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Sport and Exercise Science (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) degree programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). To go on to become an accredited sport scientist you need a BASES endorsed sports science degree.
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Course Overview

The Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) degree programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University enables students to explore the impact of sport and exercise science on optimising athletes’ performance in competitive sport and exercise. It addresses the importance of sport and exercise scientists in the preparation of athletes for the competitive environment. It looks specifically at how they can have a significant impact on maximising performance outcomes, highlighting just how rewarding a sports science career can be.

You'll enjoy a hands-on learning experience and all the equipment and facilities necessary to put theory into valuable practice. Using the sciences of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and technique analysis, the course prepares sport and exercise graduates to work effectively in this challenging and demanding industry.

Why this course at Marjon?

  • State of the art BASES accredited lab
  • Practical hands on experience working with elite athletes
  • Access to high tech sport science equipment
  • Real life experience and placements
  • Study abroad option
  • Innovative assessments to help your employability
  • 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017

What might you become?

Many graduates go on to work in the sport and fitness sector for employers such as Exeter Chiefs, Plymouth Argyle, The Royal Marines, The NHS and Virgin Active. Others go on to work in schools, in roles ranging from sports coach to sport and exercise scientist at a specialist sport academy. Graduates have also pursued postgraduate studies in health and exercise science, nutrition and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to human movement and biomechanics
  • Sport, exercise and health psychology
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Academic, personal & professional development
  • Foundations of applied practice in sport & exercise science
  • Strength and conditioning Principles for sport and exercise

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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • For entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades BBC or above, BTEC triple grades DMM or above, or Access 30-42 with 18D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
A DBS check is required. In addition, preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Engagement in sport as a participant, coach, leader or volunteer
  • NGB awards
  • Leadership awards (such as JSLA, CSLA, HSLA)
  • Work experience in an appropriate sports environment
Applications from non-traditional learners will be encouraged and their acceptance on the programme will reflect their work experience and ability to adapt to Higher Education. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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