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Sports Performance BSc (Hons)

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Course length
3 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

What is Sports Performance BSc (Hons)?

A Sports Performance degree enables you to apply core sciences, new technologies, and training principles to competitive sport. This course is developing the Sports Performance scientists of the future by equipping graduates with skills and competencies needed to operate in the complex and demanding elite sport environment, empowering them with confidence to generate new ideas and techniques in sporting contexts and beyond.

This course is designed to offer extensive practical experience in real-world and research settings, promoting reflection and critical thinking. Whilst technologies are central to our curriculum, they do not appear standalone, but they are underpinned by the fundamental principles of biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology.

You will master all contemporary data collection techniques and become proficient in data visualisation and analytics. You’ll be taught by world-leading experts in their fields and benefit from our links with national and international sports teams, governing bodies, data analytics and sports technology companies.

Our placement programme will offer a vast selection of opportunities, from supporting academy and county-level clubs, GB teams and other international elite performers.  You’ll also have the chance to achieve qualifications with various national governing bodies alongside your degree, allowing you to graduate well-equipped for an exciting career in sports performance and coaching.

Study style

The course involves a substantial amount of applied study with most of our modules having a laboratory and/or practical element. Theoretical elements are synched with practical elements and delivered through interactive lectures.

The use of sophisticated equipment, modern technologies and data analytics play an important role in our curriculum. You will be assessed using a variety of methods allowing you to demonstrate your strengths.

Beyond data collection and analysis skills in sports performance, you will develop advanced skills in scientific research methods, undertaking a research project in your final year, in a sports performance area that interests you. You will learn from a team of practicing professionals, internationally recognised for their expertise in Sports Performance, Sport Science and Coaching.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 – 112 UCAS tariff points, BCC – BBC at A levels, MMM – DMM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester C626 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester C626 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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We have strong connections with placement providers including Cheltenham Town FC, Forest Green Rovers FC, Gloucester Rugby, Bristol Bears Rugby, Bristol City FC, Bristol Rovers FC and Swindon Town FC.

Internationally, we have been working in world-class settings related to athletics and football and we have developed partnerships with motion analysis and data analytics software companies.

The knowledge, skills and connections you will gain through this course will enable you to graduate career-ready with a range of opportunities.

Graduates can land roles in performance coaching, performance analysis, sports scouting, sports science at professional level, fitness coaching, nutritionists, lecturer/teachers, data analysis (non-sport) and disability sports.


More than just performance

Sports Performance for us is more than just performance analysis. It’s about developing modern well-rounded scientists, decisive and critical-thinking individuals. We strongly believe that this approach will allow our graduates to stand out from the crowd and in the graduate job market.


Make the most of our industry links on placement and in the classroom. You’ll develop skills through placements with professional teams, elite athletes and para-athletes, performance analysis companies and supporting performance optimisation projects with governing bodies.

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