• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


This programme will give you an in-depth understanding of the science behind sport and exercise, including the roles of biomechanics, physiology and psychology in sport performance. You’ll also choose from specialised areas such as nutrition, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning.

The courses offer masterclasses delivered by sport and exercise science professionals who will share their own career experiences with you. You’ll also become skilled in testing and measuring health and fitness, using the latest computer software to analyse performance results in our state-of-the-art facilities.

There is the requirement to undertake a work placement during both your first and second years to help you translate theory into practice. Former students have enjoyed placements with Derby County FC, Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers RFU and Derbyshire County Cricket Club as well as local schools, hospitals and leisure centres. Some students go on to secure employment as a result of their placements.

As part of the course, you’ll have the chance to gain additional sport and exercise science professional qualifications which are recognised and highly valued by employers. These include National Governing Body coaching awards and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Higher Professional Diploma. All will develop your confidence and leadership skills.


Benefit from high-calibre teaching: the degree has been endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise Science
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Sport Biomechanics.
  • Nutrition and Metabolism for Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation for Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism for Sport and Exercise
  • Biomedical Implications of Exercise, Activity, and Health
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Injury Rehab and Risk Reduction
  • Applied Sport Physiology 
  • Applied Sport Psychology 
  • Applied Biomechanics and Performance Analysis.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

  • UCAS points - 128 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
  • A-level - At least a C in Biology or PE at A Level (or equivalent qualification).
  • GCSE -  Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
  • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses is accepted.
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
For the part-time version, the only fee available is the 1,155 pounds per module which is solely addressed to the UK/EU students.


  • Loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees.
  • Loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books.
  • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,200 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
  • You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.


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