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University of Brighton

Sport Studies

UCAS Code: C603

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:18

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. Level 3 units in Humanities, History or Politics preferred.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Must include three subjects at Higher Level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

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

MMM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

112-96
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports studies

he Sport Studies BA(Hons) enables you to explore critical issues in the world of contemporary sport, and will provide you with a broad set of skills and knowledge relevant and transferable for careers in many different sectors and industries.

The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and is taught by a course team who combine teaching with practice and research in diverse areas, providing you with a variety of perspectives through which to learn about and reflect on the role sport plays in society.

You’ll benefit from field trips, which have included the world’s largest underground skate park, and our visiting guest lecturer programme with speakers from organisations that have included England Boxing. A placement will add to your learning experience and employability with opportunities in schools, colleges, sport clubs, as well as working with coaching and development officers on projects such as widening girls’ participation and tackling homophobia in sport.

You’ll also have the opportunity to shape the degree according to your own interests and to take part in the university’s award-winning Football 4 Peace programme, achieving a standalone qualification in Sports and International Development alongside your degree. You can also study abroad for a semester with one of our partner institutions in Belgium, Germany, Poland or Spain.

This course offers a specialist pathway:

Sport Studies with Physical Education BA(Hons)

You can choose to follow this pathway at the end of your first year. Alternatively, you can continue to study for the single-honours award.
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
Sports studies

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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