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University of Salford

Sports Science

UCAS Code: C610

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

Entry requirements


At least one of the following subjects required: Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Mathematics, Sport Science, PE. However applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with suitable relevant experience. GCE A Level General Studies is not accepted.

AS

C,C

A maximum of two GCE AS Levels can be used to contribute towards the 112 UCAS Tariff points requirement. A*/C grades only. D grades and below will not be counted towards tariff requirement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:0,P:0

60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 30 level 3 credits at at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Diploma must be Science based, however applicants with relevant Sport/ Health subjects may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade C or 4 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Biology required. Applicants without Biology but with one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Mathematics or PE, may be considered on a case by case basis with suitable relevant experience. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP to satisfy the GCSE requirements of the programme.

112 UCAS points required, points from A/C grades considered only. D grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one of the following subjects (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or Mathematics) is preferable but applicants without may be considered on a case by case basis.

112 UCAS points required, points from A/C grades considered only. D grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one of the following subjects (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or Mathematics) is preferable but applicants without may be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants may use a maximum of two Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificates with minimum grade Merit, to contribute towards 112 UCAS Tariff Point requirement.

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

DM

In combination with one BTEC National Certificate or one GCE A Level, equating to 112 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DMM

Science/ Applied Science/ Sport Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Sport/ Health subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

112 UCAS points from A/C grades only. D grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement, A/C grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one of the following subjects required: Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Mathematics, Sport Science, PE. However applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with suitable relevant experience.

112 UCAS points from A/C grades only. D grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement, A/C grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one of the following subjects required: Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Mathematics, Sport Science, PE. However applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis with suitable relevant experience.

UCAS Tariff

112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Our Sports Science programme is for individuals interested in the science underpinning all aspects of human performance. The course aims to develop your skills in analysing and evaluating performance and providing interventions within the traditional (including exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition) and the contemporary sports science disciplines (such as performance analysis and strength and conditioning).
This excellent course offers you the chance to study in a department equipped with its own human performance laboratories, performance analysis facilities, and strength and conditioning suite for testing, analysing, and training.
We take an applied approach to our programme delivery, drawing on cutting edge research and decades of practitioner experience, to give you the transferable skills to make a difference in the field of sports science.

Modules

In your first year, you will study fundamental modules such as Human Physiology, Bioenergetics, Introduction to Sports Psychology and Biomechanics for Sport, where you will learn about the key systems underpinning sport, exercise, health and movement. Your second year will introduce you to more applied modules such as Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Biomechanics and Performance Analysis and Psychology of Sport and Exercise. During your third and final year you will begin to specialise and have the opportunity to study modules in Biomechanics and Skill Acquisition, Advanced Topics in Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Exercise Physiology. You will choose your pathway at this point and specialise in Applied Human Performance, Advanced Performance Analysis, or Advanced Strength and Conditioning.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

85%
high
Sport and exercise sciences

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

85%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
32%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

After graduation


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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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
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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