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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Human Biology (2015 to 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS (2014 entry onwards)
Programme title Human Biology
Programme code PSUB12
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code B150, B151
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/humanbiology/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to develop an understanding of Human Biology and provide a firm foundation in scientific method including laboratory and analytical skills
  • to promote and develop independent learning and encourage and support professional studies in human biology

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • the benchmark statements for Biosciences and Anthropology (Biological);
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications;
  • Criteria for recognition by Society of Biology

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a broadly-based core curriculum covering the major concepts, principles and theories associated with Human Biological Sciences from a whole body perspective
  • identify, explain and discuss theoretical frameworks appropriate to the study of Human Biology
  • demonstrate an understanding of knowledge of critical arguments in human biology that are at the forefront of the discipline

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • analyse, synthesise and summarise information critically, including published research or reports;
  • recognise and apply subject-specific theories, concepts or principles;
  • apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems;
  • obtain and integrate several lines of subject-specific evidence to formulate and test hypotheses;
  • recognise the ethical issues of investigations and apply ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • design, plan, conduct and report on investigations, which may involve primary or secondary data (eg, from a survey database); these data may be obtained through individual or group projects;
  • obtain, record, collate and analyse data using appropriate techniques in the field and/or laboratory, working by themselves or in a group;
  • undertake field and/or laboratory investigations of the living human being or human material in a responsible, safe and ethical manner; showing sensitivity to the impact of investigations on the subjects under investigation and paying due attention to risk assessment, relevant health and safety regulations, and consent procedures.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed a range of communication, information technology, interpersonal, self-management and generic cognitive skills. They should be able to: 

  • communicate effectively in a variety of formats;
  • cite and reference work in an appropriate manner
  • use information technology effectively as a learning and communication tool;
  • work effectively as an individual and as part of a team;
  • manage personal learning efficiently and effectively;
  • develop skills management for lifelong learning including target setting for personal, academic and career development;
  • develop the ability to work independently.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA208

Biochemistry

 20 

 1&2

 C 

PSA201

Anatomy and Physiology 1

10

1

C

PSA204 

Cell Biology 

10

1

C

PSA210

Human Evolution and Adaptation

 10 

1

 C 

PSA211

Human Biology and Society

20

1

C

PSA202

Anatomy and Physiology 2

10

2

C

PSA203

Human Genetics

10

2

 C 

PSA212

Homeostasis

10

2

C

PSA405

Human Biology Research Methods: Study Design and Data Description

10

2

C

PSA030

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health

10

2

O

PSA502

Foundations in Biological Psychology

10

2

O

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with 60 in each semester. 

Year-long modules have equal credit weightings per semester.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB204

Functional Human Genomics

 

20

1&2

C

PSB207

Current Topics in Human Nutrition

10

1

C

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

C

PSB213

Growth and Development

10

1

C

PSB403

Human Biology Research Methods: Data Analysis

20

1&2

C

PSB022

Biochemistry of Exercise and Nutrition

20

1&2

O

PSB032

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health 10 1 O

DSB121

Environmental Ergonomics and Design

20

1&2

O

 

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1

Or

2

O

PSB202 

Human Biology Research Methods: Measurement and Evaluation 

10

2

C

PSB214

Human Ageing

10

2

C

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

O

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

Year-long modules have equal credit weightings per semester.

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI002.
OR
DIntS Route (2014 entry onwards): Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC200*

Project

40

1&2

C

PSC219

Human Performance at Environmental Extremes

20

1

C+

PSC505

Forensic DNA Analysis

20

1

C+

PSC206

Lifestyle and Disease

20

1

C+

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20

2

C+

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

10

1

O

PSC022

Sport Injuries

10

1

O

 

Part C module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

or

20

1

or

2

O

PSC204

Infectious Diseases in Humans

10

2

C+

PSC208

Body Composition

10

2

C+

PSC016

Physiology of Exercise in Special Populations

10

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

 

*The Compulsory Project Module PSC200 is divided between Semesters 1 and 2 with a permitted modular weight distribution of 10:30 or 20:20.  Students who opt for a 20:20 modular weight distribution must have the permission of the module organiser.

  

C+ indicates modules from which at least 40 credits must be taken over the two semesters.

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C). The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Psychology (students entering prior to 2016)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

British Psychological Society (BPS) for graduate membership and the basis for chartership (GBC)

Final award BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS
Programme title Psychology
Programme code PSUB13
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code C800, C801
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/psychology/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The overarching aim of the Psychology BSc is to provide graduates with the basic skills to be able to begin a career as a chartered psychologist. This is achieved by meeting the programme standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Psychology programmes, like ours, which have this accreditation, must demonstrate that they equip graduates with the necessary skills to start on the path to becoming a professional in the field.  This means demonstrating that we:

  • equip students with intellectual, practical and transferable skills required for a career as a chartered psychologist
  • develop and promote independent learning
  • develop knowledge of a range of research skills and methods for investigating experience and behaviour
  • promote and provide, where appropriate, a multi-disciplinary educational experience

