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University of Greenwich

BSc Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

UCAS Code: C690
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

UCAS points from A-levels, including biology at grade C or above and other subjects appropriate to the degree, for example sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics or physics. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview. We will also accept: Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later. We recommend that you gain a Level 1 coaching award before starting your degree.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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.

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Tuition fee & financial support


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

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Course description

This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports- and exercise-related careers, particularly in relation to football. During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science. The aims of the programme are: To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football To develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology To provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players To enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.


Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits) Human Physiology (15 credits) Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits) Research Methods 1 (30 credits) Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits) Introduction to Football Coaching (30 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits) Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits) Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits) Research Methods 2 (30 credits) Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits) The Science of Football (15 credits) Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) Independent Research Project (30 credits) Advanced Football Coaching (30 credits) Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options. Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits) Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits) Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits) Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits) Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits) Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
22% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


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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