B.A. On Campus

Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

Durham University

36 months
23900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Studying on the Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity BA course offered by Durham University will enable you to explore a broad range of topics across the spectrum from grassroots to elite sport, and also across the varied connections between sport and issues such as obesity, crime and inequality.



Across your three years of study, you will engage in a variety of core and optional modules in the social science disciplines of sport sociology, sport policy and sports development. The flexible design of the degree will also allow you to select and experience modules associated with other areas of the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, and physical activity, nutrition and health.

Your research and academic study skills will be developed through bespoke modules, and during the final year dissertation project you will engage in deeper investigation of a sport, exercise or physical activity topic that particularly interests you. In addition, our employability-focused course provides further opportunities for you to take sport and exercise leadership and placement modules, as well as open modules from other departments across the University.

Learning, teaching and assessment approaches all emphasise the application of academic knowledge to real-life examples and practices in sport, exercise and physical activity.  As such, we will enable you to develop your intellectual capacities and personal qualities, as well as to acquire a broad range of practical, professional and employability skills that can be applied to a range of future career paths and further postgraduate studies.

Students on this Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity BA course offered by Durham University learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories, informal but scheduled one-to-one support, and self-directed learning, such as academic reading, research and preparation tasks. All of these are supported by a virtual learning environment, Durham University Online (DUO).

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Critical Skills for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Contemporary Research Methods for Sport & Exercise Sciences 
  • Advanced Sport, Culture and Society
  • Sports Development
  • Nutrition for Sport and Health
  • Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport, Health and the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • A level offer – AAB. You do not need to have studied a PE or Sports Studies A level to apply.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DDD.
  • IB Diploma score – 36 with 665 in higher level subjects.

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:

  • We welcome students with other post-16 qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements.
  • We welcome applications from mature students and from candidates with non-standard qualifications. Every application will be considered on its own merits. Lack of formal qualifications need not be an obstacle to entry.
  • or those with non-traditional qualifications who may need further preparation to enter an undergraduate degree Durham University offers a Foundation Programme, which provides a route onto our BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU students: £23900 per year
  • Island students students: £9250 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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