BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences

Discover the science behind producing elite sporting performances and physical activity for health promotion through an applied and vocational approach.

Course overview

The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences prides itself on its approachable staff and varied teaching strategies, which external examiners and current students praise highly. In using a student-centred approach, we produce graduates with subject expertise and career potential. The practical and applied nature of the course is a major feature.

Why study this course with us?

In recent years, the sports, recreation and leisure industries have shown continued growth. International success and the growing health agenda has ensured that investment and interest in sport and exercise in the UK continues to increase substantially.

Therefore, the course is designed with two core principles in mind. Firstly, the development of knowledge, applied skills and analytical techniques in the conventional sub-disciplines of sport and exercise sciences. Secondly, the orientation of studies around vocational opportunities and practices, including PE, sports management, development, coaching, health promotion, leisure and recreation, as well as sport science support and sport and exercise sciences generally.

Teaching methods

You will be taught using specialist laboratories, lecture rooms, and various sports facilities, through small lectures, seminars, lab-based and coaching practicals, and work/sport science support placements – providing both academic expertise and applied skills.


We use a wide portfolio of assessment methods, including examinations, essays, tests, presentations and laboratory practicals. These are designed to assess both academic knowledge and prepare you for specific, relevant vocations.

Job prospects

We have a very good track record in terms of our graduates gaining suitable graduate employment in the sport and exercise employment sector. The applied focus of the degree is most useful when it comes to gaining employment. Previous graduates work in professional sports clubs and organisations as sport science support staff, others have gone into health promotion, sport management, teaching amongst other areas. Many of our graduates have also gone on to do further study upon completion of their undergraduate programme.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

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£13,450 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time