Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Sport Science with Management

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Combining modules from Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Management, this degree will suit students seeking a grounding in the scientific principles behind human physical performance, backed up with core business skills relevant to the global sports industry.

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BSc (Hons)

Sport Science with Management

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Combining modules from Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Management, this degree will suit students seeking a grounding in the scientific principles behind human physical performance, backed up with core business skills relevant to the global sports industry.

Course details

Why Choose Us

  • Ranked 2nd for Sports Science  (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)
  • Top 10 in England for ‘overall satisfaction’ (NSS 2015)

This degree enables you to gain a grounding in the scientific principles behind human physical performance, backed up with core business skills relevant to the global sports industry. Business modules are co-taught by the University’s highly respected School of Business and Economics, meaning you will gain from Loughborough’s expertise in both sport science and business management. The industry connections of the UK’s top sporting university add value to your experience through guest lectures and placement opportunities.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich CN6F
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time CN62
Studying Sport Science with Management at Loughborough

There has been extensive investment in the facilities within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, making it a great place to study. 

As an undergraduate student, you have access to the very best facilities - including bespoke training and testing equipment, the latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies, two climatic chambers, the widest range of sports facilities and an £8m development housing 27 laboratories.  There are specialist labs for human biology, psychology, physiology and biomechanics.

The academic expertise and research of our internationally-renowned staff informs teaching across all degree programmes, ensuring the very best learning experience.

Loughborough University, of course, continues to make a strong contribution to sport and exercise in the UK, not only in terms of the famous elite athletes who have studied and trained here, but also as a centre of excellence and innovation in coaching, sports technology and research in the psychological, social and biological sciences.

University research supported Team GB in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Loughborough is also home to a new £10 million, pioneering National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and to SportPark – the base of a number of the UK’s sporting bodies and organisations.

Selection

Applicants are judged on an individual basis. UCAS forms are used to assess academic ability.

Everyone who is offered a place is invited to attend a Visit Day where they can meet staff and current undergraduates.

We welcome UCAS applications from mature applicants, who have returned to study via a variety of routes.

Applications from any part of the world are welcome from students with a range of international qualifications. All applicants need to meet the University’s English language requirements.

Assessment

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and examination. 

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course go on to pursue a variety of rewarding careers.

Examples of recent career destinations include:

  • UK Account Executive for Active Network
  • Sport Scientist for Powerade
  • Official Development Officer for England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Manager for Lloyds Banking Group

Course structure

Year 1

Students take compulsory modules in:

Optional modules include:

There is the option to take up to two modules from outside the School.

Year 2

Students take compulsory modules in:

Options are selected from the wide Year 2 range of modules offered for the degrees in Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Management.

There is the option to take up to two modules from outside the School.

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Students take compulsory modules in:

Options include a research project in a topic area of your choice and modules from the wide Year 3 range offered for the degrees in Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Management.

There is again the option to take up to two modules from outside the School.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: CN6F BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including at least one preferred subject: Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Physical Education / Sports Science and English literature or English language. Some offers of ABB will be made to those with multiple A-Levels from list who also have exceptional supporting statements
SQA AH
AA, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
35 points minimum with 6 6 5 at HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus one A-Level at grade B, or 6 units at Distinction plus AB in two A-Levels (at least one A-Level must be a preferred subject). The BTEC National Extended Diploma will only be accepted in conjunction with one or more A-Levels as per the above requirements. [BTEC (Sport) will not be accepted with A level Physical Education / Sports Science]
Additional
Strong GCSE profile (majority A/B) including minimum grade B in Maths, English Language and a science

UCAS code: CN62 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB including at least one preferred subject: Biology, Human Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Physical Education / Sports Science and English literature or English language. Some offers of ABB will be made to those with multiple A-Levels from list who also have exceptional supporting statements
SQA AH
AA, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
35 points minimum with 6 6 5 at HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus one A-Level at grade B, or 6 units at Distinction plus AB in two A-Levels (at least one A-Level must be a preferred subject). The BTEC National Extended Diploma will only be accepted in conjunction with one or more A-Levels as per the above requirements. [BTEC (Sport) will not be accepted with A level Physical Education / Sports Science]
Additional
Strong GCSE profile (majority A/B) including minimum grade B in Maths, English Language and a science

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Optional placement year

Loughborough has a long history of supporting students with paid work placements in business or industry in the UK or overseas, usually after your second year of study.

It is not compulsory but students gain enormously from the experience and typically, after completing their studies at university, are more likely to progress into high quality graduate employment.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: CN6F

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: CN62

Our students

Alexandra B

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie M

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr A

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe B

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily G

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley J

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick B

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn D

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura B

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”

Alexandra B

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie M

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr A

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe B

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily G

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley J

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick B

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn D

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura B

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”