How the course works
This degree is part of a larger portfolio of five courses covering different specialisms in sport. The initial two-year foundation curriculum is about gaining a foundation in the core areas of Sport and Exercise Sciences and so all five of these courses cover the same curriculum.
In those first two years, we’ll give you an introduction to core aspects of each course so you can decide where you want to specialise. This means you’ll learn what you want to focus on, and your degree will suit your own interests and career aspirations. And, of course, we’ll advise you every step of the way.
Keep your options open
If you want to work in this industry or continue your studies but haven’t worked out exactly what you want to do, this is a great way to start. Our two-year foundation approach means you can keep your options open until you’ve learnt more about what really interests you.
In those first two years we’ll give you an introduction to core aspects of each course so you can decide where you want to specialise. This means you’ll learn what you want to focus on, and your degree will suit your own interests and career aspirations. And, of course, we’ll advise you every step of the way.
Having gained two years of knowledge and discovered your own specialist area, in year three you choose from one of these pathways:
Your chosen course will be reflected in your degree title e.g. BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching.
Remember, you only need to apply for ONE course, as the first two years are the same for everyone.
Shape your own learning journey
It’s all about flexibility. The first two-year common curriculum means you can keep your options open until you know which area you want to focus on. Don’t worry, our academic team will give you advice and full support when it comes to choosing what to specialise in.
Whichever specialist path you decide on, by the time you graduate you will:
Understand how to analyse the core issues behind your chosen subject
Have developed analytical and problem-solving skills, useful in any work environment
Have learned to work both independently and as part of a team
Be able to critically evaluate evidence, arguments, and assumptions and reach sound judgements
Have learned applied professional standards, ethics and responsibilities, including good decision-making
Developed excellent communication and digital skills so you can share your knowledge effectively across a wide range of audiences
Learning and assessment
You will cover a set of core mandatory modules and select other optional modules, allowing you to tailor your study to areas of interest and prospective employment.
The degree combines lectures, small group work, and practical activities. You'll go on work placements designed to reinforce the links between theory and practice.
You’ll be encouraged to evaluate information and challenge commonly held ideas about sport and exercise, as well as being invited to research your own areas of interest and expertise.
Assessment uses a combination of examination and coursework to help you develop a variety of intellectual and practical skills.