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University of Stirling

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: CC61

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level grade 5.

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

DDM

To include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

AAAB over 2 sittings. To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

54%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

How does our body respond to acute exercise and adapt to training? What influences our participation in physical activity and the ability to benefit from it? How can physical activity affect our health and well being? Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence brings together the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and the Faculty of Natural Sciences to jointly deliver this degree course. Studying biological sciences teaches you the disciplines underpinning Sport and Exercise Science, develops your knowledge of scientific methods and explains the role of exercise and training in improving health and athletic performance. Sport and Exercise modules include: Physiology of Sport and Exercise This module aims to develop an understanding of the regulation and integration of multiple physiological systems during exercise. The module focuses on cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuromuscular function and skeletal muscle metabolism. Evolution and Genetics This module focuses on both classical and molecular genetics, explaining transmission genetics and phenotypic variation as well as the molecular mechanisms that allow genes to be expressed in a controlled fashion. We discuss how control of gene expression allows the development of complex multicellular structures. Animal Physiology A number of major physiological systems in animals and humans are considered and how those systems respond to stimuli. You will explore the adaptation of organisms to particular environments and provide an integrated understanding of physiological mechanisms. Sports Medicine Health and Wellbeing This module provides an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition in developing a healthy lifestyle. It considers the medical aspects related to diet and exercise in maintaining health through sport and exercise. Applied Exercise Physiology This module provides both an understanding and practical experience of laboratory-based exercise physiology assessments for teaching and research. The Animal Cell An in-depth account of the structure and function of animal cells, focusing on the roles of organelles in specific aspects of cellular function. Discuss how hormones influence cellular activity through receptor binding and the activation of signal transduction pathways. The module will also allow the development of practical skills in modern molecular biological techniques. Professional Qualifications We offer high quality health and fitness and leisure industry qualifications, delivered at the Sports Centre by highly qualified practitioners. Our health and fitness qualifications are offered in partnership with CYQ - one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing. Our leisure industry qualifications are offered in partnership with STA, the Safety Training Awards agency.

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
£1,820
per year
International
£15,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Stirling

Department:

Sport Studies

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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.

74%
low
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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