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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

preferred subjects include Sport, Exercise, Applied Sciences, Health Studies or Health Sciences.

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B or above at A Level (in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Psychology) or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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

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

Every day there’s another story in the news about how physical exercise can improve people’s wellbeing – not just physically, but mentally too. Meanwhile, the number of people with diseases linked to inactivity and poor nutrition is rising dramatically. This course looks at the science behind the stories to help you develop expertise in a discipline that many employers are looking for. Leading an unhealthy lifestyle doesn’t just affect a person’s wellbeing, it has economic effects on society too. The course looks at two key areas, physiology and psychology, giving you the chance to explore why people behave the way they do and how the body works. By looking at both aspects, you’ll have the opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge to promote physical activity as an intervention, helping people achieve a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you want to teach or go on to become a physical activity coordinator, public health specialist, health promotion worker, sports and physical activity development officer, lifestyle coach, personal trainer or exercise referral specialist, this course will stand you in good stead once you move onto employment. This course is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, enabling you to pick up some very useful industry-recognised qualifications while you’re studying with us. The course is also endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). You’ll be able to take advantage of some great facilities, including our biomechanics and physiology labs, as well as our recently built sport and fitness centre. You’ll also have the chance to go on a work placement in your second year, giving you real-world professional experience. Previous students have undertaken placements with Primary Care Trusts, schools, colleges, local authority sports development units, private gyms and private sports providers.


Year 1 Core modules: Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Nutrition; Introduction to Biomechanics; Principles of Coaching; Professional Development; Sport; Exercise and Health Psychology. Year 2 Core modules: Behaviour Change; Exercise and Health Nutrition; Research Methods; Sport and Fitness Conditioning; Work Placement Module. Year 3 Core modules: Applied Research in Physical Activity; Exercise Medicine; Project Management. Option modules choose two from a list which may include: Active Ageing; Paediatric Sports Science; Physical Education and School Sport; Sport Rehabilitation.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
31% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
335 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% 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 £17k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


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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