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University of Greenwich

Sports Science (Extended)

UCAS Code: C609

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

UCAS Tariff

64

In order to be accepted, applicants would normally be expected to achieve the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and Maths grade at C (or above).

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

This programme involves the scientific study of sport. It is comprised of technology-based study, in our well-equipped sports science labs.If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.The foundation year is designed to give you:A thorough introduction to sports scienceA thorough introduction to biology and biochemistryFundamentals of nutrition and healthFundamentals of drugs and diseasesAn understanding of how to measure changeEssential skills for scienceImproved mathematicsLaboratory practice.You will have the opportunity to apply a range of topics to the study of a sport or health-related exercise of your choice, using some of the most sophisticated equipment, including 3D cinematography and respiratory gas analysis. We have a team of expert tutors and are one of the few sports science degree providers in the UK where you will have the opportunity to gain work experience for between 4 and 6 weeks in the sport and exercise science industry, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Medway Hospital.This programme will give you the chance to develop, to a high level, your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology, as well as sports performance analysis. It will provide you with a comprehensive practical experience in well-equipped labs. You will have an opportunity to develop your own research skills, using the most technologically-advanced and sophisticated sports science equipment to make measurements in sport. This programme will also offer you an opportunity to get work experience in sport science, applying your knowledge to support the sports performer, thus giving you a head start in the world of work.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)
Introduction to Biology (15 credits)
Change and its Measurement (15 credits)
Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)
Nutrition and Health (15 credits)
Introduction to Sports Science (15 credits)
Drugs and Diseases (15 credits)
Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)
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 Performance Analysis (30 credits)
Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 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)
Applied Performance Analysis (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)
Students are required to choose 75 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)
Analysis and Training of Performance (15 credits)
Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Teaching will be carried out through a mixture of: and

Lectures
Workshops
Tutorials
Seminars
Practical laboratory based training
Guided student-centred learning.
Typical assessment methods include:

Coursework
Practical laboratory sessions
Practical coaching sessions
Case studies
Presentations (oral and poster)
Group projects
Formal examinations.

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
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Avery Hill (University Campus)

Department:

Life and Sports Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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