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Course summary

The University of East London is making swift strides towards its aim of becoming London's No 1 university for sport, and our much-admired sport and exercise science degree is leading the way. Study our challenging course and you'll be examining the role that biomechanics, physiology, psychology and nutrition play in human performance. You'll also look at how these disciplines interact, so you receive the complete education a multi-disciplinary sports scientist needs. You'll have the chance to study optional subjects that give our course its special flavour – such as our module in disability sport. It's a course that has attracted some of Britain's leading sportspeople of the day such as European 200m champion Adam Gemili, Commonwealth 200m bronze medallist Bianca Williams and double European and Commonwealth medal-winning swimmer Aimee Willmott. It also develops the sports scientists and teachers who'll help deliver the champions of tomorrow. If you want to know how good our course is, don't just take our word for it. Listen to Adam. "As an athlete you need to understand how your body works - the biomechanics," he says. "That knowledge has really helped me when I'm in the blocks to get the biggest first step that I can."


Foundation Year: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (Core), Physical Health & Wellbeing in Sport (Core), Psychological Influences on Health & Wellbeing in Sport & Physical Activity (Core), Academic & Communication Skills in Sports (Core), Career and Professional Development in Sports (Mental Wealth) (Core), Sports Development & Coaching (Core), Work Placement (Optional) Year 1: Essential Skills for Sport (Mental Wealth) (Core), Anatomy & Physiology for Sport (Core), Coaching Principles (Core), Development of Sport (Core), Human Performance (Core), Psychological Aspects of Sport (Core) Year 2: Physiological and Nutritional Assessment for Sports Performance (Core), Research Methods & Design (Mental Wealth) (Core), Sport and Exercise Psychology (Core), Biomechanics of Human Movement (Core), Principles & Practice in Teaching & Coaching (Optional), Disability, Sport and PE (Optional), Athlete Management (Optional), Performance Analysis (Optional), Sports Technologies: Evolution and Application (Optional) Year 3: Applied Research Project in Sport (Core), Independent Research Project (Core), Applied Sport Psychology (Core), Exercise Physiology Techniques (Core), Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (Core), Work Placement (Practice) (Optional), Chronic Health Conditions (Optional), Strength and Conditioning (Optional), Nutrition for Sporting Health (Optional), Developing the Healthy Child (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we'll give you as much feedback as possible. The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices. In your third year, half of your assessment will be based on research coursework and a work placement. Year 1 = Exam (35%), Laboratory or Practical Assessment (33%), Portfolio/Coursework (15%), Presentation (8.5%), Report (8.5%) Year 2 = Portfolio/Coursework (42%), Laboratory or Practical Assessment (18%), Presentation (17%), Report (15%), Exam (8%) Year 3 = Portfolio/Coursework (60%), Presentation (17%), Exam (15%), Report (8%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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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
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sport and Exercise Science (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS