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Sports Science with Coaching (Extended), BSc Hons

If your goal’s improving sporting performance, join our extended sports science with coaching degree. Entry points are lower than for our standard BSc and an extra year will boost your study skills.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in science, sports coaching and the combination of the two. It will give you the knowledge and technical skills needed to evaluate and improve sporting performance, both on the field and in the lab.

The extended degree in sports science with coaching starts with a foundation year to equip you for learning at degree level. After this, you'll study the same modules offered on our three-year course.

You will have the chance to put your skills into practice through a structured internship in either coaching or sports science at Charlton Athletic Football Club.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

C610 M BSc/SSWC

Location

Duration

4 years full-time

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • This four-year degree is identical to the three-year course but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements
  • If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this course is your first step to graduation
  • The foundation year includes academic writing, computing skills, introduction to the subject and more.

We are the University of Greenwich with Charlton Athletic Football Club


We are the University of Greenwich with Charlton Athletic Football Club. Our students gain the skills and experience to kick off their careers.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

In our sports science department you will be taught by senior academics, professional practitioners, demonstrators and technical officers. As our teaching staff also work in the professional sports sector, they are up to date with the latest information and have great contacts for placement and intern opportunities.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Typical offer: 64 points

Qualifications: three A-levels / Extended Diploma / combination of A-level and Diploma / A-levels and Extended Certificate.

Subjects:

  • A-level: 64 points from related subjects, e.g. biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics or physics
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 points from a related subject
  • Plus GCSEs in English language, mathematics, and one science subject at grade C / 4 or above. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Applications from mature students.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

We restrict our class sizes to enhance your learning experience, with a maximum of 20 students per practical laboratory session and 40 students in lectures.

Independent learning

University study requires students to work more independently than they may have been used to in school. Students in engineering and science are expected to develop their independence progressively throughout their degree.

At foundation level and in year 1 of the degree, students are given more support by module leaders and personal tutors than in subsequent years. In years 2 and 3 students are expected to demonstrate increasing willingness and ability to work independently to build upon material delivered in lectures and laboratories. This means independent reading to broaden and deepen knowledge and spending time preparing coursework.

Ultimately, the mark of a Greenwich graduate is the ability to think and work independently, analytically and creatively to solve problems.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We have a wide range of placement opportunities across professional clubs. These range in length from 3 months to the duration of your course, which could be 3 years. You will gain experience in a professional working environment which will enhance your skills and employability.

Placements will not be paid but they are invaluable for your learning and enable to build up your own contacts in the industry.

How long is my placement?

Students can undertake a summer placement for between 6 weeks and 3 months which can be related to a credit rated course at Level 6, or can be undertaken for work experience, acknowledged by a Certificate of Industrial Experience.

Students are also encouraged to apply for sandwich placements lasting between 9-12 months which sit between the second and third year of the degree.

What are the financial arrangements?

The faculty expects that students will be as far as possible treated like other employees of the company or organisation.

It is expected that students on sandwich placements will be paid throughout their time with the company. In some cases, students on summer placements have had expenses only covered by the company.

Students on sandwich placements pay a reduced fee to the university for their placement year.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This degree has enabled graduates to work in areas such as football coaching, sports science support, sports development, and health education and promotion.

You may become self-employed as, for example, a personal trainer or sports adviser or continue on to postgraduate courses in areas such as teaching, physiotherapy or research.

We pay for qualifications and awards throughout your course in your chosen sport as the opportunity arises. Your course fees cover these additional qualifications and awards and enhance your future career opportunities.

Are internships available?

During all three years of the degree, you will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science. Every 6-8 weeks we will release four new students for an internship.

This is an example of one of the professional clubs we work with. Other internships may also become available during your course.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help students to develop their knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, understand HR selection processes, and prepare final year students for graduate job applications and applying for placements.

Visit our Employability & Careers Service pages.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre.

We have a Learning Skills Coordinator and a writing Fellow, both of whom support students in improving their writing skills. Additional support in mathematics is also available through the Drill Hall library. 

All students are allocated a personal tutor throughout the duration of their studies. The academic support available will enhance student performance.

Support from the department

Students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science have a Retention and Success Officer (RSO). This role provides an additional layer of support for student engagement, and provision for extenuating circumstances, withdrawals and interruptions, Faculty level resit and Personal Development Planning enquiries.

The university-wide STAART (AccessAbility Retention and Transition) programme encourages and supports students with a disability, providing support for disabled students.

Accommodation information

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