Sport (Sports Performance) at University of Bath - UCAS

Sport (Sports Performance)

University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop your athletic expertise and combine your training with academic study of elite sports performance. This two-year foundation degree enables you to integrate both high- performance sports and academic study. It will appeal if you’re performing at a high standard in your chosen sport. The course attracts athletes and professional players (sometimes retired) who are considering academic study to support future career aspirations. You will develop your skills and knowledge in and around training and competition. Topics range from your own physical conditioning, sports coaching, performance psychology, performance analysis, sport development and sports nutrition. You will develop both academic and practitioner skills to enable you to apply a broad set of knowledge’s which explore the key components underpinning sports performance and athletic success. From the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. BSc route On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based Learning) course. This builds on the expertise acquired from earlier study, enabling you to develop the analytical and reflective skills valued by employers. Taking part in our sports We have various priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. The University of Bath is home to many student athletes who show exceptional achievement and potential in both their academic and sporting endeavours. Acceptance of a place on this foundation degree does not guarantee you a place within our priority sports. If you take part in a non-priority sport, then you may consider joining any of the existing Students’ Union sports clubs.

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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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Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC601
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC CCC in three A level subjects. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM MMM in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. DD in a BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.
Access to HE Diploma P: 21 credits Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 21 credits awarded at Merit or Distinction.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 28 points overall.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M3, M3, M3 M3, M3, M3 in three principle subjects.

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Additional entry requirements


GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 (or equivalent) plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in all components, or equivalent). 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU 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