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University of Bath

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: BC17
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Compulsory A level subjects: one science or mathematics subject. Psychology and Physical Education A levels may be accepted in place of a science A level when taken together. A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). 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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Typical offer: Obtain AA in Advanced Highers including one science or mathematics subject plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Typical offer: Obtain D*D*D* in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) with Distinctions in at least 7 science-related units. We are only able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science and Health and Social Care (Health Sciences).

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer: Obtain 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including at least one maths or science subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

Develop your knowledge of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You’ll understand how humans function in sport, physical activity and health environments. In this degree, you’ll focus on the study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You’ll 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.


University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

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 88%
Student score 86% 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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
435 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services 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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