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • British Psychological Society GBR curriculum
  • Benchmark statements for Psychology
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core sub fields of the discipline: biological, cognitive, conceptual and historical issues, developmental, individual differences and social psychology.
  • With reference to appropriate research designs, describe a range of quantitative, qualitative and statistical research methods and techniques appropriate to psychometrics and psychological testing

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate evidence-based scientific reasoning, and make critical judgements about arguments and primary source material in psychology;
  • adopt multiple perspectives, systematically analyse the relationships between them and use these insights to make informed critical judgements and evaluations;
  • search for similarities and general principles in order to detect meaningful patterns in psychological functioning;
  • recognise the continuous significance and import for psychology of contextual, interpersonal and cultural influences, and have some appreciation of the complexities their recognition raises;
  • conduct and report an empirically-based research project under appropriate supervision, demonstrating at an appropriate level the relevant skills associated with personal planning, project management.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Observe, record and give a systematic account of human behaviour in a multitude of settings
  • Design an experiment to test the evidence for a specific theory or hypothesis taking into account an appropriate range of relevant variables
  • Collect both a qualitative and quantitative data and apply appropriate analytic techniques to each
  • Communicate and listen effectively, and be aware of how ethical considerations are relevant to professional psychological interactions.  
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate computer literacy with respect to relevant and widely used word-processing, database and analytic software packages and resources
  • Use electronic and other resources to search for, identify and organise psychological information in library books, journals, and appropriate online sources
  • Work independently and in groups to solve problems including the ability to clarify, find alternative solutions, reach common goals and evaluate outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively to a range of audiences on psychological topics using an appropriate medium

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA301

Introductory Neuroscience

10

1

C

PSA305

Basic Developmental Psychology

10

1

C

PSA307

Social & Cultural Psychologies

10

1

C

PSA311

Study Skills for Psychology

10

1

C

PSA314

Psychology: Shaping the Discipline

20

1

C

PSA302

Professions in Psychology

10

2

C

PSA308

Basic Biological Psychology

10

2

C

PSA310

Basic Experimental Psychology

20

2

C

PSA351

Psychology Practicals

20

2

C

 

4.2       Part B  - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB314

Organisational Behaviour

10

1

C

PSB319

Individual Differences

10

1

C

PSB353

Human Memory and Cognition Part 1

10

1

C

PSB355

Developmental and Social Psychology

20

1

C

PSB403

Experiment Design and Analysis B1

10

1

C

PSB316

Qualitative Design and Analysis for Psychology

10

2

C

PSB320

Brain and Behaviour

20

2

C

PSB351

Psychology Practicals B

10

2

C

PSB354

Human Memory and Cognition Part 2

10

2

C

PSB404

Experiment Design and Analysis B2

10

2

C

 

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI003.

OR

DIntS Route (2015 entry onwards): Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C  - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC300

Project

40

1&2

C

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC301

Advanced Experimental & Qualitative Design & Analysis

20

1

O

PSC319

The Psychology of Eating Behaviours

20

1

O

SSC130

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life

20

1

O

SSC138

Forensic Psychology

20

1

O

 

Part C module(s) from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

or

20

1

or

2

O

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSC311

Clinical Psychology

20

2

O

PSC315

Psychology and Health

20

2

O

PSC320

Parenting and Socialisation

20

2

O

SSC137

Psychology in Practice

10

2

O

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting. 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)
Programme code PSUB07
Length of programme The duration of the programme is two semesters. The programme is normally available on a full-time basis only.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

The programme is restricted to students taking an intercalated year out of a recognized UK programme of medical training, normally leading to the degrees of MBBS or MBChB or equivalent, who have already successfully completed the first two or more years of their medical degree.

The School will review the academic history of candidates for admission to ensure that the individual is adequately prepared for the programme.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to enable students to benefit from a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport, exercise science and pedagogy
  • to enable students to engage with issues through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices

 

Module choice will be important in determining whether the following intended learning outcomes are achieved: 

  • an understanding of human structure and function addressed in multi- discipline based enquiry
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of sport and exercise intervention on the participant and special populations
  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport-related enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, exercise and pedagogy
  • apply knowledge to solve problems in a variety of laboratory and sport-based practicals
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research
  • monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and field settings
  • undertake laboratory and fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate techniques and skills to develop practice in a range of sport activities
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning

 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

Part C - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003*

Or

PSC005*

Dissertation

 

Project: Physiology

40

1&2

O

PSC100**

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

20

 1&2

O

PSC103**

The Science of Coaching Gymnastics

20

1&2

 O 

Or

 

Part C module(s) from the University Undergraduate Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

or

20

1 &/or2

 

O

PSC017

Sport Pedagogy 3

20

1

O

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

10

1

O

PSC022

Sport Injuries

10

1

O

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

O

PSC016

Physiology of Exercise in Special Populations

10

2

O

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

2

O

PSC027

Advanced Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC029

 Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

2

O

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20

2

O

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

O

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10

2

O

 Modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

* Students may opt for either PSC003 or PSC005, not both.

