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St Mary's University, Twickenham

Physical and Sport Education

UCAS Code: CX6H
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

97%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
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

Our standard offer to applicants who are studying A Level is 112 points.We will ask for this to be made up of two B grades, excluding General Studies. The remaining 32 points can be made up of any combination of qualification, including general studies.

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBB

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

97%

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

£9,000

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

St Maryâ??s University has an incredibly strong reputation for Physical Education teaching and sports performance. The campus itself is greenly-rural, yet London-urban, located amongst many partnership organisations for students to access for their own work based development. The uniqueness of the course is displayed in the variety of sports industry modules options on offer, enabling students to choose several career pathways. The course highly regards innovative use of technology to enhance the student experience, particularly in relation to supporting development of studentsâ?? teaching and coaching practice. St Mary's has established strong links with over 200 schools that form our teaching partnerships and provide a diverse range of teaching settings for our students to gain work placement experience. We also have strong links with a Premier League football club, where there are invaluable qualification and work-based learning opportunities. The course is further supported by a team of lecturers who have a wide range of expertise in academic and industry fields, national and Olympic/Paralympic sport arenas and professional expertise and experience in PE and sport, who make every effort to know their students by name, not by number.

Modules

Level 1: modules include: understanding research â?? an introduction to applied university studies; practical and personal development â?? pe and sport education through practical activities; introduction to physical activity and maturation â?? physical development to be physically literate; physical literacy and sport education â?? participation and promotion of physical literacy, sport and coaching. Level 2: skills for independent study â?? research; community placement: sporting envoy; teaching and learning: physical education; adapted physical education and sport; applied physical literacy; physical and health behaviour; physical development for physical literacy; games literacy 1; legislation and leadership in sport; social issues in physical and sport education; teaching and learning: primary physical education. Level 3: major independent study; research paper; work based learning; PE: curriculum, teaching and learning; teaching and learning: 14 - 19 pathways; games literacy 2; physical literacy and physical activity for older adults; sport education and the young person; global studies in PE and sport; projects and initiatives in PE and sport; value and ethics in sport and physical education.

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Campus

St Mary's University is unique in every sense of the word. As a student here, you'll be a part of more than an academic institution you'll also be in a close-knit community which has always valued diversity, sporting and academic brilliance and a sense of fun! Strawberry Hill House, a 300 year-old piece of gothic architecture, is the campus focal point.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
78%
4%

Year 2

15%
80%
5%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
83%
17%

Year 1

92%
8%

Year 2

72%
28%

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 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
20% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
45% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

18%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

10%

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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