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Swansea University

Sport & Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Recommended subjects include: Maths; Biology; Physics; Chemistry; PE or Psychology. However, individual profiles will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 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


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

Not available

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

Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea University is ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times Good University Guide 2018. This course covers the factors that influence participation and personal performance in sports and looks at methods by which these factors may be investigated. We prepare you for a career in the world of sport. Our research is cutting-edge and we enjoy high-profile placements with major sporting teams and venues. This degree will train you for a career as a sport and exercise scientist and also provide other rewarding career opportunities in roles as diverse as Performance Scientist, Strength and Conditioning Practitioner, Cardiac Physiologist, Performance Analyst, and in physical activity and health promotion. Sport and Exercise Science enjoys high-quality facilities in the Engineering Quarter at the brand new £450 million Bay Campus. The development includes specialist laboratories and excellent computing facilities. Sports Science students make extensive use of the dedicated Biomechanics and Technology Laboratory and Exercise Physiology Laboratory. The Sports Science department has close links with: Diabetes UK; Swansea NHS Trust; UK Sport; Sport Wales; Welsh Rugby Union; International Rugby Board (IRB). This degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES’ endorsement scheme is the recognised standard for all sport and exercise science undergraduate degree programmes and only the highest calibre courses pass its rigorous assessments. 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) – the average salary for our Sports Science graduates is £18,000.


Year 1 Areas studied typically include: - Biomechanics and Technology - Human Anatomy - Human Physiology - Psychological Dimensions of Sport - Research Methods and Ethics - Strength and Conditioning Year 2 Areas studied typically include: - Employability, Innovation and Engagement - Ethics of Doping: Health, Sport and Society - Exercise Science (Interventions and Applications) - Human Nutrition - Kinanthropometry - Psychological Dimensions of Sport (Adolescents) Year 3 Areas studied typically include: - Health Related Exercise - Psychological Principles of Sport (Elite Performers) - Sport and Exercise Physiology - Sport, Diet and Disease - Sports Biomechanics

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are leisure and travel services


Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


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 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.
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