• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

You’ll use a combination of theory, research and practical laboratory techniques to understand and improve human performance, while minimising the risks of sport-related injuries. You'll develop tools to help everyone – from those who play sport for fun to elite athletes – get the most out of their exercise.

By the end of the course, you'll have in-depth grounding in the fields of professional sport, health and education, helping you secure your ideal career when you graduate.

On this course you'll:

  • Be taught by expert staff with industry-relevant accreditations who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport and exercise science
  • Put what you learn into practice using our ties to local sports and healthcare providers
  • Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time management

Sports science facilities you'll be able to use include:

  • a biomechanics lab
  • a physiology lab
  • climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude (including one at sub-zero temperatures, for polar preparation)
  • an immersion pool
  • a swimming flume
  • a portable EMG system for measuring muscle activity

  • a motion tracking system with integrated force platforms

Placement year

Either before or following your third year, you have the option to choose a work placement year to gain valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed placements in organisations such as Professional Sports Clubs, Sports Injuries Clinics, Schools, the NHS and in Universities.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Sport and Exercise Science degree?

Previous BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduates have gone on to work in roles in areas such as:

  • the NHS
  • health and fitness training
  • teaching and education
  • strength and conditioning
  • sport science support (UK Sport, EIS, professional clubs)

What jobs can you do with a Sport and Exercise Science degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • PE teacher
  • fitness instructor
  • NVQ coordinator
  • sports development officer
  • sports and exercise scientist
  • sports therapist and physiotherapist
  • cardiac rehabilitation technician

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coaching Principles
  • Introduction to Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Fitness Training and Assessment
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Tools of Biomechanical Analysis
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Practice in Sports Psychology
  • Physiological Approaches to Training and Assessment
  • Environmental and Occupational Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

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    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • 128-136 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, PE, Physics, Psychology or Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry or Sports Studies).

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 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 Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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