** Students may opt for either PSC100 or PSC103, not both. 

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates’ final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in Part C modules at Loughborough University.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (2015 to 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/BSc (Hons)+ DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science
Programme code PSUB02
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code CX63, C600
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportandexercisescience/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to enable students to benefit from a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport, exercise science and pedagogy
  • to enable students to engage with issues through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices

 

Module choice will be important in determining whether the following intended learning outcomes are achieved: 

  • an understanding of human structure and function addressed in multi- discipline based enquiry
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of sport and exercise intervention on the participant and special populations
  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport-related enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, exercise and pedagogy
  • apply knowledge to solve problems in a variety of laboratory and sport-based practicals
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research
  • monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and field settings
  • undertake laboratory and fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate techniques and skills to develop practice in a range of sport activities
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning

 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

4.1         Part A  - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1&2

C

PSA003

Academic and Professional Skills

10

1&2

C

PSA011

Introduction to Sport Pedagogy

10

1

C

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

C

PSA005

Issues in Sport and Exercise Science

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

C

PSA027 

Introduction to Motor Control & Motor Learning

10

2

C

PSA030

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health

10

2

C

PSA040

Sports Enterprise

10

2

C

All modules are compulsory with an equal weighting of 60 credits in each semester

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

1&2

O

PSB010

Sport Pedagogy 2

20

1&2

O

PSB022

Biochemistry of Exercise and Nutrition

20

1&2

O

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

O

Or

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/Or

2

O

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

1

O

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

O

PSB032 

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

10

1

O

PSB051

Foundations of Sports Law

10

1

O

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

O

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

2

O

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

O

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

O

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSB052

Managing Sports Organisations

10

2

O

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI004.

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003*

Or

PSC005*

Dissertation

 

Project: Physiology

40

1&2

O

PSC100**

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

20

1&2

O

PSC103**

The Science of Coaching Gymnastics 

20

1&2

O

PSC032 

Physical Activity and Health of Children

 20 

O

Or

 

Part C module(s) from the University Undergraduate Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

or

20

1 &/or2

 

O

PSC017

Sport Pedagogy 3

20

1

O

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

10 1 O

PSC022

Sport Injuries

10

1

O

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

O

PSC045

Advanced Sport Marketing

10

1

O

PSC016

Physiology of Exercise in Special Populations

10

2

O

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

2

O

PSC027

Advanced Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques 

10

2

O

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

O

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10

2

O

Modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester. 

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

*Students may opt for either PSC003 or PSC005, not both

**Students may opt for either PSC100 or PSC103 not both

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Sport Management (2015 to 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport Management
Programme code PSUB01
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code N222, N281
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • to enable students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues in sport, leisure and management through specialist study and research
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport and leisure contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport, management and leisure-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices
  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport and leisure in society
  • the importance of policy, planning and management to the delivery of sport and leisure opportunities
  • an ability to understand, critically evaluate and reflect upon issues of lifestyle, consumption and culture, and to analyse the affect that they can have on people’s leisure
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of sport, exercise and leisure interventions on individual and special populations

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport and leisure enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, leisure and management
  • review the social, political, economic and physical contexts of leisure and assess the impact of these upon leisure operations
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research 
  • monitor and evaluate sport and leisure activities in field settings 
  • undertake fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment 
  • apply vocationally relevant concepts to the operation and strategic management of human, financial and physical resources 

Only in placement year (Diploma in Professional Studies): 

  • demonstrate vocationally relevant managerial skills and knowledge with experience of professional practice
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1&2

O

BSA512

The Leisure Market

10

1

C

PSA003

Academic and Professional Skills

10

1&2

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA044

The Sport Industries

20

1

C

PSA011

Introduction to Sport Pedagogy

10

1

O

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

O

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

O

BSA510

Economic Environment of Leisure Management

10

2

C

BSA530

Behaviour in Sporting Organisations

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSA027

Introduction to Motor Control & Motor Learning

10

2

O

PSA030 

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health 

10

2

O

PSA040 

Sports Enterprise 

10

2

C

PSA041

Olympic Studies

20

2

C

Or

Part A module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

Or

2

O

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

1&2

O

PSB010

Sport Pedagogy 2

20

1&2

O

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

O

Or

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/Or

2

O

BSB510

Human Resource Management in Sports Organisations

10

1

C

BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure

10

1

C

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10

1

C

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB051

Foundations of Sports Law

10

1

C

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

1

O

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

O

PSB032 

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health 

10

1

O

BSB522

The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure

10

2

C

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10

2

C

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB044

Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

10

2

C

PSB052

Managing Sport Organisations

10

2

C

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

2

O

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

O

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

O

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI001.

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003

Dissertation

40

1&2

C

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10

1

C

PSC045

Advanced Sports Marketing

10

1

C

PSC049

Sport Policy Analysis

20

1

C

PSC046

Sports Economics

20

2

C

PSC047

Sports Governance

20

2

C

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Management (2015 to 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/ BSC (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport Science with Management
Programme code PSUB03
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code CN62, CN6F
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportssciencewithmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to enable students to benefit from a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport, exercise science, pedagogy and management
  • to enable students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues in sport, exercise science, leisure and management through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport, management and leisure- related behaviour
  • an understanding of theories, principles and practice, developed from study of core management areas of human resources, finance, economics, marketing and operations as applied to sport and leisure contexts
  • the importance of policy, planning and management to the delivery of sport and leisure operations 

Module choice will be important in determining whether the following intended learning outcomes are achieved: 

  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.
  • an understanding of human structure and function addressed in multi- discipline based enquiry
  • an ability to understand, critically evaluate and reflect upon issues of lifestyle, consumption and culture, and to analyse the affect that they can have on people’s leisure.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport and leisure related enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, exercise, leisure and management
  • apply knowledge to solve problems in a variety of laboratory and sport-based practicals
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research
  • monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and field settings
  • undertake laboratory and fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate techniques and skills to develop practice in a range of sport activities
  • apply vocationally relevant concepts to the operation and strategic management of human, financial and physical resources
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas:

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning

 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)  

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1&2

O

BSA512

The Leisure Market

10

1

O

PSA003

Academic and Professional Skills

10

1&2

C

PSA011

Introduction to Sport Pedagogy

10

1

O

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

O

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

O

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

O

PSA044

The Sport Industries

20

1

C

BSA510

Economic Environment of Leisure Management

10

2

O

BSA530

Behaviour in Sporting Organisations

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSA027 

Introduction to Motor Control & Motor Learning

10

2

O

PSA030

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health 

10

2

O

PSA040 

Sports Enterprise 

10

2

O

PSA041

Olympic Studies

10

2

O

Or

Part A module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

Or

2

O

 *Students are not permitted to take additional optional modules from the School of Business and Economics in Part A.

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

1&2

O

PSB010

Sport Pedagogy 2

20

1&2

O

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

O

Or

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/Or

2

O

BSB510M

Human Resource Management in Sports Organisations

10

1

O

BSB520M

Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure

10

1

C

BSB530M

Accounting for Business

10

1

C

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

1

O

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

O

PSB032 

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health 

10

1

O

BSB522M

The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure

10

2

C

BSB532M

Accounting for Managers

10

2

C

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

O

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

2

O

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

O

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

O

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSB044M

Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

10

2

O

PSB052M

Managing Sport Organisations

10

2

O

 

M Signifies management modules which, combined, should not exceed a maximum modular weight of 50.

 

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI004.

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003*

Dissertation

40

1&2

O

PSC005*

Project:  Physiology

40

1&2

O

PSC100

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

20

1&2

O

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children 

20

2

O

Or

Part C module(s) from the University Undergraduate Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by the Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/or

2

O

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10

1

C

PSC049

Sport Policy Analysis

20

1

C

PSC017

Sport Pedagogy 3

20

1

O

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

10 1 O

PSC022

Sport Injuries

10

1

O

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

O

PSC045

Advanced Sport Marketing

10

1

O

PSC016

Physiology of Exercise in Special Populations

10

2

O

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

2

O

PSC027

Advanced Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques 

10

2

O

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

O

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10

2

O

PSC046

Sports Economics

20

2

O

PSC047

Sports Governance

20

2

O

*Students may opt for either PSC003 or PSC005, not both

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XX.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

SS Loughborough Psychology UG Programmes(2016 & 2017 entry):
Psychology
Social Psychology
Business Psychology
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Psychology with Criminology

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

 British Psychological Society (BPS), for Graduate Membership of the Society (GM) and Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). 

Final award BSc/ BSc+DIntS/ BSc+DPS
Programme title Loughborough Psychology Undergraduate Programmes:
BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc (Hons) Social Psychology
BSc (Hons) Business Psychology
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology
Programme code PSUB13 Psychology (Psych)
SSUB02 Social Psychology (SP)
BSUB60 Business Psychology (BP)
PSUB15 Sport and Exercise Psychology (SPEX)
SSUB06 Psychology with Criminology (PwC)
Length of programme BSc – 3 years full-time
BSc with placement – 4 years full-time
UCAS code C800 Psychology 3-yr
C801 Psychology 4-yr
C880 Social Psychology 3-yr
C88A Social Psychology 4-yr
C8N0 Business Psychology 3-yr
C8N1 Business Psychology 4-yr
C8C6 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3-yr
C86C Sport and Exercise Psychology 4-yr
C8M9 Psychology with Criminology 3-yr
C8M0 Psychology with Criminology 4-yr
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/psychology/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/social-sciences/social-psychology/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/psychology/business-psychology/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sport-exercise-psychology/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/social-sciences/psychology-criminology/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The overarching aim of the Loughborough Psychology programmes is to provide a comprehensive and coherent understanding of key and cutting-edge aspects of psychological science through five integrated but distinct undergraduate pathways.

