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Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)

What is Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)?

Unique in its breadth, Sport and Exercise Sciences ranges across maximising individual and team performance to enhancing physical and mental well-being nationally.

Led by our Sports Sciences team you’ll join a course that brings together biomechanics, physiology, psychology and professional placements to help you uncover and sample pathways to a career in sport.

On this BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) endorsed course, you’ll start your journey to becoming an accredited Sport Scientist. You’ll undertake an extensive range of health and performance-based measurements, from body composition to exercise cognition to motion kinematics. From there you’ll develop dietary strategies, interrogate the sources and prevention of injuries, discover the connections between physical activity and the mitigation of chronic disease, and reveal how humans react in extreme environments.

With our focus on small class, multi-disciplinary and practical learning, your assessments will be coursework-led to gain a truly representative measure of graduate attributes sought by future employers and for postgraduate study.

You’ll join a University where Sport is part of our fabric. Be it the extensive and accessible wellbeing and research facilities at our purpose-built Oxstalls Campus & Sports Park, our range of sports scholarship packages or immense array of clubs – sport is a huge part of life here at Gloucestershire.

To support your undergraduate journey, we also offer fee waivers, bursaries and awards, for both UK and International students. At the end, as a Gloucestershire graduate you can choose to pursue one of our sports-related postgraduate courses, receiving a priority offer and a 20% fees discount.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points, BCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM 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.

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

    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      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).

    • 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.

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 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester C600 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester C600 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Sports Science Consultant
  • Performance Analyst
  • Sports Dietician or Nutritionist
  • Clinical Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Teacher

Specialist sport and exercise science facilities

Our specialist teaching and research laboratories will enhance your learning. You will apply your knowledge and skills allowing you to work with both professional sports people and clinical populations.

World-leading and internationally-excellent research

Our sport and exercise research is at the forefront of developments in the sector, with over 70% rated as world-leading and internationally-excellent (UK Research Excellence Framework 2021). This expertise ensures that you’re at the leading edge of sports and exercise science knowledge and developing high-quality research and data analysis skills.

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