Sport (Sports Performance) at University of Bath - UCAS

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Course summary

Combine your practical sports expertise as an athlete, coach or practitioner, with advanced study of the factors that influence high performance sport. If you have experience of, and aspirations to work in, high-performance sport, this course is designed for you. You’ll combine studying high-performance sport with your own experience as an athlete, coach or practitioner. This will develop your theoretical knowledge of the subject alongside building your practical skills and experience at one the UK’s top sports universities. Throughout the FdSc, you’ll explore sports performance subjects, such as physiology, psychology, coaching and sports development. This will develop your knowledge in areas such as training principles, sport career transitions, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning. BSc (Hons) one year On successful completion of the FdSc, you will have the option to continue your studies and progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) course. This builds on the FdSc, allowing you to develop analytical and reflective skills often valued by employers. You'll continue to use your own experiences, as either an athlete, coach or practitioner, as you critically analyse sports performance. Should you decide not to continue your studies, you will graduate with an FdSc Sport (Sports Performance). Taking part in our sports The University of Bath is home to many athletes and competitors across a range of sports, as well as National Governing Bodies (NGBs). Many students compete within our priority sports teams, and have shown exceptional achievement and potential in both their academic and sporting performance. Acceptance to this FdSc does not guarantee you a place within our priority sports teams. If you take part in a non-priority sport, then you may consider joining any of the existing Students’ Union sports clubs. Develop your professional skills We work to provide you with the skills and support to prepare you for employment and further study, such as: communication and interview skills CV and cover letter writing networking career planning Informed teaching to advance your learning You’ll learn from experts in sports performance and sports science. Their passion, knowledge and research shape their teaching to enhance your learning experience. Staff across our Department for Health have specialisms in areas such as: sport and exercise science nutrition and metabolism sport management, marketing and media coaching and sport performance sport policy and international development health and physical activity research methods Prepare for your future Many of our sport, exercise and health graduates have gone on to work in sport science, public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management and sports coaching. They've worked for organisations such as: BUPA Cambridge Medical Robotics Coaches Voice Hawk-Eye Innovations MoveGB Department of Health & Social Care professional rugby union and football clubs Find out what our graduates go on to do Specialist facilities for your learning and training Our £35 million Sports Training Village contains some of the UK’s best sport and exercise facilities, accommodating more than 50 sports. We regularly host major international competitions and provide a dedicated sports training space. You’ll have access to our biomechanics and physiology labs, containing: gas analysers blood lactate monitors performance analysis systems force platforms jump mats 2023/24 Academic Year

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification).

Additional entry requirements


This course is intended for students who are performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, and your performance in sport will form part of the selection decision. Your application should include details of your current sporting level in your chosen sport. You may be invited to attend a trial as part of your application.

English language requirements

English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements Duolingo: 110 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100. LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit:
Sport (Sports Performance) at University of Bath - UCAS