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University of Brighton

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 24 credits must be at Merit or above. Must include level 3 units in science-related subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Must include three subjects at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

128-112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

This course is one of the best-established sport science degrees in the UK and retains a leading reputation for its innovative approach to learning as well as its provision of resources and facilities.

The course and the laboratories you will use are both accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and facilities include a thermal chamber, physiology labs, biochemical analysis labs, an altitude chamber and a biomechanics laboratory.

Learning in small class sizes, you’ll gain expert knowledge of the effects of sport and exercise on the human body and have plenty of hands-on opportunities to improve your lab skills. You’ll work on consultancy projects with clients to solve real problems. Previous students have worked on projects including a Fire Instructor Health Study, Brighton Marathon Heart Study and a new Cancer Rehabilitation Programme.

In your final year you can choose to complete a period of professional experience with one of our partners, including top teams and international sports initiatives, as well as local organisations such as the Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. You’ll benefit from course staff who are easily accessible and world leaders in sport research, including Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, one of the leading scientists for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

This course offers the chance to specialise. Depending on option modules chosen, you will graduate with Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) or one of the following awards:

Sport and Exercise Science with PE
Sport and Exercise Science with Nutrition
Sport Science
Exercise and Health Science

We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMSPA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course.

**Don’t meet the entry requirements?**
The University of Brighton Sport BSc(Hons) with integrated foundation year provides an extra year of study at foundation level for students who do not hold the academic qualifications or experience required for entry to this course. Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress onto year 1 of this degree.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Eastbourne

Department:

School of Sport and Service Management

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.

81%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Teaching and educational professionals
21%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

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