Sport and Exercise Science (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand given the drive of professional athletes to maximise their potential and the efforts of health officials to encourage participation in exercise and physical activity. Our BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree offers you the opportunity to study at the world's number 1 university for sport-related subjects. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of Sport and Exercise Sciences and gain a scientific appreciation of the disciplines that underpin them including: physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and psychology. The course also allows you to gain insights into the physiological, biomechanical and psychological influences on human performance during the preparation for, and participation in, sport and exercise. An in-depth understanding of these core disciplines provides the foundation of a wide range of applied careers within the sport and exercise sector. You will benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratories, which will allow you to develop your practical, scientific and laboratory skills enabling you to apply your knowledge and understanding in the context of sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing. By undertaking an optional placement year, you can also add practical experience to your CV, while our Coach and Volunteer Academy, also provides you with the opportunity to work alongside elite athletes, in a range of job roles and sports on campus, giving you a unique insight in working within performance sport. You will take a series of modules that have been specifically designed to develop your research, vocational and employability skills, placing you in the best possible position to secure appropriate employment upon graduation.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations. These assessments are often designed to encourage the development of industry valued skills.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C600
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Student Outcomes

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67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
94%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Sport and Exercise Science (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS