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University of Suffolk

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
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Applicants must have a science based subject (P.E. and Psychology are accepted as science subjects).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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


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 BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Suffolk is comprised of three main scientific disciplines, according to national subject standards: physiology, biomechanics and psychology. We also specialise in exercise and sports nutrition, and this falls within the physiology subject area. The final subject area involves the vital research methods and statistical analyses subjects. These are highly valued by both sport and exercise science and general graduate employers. By keeping class sizes small we ensure you will be able to use all of the world-class research facilities during your studies. We do not rely on theoretical teaching alone, or just demonstrate tests and equipment to you. You will be able to use the research equipment in our laboratories, for each of the main subject areas in the degree. This provides you with excellent practical skills and the best possible student experience. Together, these promote and best develop subject knowledge and highly valued employability skills. Our students currently enjoy multiple work experience placements with Ipswich Town FC Academy, and internship opportunities with Allied Health Professionals. Graduate opportunities include employment in a diverse range of health, sport, exercise, and lifestyle related occupations; research project teams, postgraduate study and primary/secondary teaching (including physical education and the science subjects). Some possible (and recent) destinations of graduates include: sports performance physiologists, sports performance analysts, strength and conditioning practitioners, clinical exercise scientists, sports development officers, health and exercise advisors, GP referral exercise consultants, sport and/or exercise research scientists, and MSc and PhD studentships. Secondary science and physical education teaching (after a one-year teaching postgraduate course) have also been popular destinations. Given the degree is based on the natural sciences, the ability to teach both science and physical education are strongly supported.


University of Suffolk

Waterfront location

The University of Suffolk is a new kind of institution one that allows you to access the knowledge and resources of a range of partners, centres throughout Suffolk and beyond and our two validating universities, the Universities of East Anglia and Essex. The University of Suffolk offers an attractive portfolio of courses from applied social sciences, arts and humanities to nursing and midwifery.

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 82%
Student score 75% LOW
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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
252 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
39% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are childcare and related personal 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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