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Ulster University

Sport Studies

UCAS Code: CNP2 J
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Subjects
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

81%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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 £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.

Modules

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.

Ulster University

Ulster University

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.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did a lot better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.
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