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University of Aberdeen

Exercise and Health Science

UCAS Code: C601
MSci (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

A minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 A Levels at AAB, to include AB From Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers
AAAB

A minimum of 4 Highers at AAAB (C or B at AH may substitute for B or A at H respectively) obtained at a single sitting or a minimum of 5H at AAAAB obtained over two sittings. To include AB from Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 Advanced Highers at AAB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Science.

International Baccalaureate
34

A minimum of 34 points, with 6 points at HL required in Chemistry and Biology. For Second Year Entry, a minimum of 36 points, with 6 points minimum at HL required from Chemistry and Biology.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Not Available

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

Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) is an inter-disciplinary degree delivered by specialists in psychology, exercise sciences, basic biomedical sciences and public health.

Modules

First Year: Studies of basic disciplines occupy the first year of study. Sports Science, Psychology and Medical Sciences are introduced. Additional courses are selected from the science programme and other areas. Second Year: Further expansion of Sport Science and development of Exercise and Health studies are provided at this level. These are combined with more advanced studies in Psychology, Physiology and courses delivering key skills applicable to Sports Studies. Third Year: Sports Science, Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology form an important component of third year together with more specific studies on Anatomy, together with health-related issues including Nutrition, Health and Illness. Fourth Year (Honours): The Honours year comprises focused studies on Sports Studies research topics and a specialised project course covering aspects of physical conditioning. A comprehensive course promoting the physiological and psychological aspects of exercise and health completes the syllabus.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

12%
88%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
50%
5%

Year 1

33%
64%
3%

Year 2

67%
33%

Year 3

80%
20%

Year 4

35%
65%

Year 5

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 89%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are leisure and travel services

8%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

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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