University of Bath

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.
You will develop your skills and knowledge in training and competition. Topics range from your own physical conditioning and sports nutrition to performance analysis and psychology.
At the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport, coaching and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers.
You will develop academic skills to enable you to further your studies, which will explore the key components underpinning sports performance and athletic success.
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 that are valued by employers.
Taking part in our sports
We have nine priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. Each priority sport has a separate trial and confirmation process at the beginning of the academic year. 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.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 C601
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 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M3, M3, M3 M3, M3, M3 in three principle subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 28 points overall.

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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:

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down

Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

01225 383019

Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019