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Sports Science, BSc Hons

Our sports science degree will develop your knowledge of the science of sport, including physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology and sports performance analysis.

Our wide-ranging BSc in sports science covers topics as diverse as biomechanics, research methods and sports psychology. You'll develop a broad understanding of sports science that you can use to explore a sport or health-related exercise of your choice. Throughout your studies, you'll have access to our well-equipped labs and technologically advanced sports science equipment.

As well as encouraging you to gain new skills and knowledge, we want you to put them into practice through work experience. Placements are available across the sport and exercise science industry, including at Charlton Athletic Football Club.

Recent graduates have secured roles in areas such as sports science support, sports development, and health education and promotion.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

C600 A BSc/SS

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Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Our staff include internationally-recognised Sports Scientists, Researchers and Sports Performance Practitioners/Coaches.
  • Students studying this course can expect to earn up to £30,000 on graduation (HESA, 2020).
  • We’re one of the few London unis with extensive sports facilities on campus including all-weather floodlit sports pitches, AstroTurf airdome, and strength and conditioning lab.
  • If you’re an elite sportsperson and decide to study at Greenwich, you could win a scholarship worth up to £4,000 a year.
  • Placement and internship opportunities are available within professional sports clubs

Sports Science, BSc Hons


Want to find out what studying Sports Science at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Professor Ian Swaine.

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

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.

  • The University of Greenwich provided me with a strong learning environment and presented many opportunities to develop, both through my studies and my love of sport.

    - Jason Turner, BSc Sports Science

  • Since graduating I have been working in and around London as a locum administrator for multiple GP practices. This has increased my knowledge gained from the university within sports science.

    - Clinton Niemba, BSc Sports Science, 2017

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

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Typical offer: 112 points

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

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 points from science
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 points from A-level biology
  • Plus GCSEs in English Language or Literature and Mathematics at grade 4/C 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
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

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

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops 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. Timetabled learning 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 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

**Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

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

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. .

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, 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

The academic year runs from September to June.

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

Official statistics on Discover Uni

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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.

2021/22 fees

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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

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. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body is optional but may incur further costs. For example, student membership of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science is £29.

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 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

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

PE, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Greenwich

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Visit our PE, sport and exercise science subject page.

PE, Sport and Exercise Science


If you want to share your passion for PE, Sport and Exercise Science with the next generation, we've got the right course for you. We're one of the few London universities with an extensive range of sports facilities on campus, including all-weather floodlit sports pitches, an indoor Astro Turf airdrome and a new strength and conditioning lab.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.