What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A minimum of AAB to include a grade A from one of the following: History, Geography, Psychology, PE, Politics, Sociology, Sport Studies or Sports Science & Leisure Industry.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£4,030
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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Are you interested in sport! If so this course is for you - Sports Studies examines both the theoretical and practical application of : Sociology, Politics, Sports Development, Sports Management, Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Performance Analysis and Health and Fitness. Sport continues to play an important and an increasingly recognised role in society. Throughout the UK and beyond, it is viewed as a tool for addressing a range of individual and societal agendas including improving health, building social capital, enhancing community relations and acting as an economic stimulus. Economically, sports related spending in Northern Ireland amounts to Â£293m per annum or 2.2% of gross domestic product, with the sports industry supporting 13,800 jobs. London 2012 will continue to act as a stimulus to the sports industry in all UK regions, including Northern Ireland. These overarching influences have a role to play in setting the context for this course.
Year 1: Core modules: Social/psychological aspects of sport; the science of movement; professional studies; information management and sports applications. Year 2: Core modules: Sociology of sport; the history of sport; the politics of sport; research methods and statistics; students also opt for modules in: physical education; sport and leisure management and/or sports development. Year 3: Core modules: Compulsory research project (equivalent to 2 modules) as well as optional modules that involve in-depth social scientific analyses of sport; examples include: football and society; sport and empire; and sport and identity; students also have the option of taking modules in physical education, sport and leisure management and/or sports development.
Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.
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2:1 or above
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