Sports Development with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Train for a record-breaking career in BSc Sports Development. With strong links to local and national partners, you’ll learn how to link theoretical knowledge with practice by gaining an understanding of the principles and application of sports and physical activity development. Supported by the highly regarded School of Education and Lifelong Learning, you will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills, through an innovative blend of teaching methods and hands on research. The course is enriched with an embedded placement opportunity and an empirical research experience. Such activities will further equip you with everything you’ll need for a successful career in physical activity and health promotion following graduation. Challenge yourself to push boundaries, whether it is using sport as a tool to overcome inequalities in our society or pushing elite athletes to reach their full potential. On this course, you’ll spend your third year studying abroad before returning to UEA for your final year. About This Course The UEA SportsPark is a multi-million-pound sports facility and is what we call home for both classroom and practical teaching. Our staff are active researchers and practitioners within the field. Their expertise informs module content and highlights key developments within the Sports Development sector. In year 1, you’ll explore the fundamental principles underpinning the study of Physical Education, Sport and Health. Modules are designed to facilitate a smooth transition into higher education study for everyone. We operate a common suite of Year 1 modules in our Physical Education, Sport and Health (PESH) cluster, which means you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to one of the following courses after Year 1, if you have discovered an alternative career route:

  • BSc Physical Education, Sport and Health
  • BSc Physical Activity and Health
  • BSc Physical Education
In years 2 and 4, you’ll study a combination of compulsory and optional modules exploring different aspects of participation in sport, ranging from inclusive sporting projects that benefit socially diverse groups, to high-level elite sport events. You’ll be autonomous in choosing from a menu of optional module choices covering additional aspects of physical education, sport and health landscape. Your third year will be spent at one of our partner institutions in North America, Australia and New Zealand, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover how other countries and cultures approach physical activity, health, physical education and sport development. In your final year, you’ll undertake an empirical research project which will allow you to delve into an area you are passionate about. By Year 4, you’ll have mastered a range of employability, professional and personal skills, applicable to your aspiring workplace. While undertaking this course, you’ll also have the opportunity to pursue a range of nationally accredited coaching and officiating award s alongside the set curriculum for BSc Sports Development. All of these will enhance your employability and widen your horizons. We have support from an excellent careers adviser who will support you with your personal development and applications into relevant sector roles. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

How 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 English Language grade C or 4, GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 and GCSE Science (any Science subject) grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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Additional entry requirements


Placement provider information There may be limitations to placement activity for students under the age of 18 due to the professional nature of some of our partner environments. This can be mitigated around, including the opportunity to undertake professional development activity which is not age restricted. Social and Community engagement Students under the age of 18 are not permitted to compete in the national British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league system and may be restricted from joining some sports clubs until the time that they turn 18. Some sports clubs' social events may be restricted from U18 attendance due to their nature. Physical Testing volunteering There are some opportunities on the course to act as a demonstrator in laboratory environments and our ethical approval may restrict the ability for U18s to take these roles. Observational roles are always available. If you are under 18 you may wish to consider deferring. If you would like to discuss this please contact the Admissions Team.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Sports Development with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS