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Course summary

Why study this course This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course. More about this course This undergraduate course will teach you how to encourage, develop and progress other people’s sporting performance or participation. The coaching skills you’ll develop will be equally applicable at both an elite performance and community level. Increasingly, schools are out-sourcing sports delivery to coaches, and more sports practitioners are entering teaching through coaching. It is in these environments that you can help encourage young people who have never taken part in sport and exercise to improve their health and fitness. We’ll help develop your coaching and teaching skills, providing access to a sports hall the size of six badminton courts and extensively-equipped sports science labs. Our teaching staff includes those with a wide range of coaching knowledge and qualifications up to international and world championship levels. All modules on the course are equally well-supported by up-to-date facilities. You’ll study a variety of subjects in-depth. There’s sport psychology and its exploration of how the mind impacts on both sporting performance and participation. Exercise physiology will introduce you to changes the body experiences as a result of physical activity, environmental stress and exercise. Biomechanics analyses the mechanics of human movement, while the sociology of sport will develop your understanding of the socio-cultural issues that can define and legitimise a particular sport. There will be plenty of equipment for you to use as an aid to your studies. Exercise physiology equipment includes a climate chamber and blood analysers, while biomechanics equipment includes Watt bikes and Kistler force platforms. For a more complete list of the equipment that will be available to you, see the equipment section below.


Modules for this course are subject to change. For full up-to-date module details please see the course page on the university website. Foundation year (Year 0) modules include: Biology (core, 30 credits); Chemistry (core, 30 credits); Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits); Foundation year project (sports) (core, 15 credits); Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits) Year 1 modules include: Essential Principals of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits) Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits); Human Physiology (core, 15 credits); Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits); Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits); Physiological Principals of Training (core, 15 credits); Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits); Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits); Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Empowering London: Working Within the Community (option, 15 credits); Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Biomechanical Applications (core, 15 credits); Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits); Personal Development for Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits); Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits); Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits); Clinical and Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits); Business Development in Sport (option, 15 credits); Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports, presentations, exams and a final year dissertation.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS