Ulster University

Sport, Physical Activity and Health Ulster University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

It is becoming increasingly recognised that physical activity and exercise have a positive influence on health and wellbeing and that the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles in the community has substantial social and economic benefits. This course has been designed in collaboration with the School of Sport and School of Nursing to produce highly educated professionals with the knowledge and skills to organise and provide for the policy, planning, development, management and delivery of sport, physical activity and health initiatives.

How to apply

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC To include A Level Grade B in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.

You may satisfy the requirement for the A-level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM To include 8 distinctions in a science or sports related BTEC.
Access to HE Diploma Access Course (120 credits) with an overall mark of 65%, to include 65% in one Level 3 science module from: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or other approved science module; Plus NICATs Maths (25 credits) or Maths 1 & 2.
Scottish Higher BBCCC To include a Grade B in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points To include minimum 12 at higher level. Subjects to include a science subject in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 To include at least 1 from Chemistry, Physics or Biology,

Plus English and Maths Grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade 04 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD To include at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sports Studies or Double Award Applied Science.

GCSE Profile to include Grade C or 4 or above in English, Mathematics and a Science.

English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,275 Year 1
International £14,060 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,275 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students

Provider information

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Ulster University
Cromore Road
Coleraine
BT52 1SA


Course contact details

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Registry and Admissions Office Coleraine

028 7012 4221

Fax: 028 7012 4908