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Ulster University

Sport, Physical Activity and Health

UCAS Code: CB69

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include A Level Grade B in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science. You may satisfy the requirement for the A-level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Access Course (120 credits) with an overall mark of 65%, to include 65% in one Level 3 science module from: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or other approved science module; Plus NICATs Maths (25 credits) or Maths 1 & 2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

To include minimum 12 at higher level. Subjects to include a science subject in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

To include at least 1 from Chemistry, Physics or Biology, Plus English and Maths Grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade 04 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level.

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

DMM

To include 8 distinctions in a science or sports related BTEC.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

To include at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

To include a Grade B in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.

UCAS Tariff

112-117

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

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

It is becoming increasingly recognised that physical activity and exercise have a positive influence on health and wellbeing and that the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles in the community has substantial social and economic benefits. This course has been designed in collaboration with the School of Sport and School of Nursing to produce highly educated professionals with the knowledge and skills to organise and provide for the policy, planning, development, management and delivery of sport, physical activity and health initiatives.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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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.

79%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
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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