Within this general aim, curriculum content reflects the need to meet the programme standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and:

  • equip students with intellectual, practical and transferable skills for careers in which psychology provides a relevant  foundation;
  • develop a range of research skills for investigating experience and behaviour, culminating in the deployment of these skills in the conduct and reporting of an independent piece of research;
  • foster a constructive, critical approach to the evaluation of psychological theory and research, and to relations between psychology and its cognate disciplines in both academic and applied settings;
  • enable students to develop and sustain arguments and solve problems through a conceptually and empirically grounded understanding of psychological topics, and to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to different audiences; and
  • promote and provide a multi-disciplinary educational experience.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • British Psychological Society GBC curriculum
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • The subject benchmark statement for Psychology
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • The subject benchmark statement for General Business and Management
  • The subject benchmark statement for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of these programmes, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas.

  K1

Social psychology: e.g. social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group processes and intergroup relations, close relationships and social constructionism.

  K2

Cognitive psychology: e.g. perception, learning, memory, thinking, language, consciousness and cognitive neuropsychology.

  K3

Individual differences and personality: e.g. abnormal and normal personality, psychological testing, intelligence, cognitive style, emotion, motivation and mood.

  K4

Developmental psychology: e.g. childhood, adolescence and life-span development, development of attachment, social relations, cognitive and language development, social and cultural contexts of development.

  K5

Biological psychology: e.g. biological bases of behaviour, hormones and behaviour, behavioural genetics, neuropsychology, socio-biology and evolutionary psychology.

  K6

Conceptual and historical issues in psychology: e.g. the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline, its historical origins, development and limitations.

  K7

Research design, including qualitative and quantitative methods, the nature and appropriate statistical analysis of data, psychometrics and measurement techniques, an empirical project.

Specific to the Psychology (Psych) pathway

  K8

The major career pathways along which psychological skills can be professionally developed (including clinical, counselling, health, educational, industrial/organisational, and academic psychology).

  K9

The role of psychology in researching, defining and promoting both physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Specific to the Social Psychology (SP) pathway

  K10

Methods, theories, and empirical findings about social groups, behaviours, communication and social interaction, and relationships; and the contribution of these to psychological research and practice.

  K11

Conversation analysis and discursive psychology: e.g. the study of the systematic organisation of talk and social interaction in everyday and institutional settings, and its application to studying and critically examining psychological topics.

Specific to the Business Psychology (BP) pathway

  K12

The behaviour, attitudes, health, decision-making and development of people in work settings.

  K13

The principles, theories and practices of management and business operations.

Specific to the Sport and Exercise Psychology (SPEX) pathway

  K14

Methods, theories and empirical findings related to the study of participants (e.g. athletes, coaches, parents, support staff) and their behaviour in sport and exercise contexts; and how such study informs the performance and well-being of stakeholders in such contexts.

  K15

The role of cognate areas of sport science in influencing the professional work of the practitioner, including the development of relationships in sport and exercise settings.

Specific to the Psychology with Criminology (PwC) pathway

  K16

The main theoretical approaches within criminology and contemporary and historic debates related to the role of biological and social/contextual bases of behaviour in psychological and criminological theory.

  K17

An understanding of the nature of crime and how relevant agencies and agents respond to it.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to:

  C1

Demonstrate evidence-based scientific reasoning, and make critical judgements about arguments and primary source material in psychology.

  C2

Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues, recognising that psychology involves a range of research methods, theories, evidence and applications.

  C3

Search for similarities and general principles in order to detect and evaluate meaningful patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning, and experience.

  C4

Recognise the continuous significance and importance for psychology of contextual, interpersonal and cultural influences, and appreciate the complexities their recognition raises.

  C5

Examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methods, paradigms, analytic techniques and applications in psychology.

  C6

Critically analyse methods and theory in psychology and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.

Specific to the Psychology (Psych) pathway

  C7

Construct psychological, psychosocial and neuropsychological hypotheses to account for a range of normal and challenging human behaviours.

  C8

Apply evidence-based principles to the development of policy and practice in a range of applied professional settings.

Specific to the Social Psychology (SP) pathway

  C9

Apply social psychological theory and research methods to problems in everyday life and social institutions.

  C10

Identify, analyse, compare and describe in detail communicative practices in everyday and institutional social interaction.

Specific to the Business Psychology (BP) pathway

  C11

Use critical thinking, analysis and synthesis to evaluate and apply theory and research in psychology to business and management settings.

  C12

Analyse business and management decisions and strategies, including the ability to identify and evaluate a range of alternative solutions.

Specific to the Sport and Exercise Psychology (SPEX) pathway

  C13

Apply knowledge of social psychological, organisational, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic approaches to an understanding of human behaviour in sport and exercise contexts.

  C14

Recognise and identify the role of cognate disciplines of sport and exercise science in informing and formulating practical work with sport and exercise participants.

Specific to the Psychology with Criminology (PwC) pathway

  C15

Critically evaluate competing theories and explanations for criminological and social problems.

  C16

Apply criminological theory and research to problems and questions in criminology.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to:

  P1

Observe, record and give a systematic account of human behaviour in a range of settings.

  P2

Make effective use of a variety of methods of data collection, including experiments, observation, psychometric tests, questionnaires, interviews and field studies.

  P3

Analyse data using both quantitative and qualitative psychological methods.

