Sport and Exercise Science
Subject in detail
Our BSc programmes are ideal for those seeking to combine rigorous training in science, with application to sport performance and exercise participation.
The BSc Sport and Exercise Science programme has been consistently among the top-rated sport-related programmes in the UK over recent years.
By studying this programme you will develop a wide-ranging skill-set. This will equip you with attributes attractive to a wide-range of employers in industry, professional sport, health and education.
If you are joining in 2013/14 you may have the opportunity to enhance your studies by transferring to the four year undergraduate masters, MSci Sport and Exercise Science (subject to final approval). This will enable you to gain a further competitive advantage in the job market. Full details of this programme will be made available after the final approval in early summer 2013.
Teaching and learning
Our undergraduate teaching blends in-depth consideration of the underpinning theory with strong emphasis on developing practical skills in the laboratory and ‘in the field'.
The curriculum is progressive and informed by contemporary research to keep the content at the leading edge of the field. Generic and specific knowledge and skills are developed throughout the programme with additional opportunities for specialism in specific areas in your final year.
The core sport and exercise science disciplines of biomechanics, physiology, and psychology form the basis of the taught programme, accompanied by comprehensive training in research methods.
Methods of assessment
The degree programme is modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed on a semester basis.
Assessment consists of a combination of coursework, essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations. As you progress through each semester and successfully pass the examinations, you will receive credit for the units, thus providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.
Units & programme structure
- Units for MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Five years with placement (C604)
- Units for MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Four years (C605)
- Units for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Three years (BC17)
- Units for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Four years with professional placement (BCC7)