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Abertay University

Sport & Exercise

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
79% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths

Scottish Highers

To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Sport (Performance and Excellence) Sport and Exercise Sciences

International Baccalaureate

To include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE or Maths at S5 or H4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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


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

With the UK's aspiration for sporting success on the world stage, together with the spotlight on the risks of inactivity upon health, it's an exciting time to be part of a growing industry. This programme uniquely offers flexibility in the choice of your final named degree award. It offers the flexibility to follow personal interests by allowing you to make an informed decision at the end of the second year of study to follow one of the named awards - Sport and Exercise, Sport and Exercise Science, Physical Activity and Health, Sports Development and Coaching or Strength and Conditioning. This course offers extensive, work-based learning that will give you the opportunity to put theory into practice with valuable field experience and offers opportunities to gain coaching and/or industry qualifications, which will further enhance your employability.


Core modules (Years 1 and 2) - Social Science for Sport & Exercise; Biomechanics for Physical Activity & Health; Physiology for Sport & Exercise; Psychology for Physical Activity & Health; Psychology for Sport & Exercise; Physiology for Physical Activity & Health; Biomechanics for Sport & Exercise and Social Science of Physical Activity & Health. Core modules (Years 3 and 4) - Research Methods and Sport Project. Other modules that may be offered in Years 3 and 4 (subject to change over time) - Coaching & Learning; Public Health & Physical Activity; Work Placement; Physiological Adaptations for Health; Physical Activity Across the Lifespan; Student Negotiated Learning; Social Issues in Sporting Context; Applied Sport Psychology; Lifestyle Management and Strength & Conditioning.

Abertay University

University logo

Abertay is at the heart of Dundee, combining the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres. The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library.

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 86%
Student score 79% MED
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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
31% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
377 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £17.7k MED
Graduates who are leisure and travel services


Graduates who are customer service occupations


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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