  P4

Present and evaluate psychological research findings.

  P5

Use a variety of specialist software packages, laboratory and psychometric instruments, and digital data gathering platforms.

  P6

Deploy effective listening skills and communicate psychological concepts, methods, and findings effectively in speech and writing.

  P7

Apply ethical considerations to psychological research and professional practice.

  P8

Conduct and report an empirically-based research project under appropriate supervision, demonstrating appropriate levels of personal planning and project management.

Specific to the Psychology (Psych) pathway

  P9

Design an empirical investigation to test a specific theory in relation to, or to identify attributes indicative of normal and pathological psychological states.

  P10

Use and critique a range of laboratory based and ambulatory technologies which capture and quantify aspects of human behaviour.

Specific to the Social Psychology (SP) pathway

  P11

Collect, transcribe and analyse everyday social interaction and present findings effectively.

  P12

Design empirical investigations to critically examine social behaviours, practices, contexts or topics.

Specific to the Business Psychology (BP) pathway

  P13

Perform effectively within a team environment, displaying appropriate skills including leadership and feedback-giving and receiving.

  P14

Communicate about the applications of psychology and related disciplines to business contexts in ways which non-specialists can understand.

Specific to the Sport and Exercise Psychology (SPEX) pathway

  P15

Collect and interpret interview, survey and/or observational data when studying participants in various sport and exercise contexts.

  P16

Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills when working with sport and exercise clients.

Specific to the Psychology with Criminology (PwC) pathway

  P17

Analyse and assess criminological findings methodologically and communicate information about them.

  P18

Use appropriate analytical methods and research tools in relation to criminological and social problems; including quantitative, qualitative and evaluative techniques.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to:

  T1

Generate, organise, analyse and interpret qualitative, numerical, statistical and other forms of data effectively.

  T2

Demonstrate computer literacy with respect to relevant and widely used word-processing, database and analytic software packages and resources.

  T3

Use electronic and other resources to search for, identify and organise information in library books, journals, and appropriate online sources.

  T4

Work independently and in groups to solve problems, find alternative solutions, reach common goals and evaluate outcomes.

  T5

Deploy critical judgements and evaluations to arrive at supported conclusions.

  T6

Communicate effectively to a range of audiences using a range of media.

  T7

Learn independently and pragmatically and take responsibility for their own learning and skill development.

Specific to the Psychology (Psych) pathway

  T8

Recognise the value of building on experience, appropriately testing new ideas, and reviewing evidence.

  T9

Apply the practical rigour and intellectual critique required for behavioural experimental methods to a range of applied personal and professional challenges.

Specific to the Social Psychology (SP) pathway

  T10

Deploy critical judgment in making use of contextual and interpersonal factors that shape behaviour and social interaction.

  T11

Recognise the social bases of interpersonal conflict and cooperation and apply these understandings to maximise the effectiveness of individual and group work.

Specific to the Business Psychology (BP) pathway

  T12

Deploy psychological skills and knowledge to manage people (including self) and business operations effectively.

  T13

Display a positive attitude to change with a desire for excellence and constructive ideas for improvement.

Specific to the Sport and Exercise Psychology (SPEX) pathway

  T14

Identify contextual, intrapersonal and interpersonal factors that shape behaviour and social interaction in sport and exercise settings.

  T15

Utilise a variety of psychological principles to contribute to the performance and wellbeing of others in non-sport and exercise domains.

Specific to the Psychology with Criminology (PwC) pathway

  T16

Interpret and apply principles of social and criminal justice to the construction of effective written and spoken arguments.

  T17

Deploy critical judgment in recognizing how criminological insights are informed by psychology.

4. Programme structure

Candidates must take a total modular weight of 120 credits in each Part with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester, taking into account both compulsory and optional modules.  Individual modules taught and assessed over both semesters with a modular weight of 10 may count against either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on the balance of other modular weights between semesters.  Where the modular weight of a module taught and assessed over both semesters is 20 or 40, this shall be split equally between semesters.

4.1a    Part A – Compulsory Introductory Modules for all Programmes

Code

Module title

Modular Weight

Semester

PSA501

Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology

10

1

PSA503

Foundations in Quantitative Research Methods

10

1

SSA151

Foundations in Social Psychology

10

1

SSA153

Foundations in Qualitative Research Methods

10

1

PSA500

Foundations in Developmental Psychology

10

2

PSA502

Foundations in Biological Psychology

10

2

SSA152

Foundations in Cognitive Psychology

10

2

SSA154

Psychology Practicals A

10

2

Plus one ‘Academic & Professional Skills’ module from the list below:

BSA701

Academic & Professional Skills for Business Psychology

10

1&2

PSA505

Academic & Professional Skills for Psychology

10

1&2

PSA507

Academic & Professional Skills for Sport & Exercise Psychology

10

1&2

SSA157

Academic & Professional Skills for Social Psychology

10

1&2

SSA159

Academic & Professional Skills for Psychology with Criminology

10

1&2

 

4.1b    Part A – Additional Compulsory Introductory Modules for Specific Programmes

