B.Sc. On Campus

Exercise and Health Science

University of Aberdeen

48 months
22800 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Exercise and Health Science programme of the University of Aberdeen examines the role of sport and exercise as a means of improving quality of life.


At a Glance

Exercise and Health Science explores the role of sport, exercise and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and overall enhancement of wellbeing throughout the life cycle. It seeks to further our scientific knowledge and understanding about physical activity, the principles and practice of performance, and the application of nutrition, psychology and physical activity to benefit health.

After developing fundamental knowledge of medical and sports science and an understanding of the link between exercise and health, students will be given the chance to pursue specific issues covering different aspects of health, physical activity, psychology and nutrition.

5 year MSci degree

The Exercise and Health Science programme of the University of Aberdeen offers you the opportunity to undertake a year's placement in an industrial, commercial or research environment and graduate after five years with an MSci (an undergraduate Masters degree) instead of a BSc.


Graduates in Exercise and Health Science will be strongly placed for employment in a wide range of health related industries and institutions.

Graduates find employment in many areas of Biomedical and human-based science subjects allied to medicine and also the sport and leisure sectors where their understanding of the basis of human performance adds to their other skills. Many students will continue in research posts where the project work in the Honours year provides valuable experience. Others will go on to a more vocational medical related MSc, in for example, Physiotherapy or Dietetics; or a postgraduate qualification in Primary Teaching, PE or Biology. Graduates may also begin careers in the public health industry, occupational health and therapy, social work and related social services, teaching, the mass media and marketing.

Career Opportunities

  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Sciences 
  • Science of Sport, Exercise and Health 
  • The Cell 
  • Fitness, Performance and Survival
  • Physiology of Human Cells
  • The Science of Sports Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • Standard: AABB*
  • Minimum: BBB*
  • Adjusted: BB*

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.


  • Standard: BBB*
  • Minimum: BBC*
  • Adjusted: CCC*

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL, with two Mathematics/ Science subjects at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 including a minimum of H3 from two Science or Mathematics subjects.

English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK Students fee - £9,250 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 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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