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University of Bath

Sport and Exercise Sciences with combined professional placement and study year abroad.

UCAS Code: C609

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in one science or mathematics subject. We can consider you if you study both Physical Education and Psychology in place of a science or mathematics subject. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: AAB plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. We can consider you if you study both Psychology and Physical Education in place of a science or mathematics subject. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction in a science subject. We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. You should be studying at least 12 credits (preferably more) in at least one basic science subject (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology). Psychology can also be accepted as a science if combined with a further 12 units in sports related units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D2,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in one science or mathematics subject. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, D3, M1 **D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in one science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in at least one science or mathematics subject. We accept Sports, Exercise and Health Science as a science subject for this course. If you are not studying a science or mathematics subject at Higher Level we may be able to consider a Standard Level subject in its place. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in one Standard Level science or mathematics subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D

We accept a number of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diplomas (RQF): BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) D*D*D in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science and Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) with Distinctions in at least 7 science-related units. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Sport and Exercise Science D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Sport and Exercise Science with Distinctions in mandatory units 1, 2, 3 5 and 13. You must also be taking either optional unit 7 or 9. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science with Distinctions in 5 mandatory units. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) with Distinctions in 5 science-related units. If you are studying towards a BTEC Extended Diploma in another subject-area, including other Sport BTECs, we are only able to consider an application from you if you are also studying a science A level. You may also wish to consider one of our other Sport or Health degrees.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including one science or mathematics subject plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Develop your knowledge of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Youll understand how humans function in sport, physical activity and health environments. In this degree, youll focus on the study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Youll apply your knowledge of these subjects to sports performance and exercise participation. You will understand the relevance of sport and exercise science to current practice. The course ensures that you will develop a broad skill set. The first year will introduce you to basic science, sport and exercise science disciplines. You will also learn about research methods and techniques. Your second year will advance your study of these disciplines and further your skills. The final undergraduate year will allow you to specialise with your chosen discipline. You will also undertake your own research project. The undergraduate masters (MSci) equips you with the practical and analytical skills to conduct independent research. This can be into an area that interests you most. This advanced qualification puts you ahead of other bachelors graduates in the job market. This is also a financially attractive route, as you will be able to apply for an undergraduate student loan for the duration of your studies.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,700
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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