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Sport and Exercise Science (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

36 months
12500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Apply science to help athletes achieve their potential with the Sport and Exercise Science (Hons) programme of the Plymouth Marjon University.


Key facts

The Sport and Exercise Science (Hons) programme of the 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. In addition this course can be taken as a part-time route, and this option is popular with Public Services and Military personnel.

This inspiring, varied sports science degree 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.

Studying the core disciplines 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. As students' progress through the course they can focus on the core disciplines or opt to specialise in strength and conditioning, physical activity and health or nutrition.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport, exercise and health psychology.
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Human movement and biomechanics
  • Conditioning principles for sport, exercise and health
  • Sport and exercise nutrition
  • Work-based learning: sport and exercise science

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

Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.

Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above.

Or Access 30-42 with 18D.

And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.

Non-traditional learners are encouraged to apply and we will consider their work experience and ability to work at the required level.

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
International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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