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University of Edinburgh

Applied Sport Science

UCAS Code: C610
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

A Levels: ABB including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred). Any Science subject.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A Higher science subject is required (Biology or Chemistry preferred). National 5: English and Mathematics at Grade C. Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including a science subject (Biology or Chemistry preferred).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

31%

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

Applied sport science is the study of human responses to sport. Our programme includes courses on physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology and the biochemistry of exercise and skills acquisition. â?¢ You will develop an understanding of the value and purpose of sport in society and the factors that affect participation and performance in sport and exercise. â?¢ Our Sport & Recreation Management programme prepares you for a career in the growing sport and recreation industry. The Universityâ??s strong links with a number of major sports organisations will provide you with excellent placement opportunities. â?¢ Many of our graduates go on to successful sporting careers including Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, who studied Applied Sport Science. â?¢ The University of Edinburgh is home to the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science. â?¢ Our BSc (Hons) in Applied Sport Science is the only Scottish sport degree to be endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. (BASES).

Modules

Years 1 and 2: Sport in society; growth and development of contemporary sports cultures; social significance of sport; examination of contemporary issues; these insights are applied to the context, organisation and scientific study of sports provision, participation and performance; opportunity in the 2nd year for European or Australian exchange. Years 3 and 4: Sports science; research investigation within a sporting context.

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How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

24%
76%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
35%
8%

Year 1

53%
47%

Year 2

30%
53%
17%

Year 3

40%
53%
7%

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 73%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
436 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

62%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

3%

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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