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Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 6) BSc (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 6) BSc (Hons)?

The Applied Sport and Exercise Studies Level 6 top-up is designed to assist your transition into employment, preparing you to work in education (including a PGCE), community and coaching environments – graduating with a full honours degree after one year. You will learn about the impact of sport on people’s lives, in schools, communities and wider society.

While taking part in placement and working on your own professional development, you will be encouraged to become an inclusive practitioner with a good awareness of equity, equality and diversity in the sports sector. Exploring contemporary issues in sport, you will develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking and research.

You’ll join a university where sport is part of the fabric. Be it the extensive and accessible wellbeing and research facilities at the purpose-built Oxstalls campus, the range of sports scholarship packages or the huge array of clubs – sport is a huge part of life at University of Gloucestershire.

To support your Undergraduate journey, there are also fee waivers, bursaries and awards available for both UK and International students.

At the end, as a University of Gloucestershire graduate, you can choose to pursue a sports-related postgraduate course, receiving a priority offer and a 20% fee discount.

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Entry requirements

    • Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.

    • 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.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS and Health Clearance check.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester C605 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2024 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) C605 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester C605 TBC TBC
Sep 2025 Distance Learning (UoG delivery) C605 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to:

  • Community sport and development
  • Fitness and training
  • Teaching (following a PGCE)
  • Postgraduate study
  • Personal training
  • Sports coaching.

Industry links

With a long-standing background in sports, we have built professional links to Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, The Football Association, Gloucestershire Sport and Physical Activity Trust, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucester City Council.


Gain industry experience with professional sports organisations

Complete work placements with organisations like Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester City Council and local primary and secondary schools. Our Sports Placement Team will work with you to match you to the opportunities that fit with your individual career aspirations.

Learn from industry professionals

Throughout the course you’ll be taught by our industry-experienced lecturers and you’ll learn from current professional practitioners in a variety of sport and exercise settings. Guest lecturers range from elite sport coaches and successful sports business owners to teachers and lecturers from primary, secondary and further education settings. 


Our dedicated Sports Placement Team will work with you to find opportunities that fit with your individual career aspirations. We have links with industry names such as Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, The Football Association, Gloucestershire Sport and Physical Activity Trust, as well as the local councils.

Recent students have undertaken work placements with Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester City Council, and local primary and secondary schools.


Outstanding teaching

“I was a little nervous about the teaching being held online, but it’s been amazing. The content and teaching have been outstanding, far above anything I’ve experienced before.”

Callum, Applied Sport and Exercise Studies student.

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