Studying an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds will give you core life science disciplines and will teach you how the body and mind respond to and learn from the demands placed on them in sport and exercise.
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The Sport and Exercise Sciences programme at the University of Leeds gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the biological process of the body during physical activity, sport and exercise.

You’ll study four core disciplines: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and sport and exercise psychology – inviting you to ask questions such as: How do common sports injuries occur? How does the cardiorespiratory system react in an extreme environment? What motivates people to take part in sport?

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll undertake an extended research project and study advanced research topics.

Career opportunities

Throughout the degree, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. 

Supported by the Leeds for Life scheme and your academic and personal tutor, you’ll be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your time at university.

You’ll develop excellent communication and interpersonal skills by undertaking additional experiences outside the academic requirements of the course, which could include taking a national coaching award.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Junior product manager,
  • Coach, Happy Kidos
  • Sports massage therapist, The Chiropractic Centre: Bristol
  • Business development manager, Mark Two Distributors
  • Personal trainer, Lifestyle Fitness
  • Strength and conditioning coach, Civil Service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • MSci: 4 Years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    MSci - 480

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Physiology
  • Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning
  • Functional Anatomy for Sports Scientists
  • Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A-level: AAA - ABB
  • BSc: A-level: AAA - ABB
  • MSci: A-level: AAA
Including a science subject OR both Psychology and Sports Science/PE in place of a science at A2. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
  • We accept the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
  • GCSE: GCSE: Grade B or above at GCSE Maths and Grade C or above at GCSE English.

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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