Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

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Course summary

This degree is suitable for people with an interest in sports and physical activity, whether you aspire to work: -with sports professionals -in schools -improving the health and fitness of the general public. Our lecturers will teach you the latest coaching methods, using knowledge from their research projects and experience as professional athletes, coaches and international level team managers. You will join a friendly, supportive and close-knit academic and student community to help and advise you during this exciting and challenging course. You will have opportunities to: -use problem-based-learning to put theories to the test in the lab or on the sports pitch -gain industry experience from a variety of work placements -get valuable career advice, guidance and contacts through an industry mentoring scheme -achieve REPs accredited professional qualifications

Course details


In Year 1 you will undertake a compulsory introductory programme which includes modules on the theory and practice of sport coaching, effective coaching practice, sport pedagogies, skill in sport (learning and mechanics), exercise physiology with anatomy and sport sociology. In Year 2 you have opportunities for choice and specialisation. Modules in work experience, research methods and coaching practice to theory are compulsory whilst students choose to develop their knowledge in physiology, psychology or sociology. Options in sport and exercise training principles, biomechanics, sports nutrition, professional practice and sports development are also offered at this level. In your final year you can further specialise in research related modules in applied sports psychology, advanced social theory, advanced coaching and integrated approaches to training, dissertations, independent study and special studies in sport.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1155 Module
Northern Ireland £1155 Module
Scotland £1155 Module
Wales £1155 Module
Channel Islands £1155 Module
EU £1787.5* Year 1
International £1787.5* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for both new and returning Home/EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

Sponsorship information

At Oxford Brookes, we have always warmly welcomed students from the EU. We deeply value the enormous contributions they make, and we will continue to do all we can to welcome EU students long into the future. We are therefore delighted to announce that we will be offering scholarships of £4,000 to all EU students who wish to join our degree programmes in the academic year 2021/22. If you meet the criteria, this scholarship will be applied automatically as a discount to your tuition fees across all years of study. For full details including eligibility criteria, please see our website at https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/finance/undergraduate-finance---eu-students/2021-22/financial-help-for-undergraduate-eu-students/

Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS