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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% 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

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBC

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

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

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 Mary's has a good reputation for sport and strive to continually improve this and our excellent teaching standards. In this vibrant and exciting programme you will study a range of academic disciplines related to understanding and improving sports performance. St Maryâ??s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees. Our Sport Science degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) (pathway specific) and many staff are active professional members of BASES. The academic and applied expertise of our staff closely informs teaching across the degrees, and is supported by research, ensuring excellence in our teaching. Our degree structure provides a stepping-stone to careers in sport-related fields and equips you with a range of skills valued by all graduate employers.

Modules

Level 1: 6 core modules provide grounding in all concepts of sport science, as well as the contexts in which these may be applied. Level 2: Students are required to probe more deeply into relevant theory and practice to understand the context of sport science and to develop skills of investigating and reporting. Level 3: Students take greater responsibility for constructing their programme according to their interests; theoretical work focuses on advanced issues and research within a variety of modules; practical work probes the nature, implementation and evaluation of training programmes in a chosen sport or activity.

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

22%
78%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
16%
71%
13%

Year 1

25%
60%
15%

Year 2

9%
66%
25%

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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