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University of Bath

Sport and Exercise Science (with placement)

UCAS Code: BCC7
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB in Scottish Highers plus AA in Advanced Highers, which must include Science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

36 points with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or one core Science subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

69%

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

£9,250

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

Modules

Year 1: Human physiology; biochemistry; functional anatomy; introduction to study skills and research methods; introduction to sport and exercise psychology; introduction to human biomechanics; professional development; a range of optional modules. Year 2: Developing study skills and research methods; biomechanics and motor control of human movement; exercise physiology; psychological dynamics of sport; introduction to sport medicine; psychology of exercise and health; performance assessment. Year 3: Placement year. Year 4: Research project; contemporary research issues; interdisciplinary study; environmental physiology, metabolism and nutrition; biomechanical analysis of human movement; applying psychology to physical activity and health; applied sport psychology; physical activity and health across the lifespan; theoretical biomechanics; integrative exercise physiology.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
37%
56%
7%

Year 1

43%
57%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

36%
49%
15%

Year 4

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 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

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
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
6% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

20%

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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