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Programme

PSA302

Professions in Psychology

10

2

Psych

SSA155

Social Psychology and Relationships

10

1

SP

BSA702

Introduction to Work Psychology

10

2

BP

PSA100

Teaching & Coaching (E1)

10

1

SPEX

PSA026

Foundations of  Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

SPEX

SSA201

Introduction to Criminology and Social Policy A

10

1

PwC

SSA202

Introduction to Criminology and Social Policy B

10

2

PwC

SSA206

Crime and Social Welfare

10

2

PwC

 

4.1c     Part A – Optional Introductory Modules by Programme

Psychology – 20 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

PSA301

Introductory Neuroscience

10

1

SSA158

Ideas and Controversies in Psychology

10

2

BSA702

Introduction to Work Psychology

10

2

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

SSA156

Self and Identity

10

1

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

Social Psychology – 20 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

PSA301

Introductory Neuroscience

10

1

SSA001

Introduction to Sociology: Identities and Inequalities

10

1

SSA158

Ideas and Controversies in Psychology

10

2

SSA201

Introduction to Criminology & Social Policy A

10

1

SSA301

Introduction to Communication & Media Studies: Contemporary Trends and Issues

10

1

BSA702

Introduction to Work Psychology

10

2

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

SSA002

Introduction to Sociology: Global, Social and Cultural Change

10

2

SSA156

Self and Identity

10

1

SSA202

Introduction to Criminology & Social Policy B

10

2

SSA302

Introduction to Communication & Media Studies: Historical Themes and Perspectives

10

2

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

Business Psychology – 20 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

BSA050

Introduction to Management

10

1

BSA055

Principles of Marketing

10

1

BSA052

Sociology of Work

10

2

BSA057

The Marketing Mix

10

2

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

BSA053

Organisations in the International Context

10

2

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

Sport and Exercise Psychology – 10 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

BSA702

Introduction to Work Psychology

10

2

PSA005

Issues in Sport and Exercise Science

10

2

Psychology with Criminology – No optional modules.

 

4.2a    Part B – Compulsory Degree Modules for all Programmes

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

PSB511

Quantitative Research Methods

10

2

PSB513

Human Cognition

10

1

SSB161

Qualitative Research Methods

10

1

SSB163

Developmental Psychology

10

1

PSB510

Personality and Individual Differences

10

1

PSB512

Psychology Practicals B

10

2

PSB514

Brain and Behaviour I

10

2

SSB162

Social Psychology

10

2

 

4.2b    Part B – Additional Compulsory Degree Modules for Specific Programmes

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Programme

SSB165

Social Psychology and Communication

10

1

SP

SSB164

Studying Social Interaction

10

2

SP

BSB711

Psychological Approaches to Human Resource Management

10

1

BP

BSB710

Leading and Developing Others

10

2

BP

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

SPEX

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

SPEX

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

SPEX

SSB203

Operational Policing Issues

20

2

PwC

SSB201

Criminological Theory

20

1

PwC

 

4.2c     Part B – Optional Degree Modules by Programme – all subject to confirmation, availability and having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

Psychology – 40 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

BSB711

Psychological Approaches to Human Resource Management

10

1

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

SSB128

Political Psychology

10

1

SSB175

Psychological Disorders in Society

10

2

SSB165

Social Psychology and Communication

10

1

BSB710

Leading and Developing Others

10

2

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

PSB516

Memory and Knowledge

10

2

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

Social Psychology – 20 credits from the following 10-credit modules :

BSB711

Psychological Approaches to Human Resource Management

10

1

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

SSB034

Surveillance Society

10

1

SSB128

Political Psychology

10

1

SSB175

Psychological Disorders in Society

10

2

SSB216

Women and Crime

10

1

SSB360

The Media in Global Context

10

1

BSB710

Leading and Developing Others

10

2

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

PSB033

Principles of Exercise  Psychology

10

2

PSB516

Memory and Knowledge

10

2

SSB234

Media, Culture and Crime

10

2

SSB023

Religion and Society

10

2

SSB239

Drugs: Society, Politics and Policy

10

2

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

 Business Psychology – 20 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

BSB035

Sales Management

10

1

BSB046

Organisation Studies

10

1

BSB087

Vocational Psychology

10

2

BSB105

Brand Management

10

2

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10

1

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10

2

BSB150

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

10

2

 

A module from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

1 or 2

Sport and Exercise Psychology – 10 credits from the following 10-credit modules:

BSB711

Psychological Approaches to Human Resource Management

10

1

SSB128

Political Psychology

10

1

SSB165

Social Psychology and Communication

10

1

Psychology with Criminology – No Optional Modules

 

4.3       Part I (4-year/8-semester programme only)

Candidates pursue ONE of the following streams:

(i)        Placement Stream (DPS)

Candidates will undertake an appropriate psychology-related placement.

(ii)       Study Abroad Stream (DIntS) where applicable

Candidates will study at an approved academic institution overseas.

(iii)      Split Stream (DIntS)

Candidates will undertake an appropriate psychology-related placement for half the year and will study at an approved academic institution overseas for the other half of the academic year where applicable.

