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University of Worcester

Sports and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C600
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

63%

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

£8,900

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

As the margins between success and failure in performance sport narrow, sports science has an increasingly significant role to play in securing that all-important competitive advantage. Worcester has a proven record of excellence in sport and exercise science, not only at the elite level, but in ensuring that the benefits of research and developments in performance sport improve health and wellbeing throughout society. This programme explores the science in sport, considering how disciplines like physiology, biology and biomechanics can be utilised to improve performance and enhance wellbeing. You can choose from a range of discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary modules, equipping you with a diverse range of perspectives that will enrich your learning and enhance your career development.

Modules

Year 1: Foundations of sport (psycho-social); introduction to the scientific study of sport; introduction to motor learning and skill acquisition; foundations of sport (physiology); foundation of sports (practical kinesiology). Year 2: Biomechanics of sport and exercise (for sports therapy); physiology of sport and exercise; psychology of sport and exercise; research methods. Year 3: Independent study (taken over 2 semesters); independent study (taken in 1 semester); physical activity and disease prevention; contemporary investigations in sport and exercise physiology; enhancing performance; physiological support of the elite athlete; limits to human performance; strength, power and speed; consultancy in applied sport and exercise psychology.

University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

23%
72%
5%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
6%
58%
36%

Year 1

10%
60%
30%

Year 2

85%
15%

Year 3

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 87%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness 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 and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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