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University of the West of Scotland

Sport Development

UCAS Code: C600

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

or 96 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Including English and a science plus 3 other subjects at HL.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Including English, PE and 1 science subject.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Applicants will also be considered with SQA Highers BBBC including English, PE and 1 science subject.

UCAS Tariff

108
95%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Coaching psychology

This programme will equip you with the skills, professional networks, and confidence to work within the field of sport and physical activity development. The programme boasts strong links to industry that are reflected in programme design, work experience opportunities, and the employment outlook for UWS students.

The significant emphasis on work-based learning and practical skills relevant to the modern industry is supported by a strong partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, which allows students to benefit from Active Schools training, and extensive placement and internship opportunities. Work placement forms a large part of the Sport Development degree and work-based learning opportunities are available within a wide range of organisations throughout the U.K. and abroad.

Graduates are multi-skilled and equipped to lead sport and physical activity development in the sport, exercise, and fitness industries as, for example, Active Schools co-ordinators, sport development officers, facility managers, and health promotion professionals. The transferable skills acquired prepare you for a wide range of employment in both the public and private sectors but also for progression to postgraduate study, including physical education teaching.

Course content
This programme will equip you with the skills, professional networks, and confidence to work within the field of sport and physical activity development. The modules studied will enable you to design strategies and programmes to increase community participation in sport and physical activity, to manage sport initiatives and events, and to develop youth talent pathways. The programme boasts strong links to industry that are reflected in programme design, work experience opportunities and the employment outlook for UWS students. The significant emphasis on work-based learning and developing the practical skills relevant to the modern industry is supported by a strong partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, which allows students to benefit from Active Schools training, and extensive placement and internship opportunities.

Career prospects
Graduates are multi-skilled and equipped to provide sport development support and leadership in the sport, exercise and fitness industries. Opportunities for employment can be found in local authorities, professional sport, the N.H.S., and commercial and government organisations. A significant number of students also progress to postgraduate study every year, including to P.E. teaching.

Study abroad
Students have undertaken exchange visits to Spain and the USA with many more opportunities available.

Useful Information
97% students in work/further study 6 months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)

93% Overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016)

Modules

Year 1
Topics include introductions to coaching, sport and exercise science, general academic skills, physical activity and health, and sport development. Students will also engage with industry by gaining credit for volunteering and undertaking relevant practical qualifications.

Year 2
Essential subjects are studied in more depth, with additional focus on sports policy, and sport development and the outdoors. Students will undertake their first formal placement at this stage.

Year 3
Studies become more specialised, focusing on practical applications. Topics include social issues in sport development and coaching, sport organisations, and psychology of sport and exercise. A second workplace learning experience is undertaken.

Year 4 (Honours)
Global issues in sport development and operational management of sport are covered as essential elements. Students will have the option of specialising in physical activity interventions or in coaching practice and policy. Students will also undertake an Honours dissertation, a year-long independent study with a sport development focus.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lanarkshire Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
38%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

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95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
19%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Customer service occupations
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