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Course summary

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our focus is on improving your employability, helping you gain relevant working experience in sport and exercise science and providing you with an in-depth understanding of the key skills required in the workplace. Employers today want to see your skills and your work experience. We offer you a chance to get both the skills and the experience and show it off. We do this by giving you the chance to apply your skills wherever possible in simulated real-world environments, using industry standard facilities in the field and in our Human Performance Lab. This course has been endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Graduating with an endorsed degree provides you with a competitive advantage that is recognised nationally and internationally. Using our partnerships with professional bodies, sports teams, athletes and local schools and colleges we have based your course on what’s needed out in the field today. The quality of our links to industry speak for themselves. We’re currently linked with Watford FC, Wycombe Wanderers, Reading Ladies WSL and academy teams, Amateur Swimming Association, British Rowing, GB para-athletes and many community level sports clubs, athletes and local schools. We’ve made sure our lecturers are actively engaged in a professional practice setting and have many years of professional experience in teaching and industry. We are constantly strengthening relationships with high-performance sports organisations and clinical providers giving you even more opportunity to learn from the real industry leaders. BNU has an inspired and friendly community of lecturers and support staff. We are here for the student, prioritising the student experience, feedback, self-improvement and the things which make university great. What facilities can I use? Most of our work with you and our professional partners takes place in the Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre. This is where the body can be fully tested and evaluated, using specialist equipment used by sport and exercise scientists in the world of work. It contains a working clinic and human performance laboratory and the work you will complete here is a step up from your previous studies and helps prepare you for your future career. Additionally, the University has a commercially run sports hall and fitness centre giving you the opportunity to learn within a sports centre environment. What will I study? This course is split into a pathway system, where you will have a shared first year with both pathways, and then choose to specialise into one. The pathways on this course are as follows: Sport and Exercise Science Endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree combines underlying scientific principles from the sport science disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology with the highly practical skills from the more contemporary sports science disciplines of strength and conditioning, nutrition and performance analysis, to help prepare you for a career within the field of sport and exercise science. Sport and Exercise Science with Strength and Conditioning Developed in line with the Chartered Institute of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and aligned to Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach (GSCC) professional standards, this pathway will help develop your knowledge in Strength and Conditioning. Combining scientific principles with practical S&C training methods, you will study a variety of specialisms including exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, data analysis, performance analysis, sports injury, rehabilitation and more.


Year one Core Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice Making Sense of Society Policy and Society Media, Communication and Society Punishment, Justice and Victims Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Crime Harm and Power in Late Modernity Employability and Professional Development Contemporary Social Research Optional Modules Ethical Issues in Social Science Social Diversity: Race, Gender and Sexuality Contemporary Criminology Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year three Core Comparative Criminal Justice Policy Dissertation Optional Modules Cybercrime Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Environmental Justice Radicalisation Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year three Opportunity modules

Assessment method

This course combines underlying scientific principles and highly practical skills from the sport science disciplines. We combine principles from classic disciplines like physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology with skills from contemporary ones like strength and conditioning, sports coaching, performance analysis and nutrition. The way we’ve designed this programme to combine such a broad combination of subject areas means you’ll graduate with a holistic understanding of what it takes to prepare for a career within the field of Sport and Exercise Science. You’ll be taught by our specialist teaching team through lectures, practical sessions, seminars and workshops, and your work will be assessed through presentations, portfolio assessments, viva, practical assessments and written work.

Professional bodies

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

  • BASES, British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Sport and Exercise Science at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS