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The demand for highly qualified sport and exercise scientists is greater than ever – a consequence of the need to have practitioners equipped to work with elite athletes and teams, as well as those who can help prevent chronic diseases. This Sport and Exercise Science (Hons) degree at Abertay University offers you the opportunity to achieve the expertise for these roles.

The role of the modern sport and exercise scientist continues to develop, with the promotion of an active and healthy lifestyle helping to prevent chronic and potentially life-threatening diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The scientific knowledge gained from this practical programme means you’ll be equipped to work with a wide range of populations, including athletes, young people, older people, and those suffering from, or at risk of developing, a number of disease states.

Teaching is reinforced by research, and there’s a strong emphasis on the links with industry. This includes opportunities for placements and internships. Practical sessions will be delivered in bespoke physiology and biomechanics laboratories.

You’ll also have access to our Human Performance Laboratory, with running, rowing, fitness testing and weights machines. You’ll have numerous opportunities to meet the professional sportsmen and sportswomen who draw on the expertise of our lecturing staff within this facility.


Graduates from this programme are well equipped to obtain employment across a wide range of vocations, including sport and exercise science practitioners in community and professional sports organisations, as well as other public and private, non-sport organisations. 

This programme will also help develop a range of transferable skills that prepare you to take on a variety of professional challenges across diverse working environments. 

In addition, you'll have acquired the necessary knowledge and expertise to pursue postgraduate studies in a related area. A number of our graduates on completion of this programme, have progressed to careers in teaching and physiotherapy. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Practical Strength Conditioning
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiological Adaptations for Performance
  • Research Methods 
  • Sport Research Project 
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Entry to Year 1 or 2 of this programme is through the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise programme, which will allow you to progress to this programme at the end of Year 2.
  • Advanced entry is available to applicants with a suitable HND. Please refer to the Entry from College page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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