 

4.4a    Part C – Degree Modules by Programme

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory for:

Optional for:

PSC300

 

SSC199

BSC721

SSC191

Project (Psych & SPEX)

Project (SP)

Project (BP)

Project (PwC)

40

1&2

All *

 

* one project module relevant to the individual student’s programme of study

SSC171

Advanced Social Psychology

20

1

SP

 

SSC173

Language Culture and Mind

20

1

SP

 

PSC321

Psychology of Workplace Health

20

1

BP

All others

BSC720

Behavioural Decision Science

10

2

BP

All others

BSC722

Consumer Psychology

10

2

BP

All others

PSC100

Science & Elite Performance in Sport

20

1 & 2

SPEX

 

PSC033

Psychology of PE and Youth Sport

10

1

SPEX

Psych, SP, PwC

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

SPEX

 

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

SPEX

 

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

10

2

SPEX

Psych, SP, PwC

SSC220

Crime Prevention

10

1

PwC

 

SSC211

Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

10

2

PwC

 

SSC233

Crime and Deviance in Sport

20

2

PwC

SP

PSC301

Advanced Experimental and Qualitative Design & Analysis

20

1

 

All

PSC319

Psychology of Eating Behaviour

20

1

 

Psych, SP, SPEX

SSC130 Social Psychology of Everyday life 20 1   All
PSC311 Clinical Psychology 20 2   All except BP
PSC315 Psychology and Health 20 2   All except BP
PSC320 Parenting and Socialisation 20 2   All except BP
SSC219 Criminology and Violence 20 2   SP & PwC
PSC322 Brain and Behaviour II 20 2   All
SSC138 Forensic Psychology 20 1   All except BP

 

4.4b    Part C – Additional Optional Degree Modules for Specific Programmes – all subject to confirmation, availability, having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules, and approval by the Programme Director.

Psychology – 80 credits from relevant optional modules listed in the table above under 4.4a and may include up to 10 credits from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director.

Social Psychology – 40 credits from relevant optional modules listed in the table above under 4.4a and the following (depending on modules taken from other pathways) and may include up to 10 credits from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director:

SSC013

Sociology of Tourism

20

1

SSC316

Media, Memory and History

20

1

SSC357

Producing the News

20

2

Business Psychology – 40 credits from relevant optional modules listed in the table under 4.4a and the following (depending on modules taken from other pathways) and may include up to 10 credits from the University-Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director:

BSC097

Knowledge Management

10

1

BSC105

International Human Resource Management

10

1

BSC115

International Marketing

10

1

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10

1

BSC080

Analysing Careers

10

2

BSC085

The Changing Work Organisation

10

2

BSC124

Marketing Communications

10

2

BSC150

Business Ethics

10

2

Sport and Exercise Psychology – 20 credits from relevant optional modules listed in the table under 4.4a.

Psychology with Criminology – 40 credits from relevant optional modules listed in the table under 4.4a (depending on modules taken from other pathways) of which 20 must be from Criminology and Social Policy options.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX. 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

PS BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Gymnastics - 2014 to 2015 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science (Gymnastics)
Programme code PSUB08
Length of programme 3 years (4 years DPS/DIntS)
UCAS code CX63
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportandexercisescience/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to provide students with a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport with particular relevance to gymnastics
  • to enable students to develop an understanding of the science of gymnastics through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in training, skill acquisition, technique, selection and coaching in gymnastics to support potential gymnastics related employment
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices
  • an understanding of human structure and function with reference to sport from the study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, motor learning and motor control
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of applied sport science on the elite gymnast
  • an understanding of the requirements needed for the performance of gymnastics in comparison with other sports from the perspective of various sports science disciplines

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the Gymnastics Pathway
  • critically assess and interpret research studies in gymnastics
  • critically asses the various limiting factors for elite sport performance in general and gymnastics in particular
  • relate theory to practice in the various disciplines as applied to gymnastics
  • apply knowledge to solve problems related to technique, training and coaching in gymnastics
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research on gymnastics
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate methodologies for the development of gymnastics performance
  • coach and manually support basic gymnastic skills
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning

 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA004

Analysis and Performance in Gymnastics

20

1&2

C

PSA003

Professional Skills

10

1

C

PSA011

Introduction to Pedagogy

10

1

C

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

C

PSA005

Issues in Sport and Exercise Science

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

C

PSA027 

Introduction to Motor Control & Motor Learning

10

2

C

PSA041

Olympic Studies

20

2

C

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

C

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

C

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

C

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

C

PSB207 

Ecology of Nutrition 

 10 

 1 

 C 

PSB213

Growth and Development

10

1

C

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

C

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

C

PSB028 

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics 

 10 

 2 

 C 

 

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI004.

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC004

Research Project (Gymnastics)

40

1&2

C

PSC103

The Science of Coaching Gymnastics

20

1&2

C

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

1

O

PSC050

Gymnastics Research & Implications for Coaching

10 2 C

PSC027

Advanced Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

2

O

 Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation  XX.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C (and D if applicable). The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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