BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Intercalated)

Elite athletes are taking an increasingly scientific approach in search of precious marginal gains. Recreational exercisers and patients living with disease are turning to science too, using sport science techniques to better manage their health and wellbeing, rehabilitation and physical activity. This modern, hands-on, research-led one year intercalated degree will equip the medical student with a critical understanding of the science of human function, providing the skills and experience needed to develop innovative psychological and physiological interventions to promote sport performance, exercise and health.

  • Excellent Laboratories including £1m exercise physiology lab, environmental and high altitude chambers, motion analysis, biochemistry, cell biology and sports psychology labs.

From the marginal gains philosophy of elite sport to the increasing number of patients living with chronic lifestyle diseases, it is clear that the sport and exercise scientist plays a key role in society. The Sport Science intercalated degree at Bangor University will enable you to apply sport and exercise Science principles within your medical career.

In addition to covering the core areas of psychology, physiology, biomechanics and skill learning, a modern innovation of our degree is the inclusion of the latest psychophysiological and neuroscientific research in sport and exercise. This allows you to bridge the traditional boundaries between disciplines and graduate with an appreciation of how the many areas of sport and exercise science and medicine inter-relate. This skillset is exactly what the modern, forward-thinking, clinician needs for a successful and varied medical professional career, be that providing medical support in elite sport, or providing exercise is medicine to patients living with chronic disease.

You’ll be taught by staff who are recognised internationally for their cutting-edge scientific research. Our staff are also applied practitioners and they will share their experiences of working as sport and exercise scientists in high-profile organizations (e.g., NHS, military, UK Sport, Sport Wales, Premier League football teams, England and Wales Cricket Board) and with world-leading athletes and teams. North Wales offers a stunning natural environment for your studies, and our department, which was established in 1978, is proud to call itself one of the original and longest serving Sport and Exercise Science providers in the world.

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£16,500 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time