%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
23% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
29% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

16%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

14%

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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