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Sports Science with Coaching, BSc Hons

This degree is aimed at anyone interested in both science and sports coaching who wants to combine the two to improve performance.

BSc Hons Sports Science with Coaching gives you the skills to evaluate and enhance sporting performance on the field and in the lab.

As well as developing the skills and knowledge you need to start your career, you will put your new abilities into practice through work experience. You'll get the opportunity to undertake an internship in either coaching or sports science at Charlton Athletic Football Club.

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

Course/institution codes

C6X1 A BSc/SSWC

Entry requirements

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Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

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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

  • Relevant coaching qualifications and awards are included in the cost of your course
  • Placement and internship opportunities are available within professional sports clubs
  • We restrict practical class sizes to enhance your learning experience.

Sports Science with Coaching, BSc


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What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by senior academics, professional practitioners, demonstrators and technical officers. Our teaching staff also work in the professional sports sector, therefore they are up to date with the latest information and have great contacts which can be utilised for placement and intern opportunities.

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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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Entry requirements

If you are

Typically our minimum Clearing entry requirements for 3-year standard entry degree courses is 80 points (A Level: CDD | BTEC: MMP) and 4-year extended entry is 64 points (A Level: DDE | BTEC: MPP).

Please call our Clearing line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

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.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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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. Scheduled learning activities 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 a lecture environment.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

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

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

Full time

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.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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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.

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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

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. However, if you do apply, you 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 which vary on an individual basis. They are across professional clubs and will range in length of placement 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 and acknowledged by a Certificate of Industrial Experience. 

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

What are the financial arrangements?

The Faculty expectation is that students are 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 or have been expected to work without pay to gain experience, each opportunity varies. Students on sandwich placements are required to 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 programmes 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 add value in order to 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 you to understand the jobs market and HR selection processes, produce effective CVs and cover letters, and prepare final-year students for graduate job and placement applications.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of you 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 Maths support is also available through the Drill Hall library. All students are allocated a personal tutor throughout the duration of their studies

Support from the department

Students have a Retention and Success Officer (RSO) whose role it is to provide 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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If you are a UK or EU student and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

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

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.