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Sport and Exercise Science University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop your knowledge of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You will understand how humans function in sport, physical activity and health environments.

This degree has three core strands running throughout the course: Biomechanics, Physiology and Psychology.
Biomechanics will explore how humans create and control movement including athletes’ technique.
Physiology will cover the structure, function, regulation and performance of bodily systems.
Psychology will examine the role of thoughts, feelings and behaviours in sport and exercise settings.

Through these core disciplines you will apply your knowledge to sports performance and exercise participation and understand the relevance of sport and exercise science to current practice.

Along with the core study of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, examples of other topics you will cover include: biochemistry, motor control, nutrition and metabolism, research methods, sports medicine and strength and conditioning.

Undergraduate masters

The undergraduate master's (MSci) equips you with the practical and analytical skills to conduct independent research. This can be into an area that interests you most.

This advanced qualification puts you ahead of other holders of bachelors' degrees in the job market. This is also a financially attractive route, as you will be able to apply for an undergraduate student loan for the duration of your studies.

How 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

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code C605
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - A*AB AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in one science or mathematics subject.

We can consider you if you study both Physical Education and Psychology in place of a science or mathematics subject. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative A level offer: AAB plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. We can consider you if you study both Psychology and Physical Education in place of a science or mathematics subject. 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) D*D*D We accept a number of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diplomas (RQF):

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (Health Sciences)
D*D*D in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science and Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) with Distinctions in at least 7 science-related units.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Sport and Exercise Science
D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Sport and Exercise Science with Distinctions in mandatory units 1, 2, 3 5 and 13. You must also be taking either optional unit 7 or 9.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science
D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science with Distinctions in 5 mandatory units.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)
D*D*D in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) with Distinctions in 5 science-related units.

If you are studying towards a BTEC Extended Diploma in another subject-area, including other Sport BTECs, we are only able to consider an application from you if you are also studying a science A level. You may also wish to consider one of our other Sport or Health degrees.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction in a science subject.

We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. You should be studying at least 12 credits (preferably more) in at least one basic science subject (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology). Psychology can also be accepted as a science if combined with a further 12 units in sports related units.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D2, D3, M1 D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in one science or mathematics subject.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer
D3, D3, M1
**D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in one science or mathematics subject plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in at least one science or mathematics subject.

We accept Sports, Exercise and Health Science as a science subject for this course.

If you are not studying a science or mathematics subject at Higher Level we may be able to consider a Standard Level subject in its place. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in one Standard Level science or mathematics subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers including one science or mathematics subject plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

GCSE grade C or 4 in Mathematics, English and one science (or equivalent from Category C). Preference for applicants with strong GCSE profile including B or 6 in Mathematics and 2 sciences.
For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/sport-ex-sci


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