BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea University

Sports Science

Course Overview

BSc Sports Science

Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects according to The Times University Guide 2017. It is ranked 8th overall.
As a student on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course, you will be provided with an academically rigorous and BASES-accredited programme of study covering the factors that influence participation and personal performance in sports.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects according to The Times University Guide 2017. It is ranked 8th overall.

We prepare our graduates for their future careers, our research is at the cutting-edge, and we have high-profile placements with major sporting teams and venues. 

As a student on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course, you will be provided with an academically rigorous and BASES-accredited programme of study covering the factors that influence participation and personal performance in sports. You will also look at the methods by which these factors may be investigated.

In particular, the course focuses on the three primary disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science:

  • Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Biomechanics

Sport Scholarships: Each year Swansea University offers students with outstanding talent an Undergraduate Sporting Entrance Scholarship. These are worth £1000 per year and are renewable for three years.

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Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SR-141Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Anatomy
SR-142Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Biomechanics & Technology A
SR-143Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Research Methods & Ethics
SR-144Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Foundations in Exercise Science
SR-145Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Physiology
SR-146Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Biomechanics & Technology B
SR-147Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strength & Conditioning
SR-148Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Psychological Dimensions of Sport 1:Understanding Children's Participation

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SR-251Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Developing Research Methods for Sports Science
SR-252Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Employability, Innovation & Engagement
Optional Modules
SPEX Level 2 Options TB1 

Choose Exactly 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : NOTE: You should select three modules for Teaching Block 1 (TB1). Please think carefully about your selections as these might affect your choices at Level 6 (Year 3).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SR-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Exercise Physiology
SR-254Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Biomechanics & Technology CIf you select this module you must also select SR-258 in TB2
SR-255Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strength & Conditioning II
SR-256Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Exercise Science: Interventions and Applications
AND
SPEX Level 2 Options TB2 

Choose Exactly 45 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : NOTE: You should select three modules for Teaching Block 2 (TB2). Please think carefully about your selections as these might affect your choices at Level 6 (Year 3).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SR-250Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15The ethics of doping: health, sport and society
SR-257Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Kinanthropometry
SR-258Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Biomechanics & Technology DIf you selected module SR-254 in TB1 you must also select this module.
SR-259Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Nutrition
SR-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Psychological Dimensions of Sport 2: Excellence in Adolescent athletes

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SR-311Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Sport and Exercise Science Research Dissertation
Optional Modules
SPEX Level 3 Options TB1 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : NOTE: You must choose a total of four module options in Year 3. Each module will be taught in a single semester (TB1 or TB2) and all modules are worth 20 credits. Note that you may only choose the Biomechanics (SR-305), Diet/Nutrition (SR-333) or Physiology (SR-334) modules if you studied these topics in Year 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SR-305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Biomechanics
SR-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sport, Diet and Disease
SR-367Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Exercise, Growth and Development
SR-368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sport Integrity, Ethics and Policy
AND
SPEX Level 3 Options TB2 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SR-314Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Health Related Exercise
SR-326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sports Psychology 3
SR-334Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sport and Exercise Physiology

Description

Research active staff, high-quality sporting facilities and laboratories make Swansea a leading location for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science student. Our Research Quality is now ranked 9th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course are:

AAB - BBB at A level

Recommended subjects include:

Maths
Biology
Physics
Chemistry
PE 
Psychology

However individual profiles will be considered on a case by case basis.

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 to include 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.

Students studying for a BTEC National Diploma will typically require DDD in a science-related discipline (includes Exercise Science and Sports Science, excludes Sports Studies). For students studying AVCE, we will accept double awards as part of an overall profile. Depending upon the content of the AVCE studied, this qualification may or may not be considered as a science subject.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, for example a HND, with a high overall score (eg - all distinctions at HND level).

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £16,950

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are encouraged to buy a ‘Sport and Exercise Science’ hoody and / or t-shirt - these will be useful both for participation in laboratory practical classes and to help you identify your fellow Sport and Exercise Science students at the start of the programme.

You can buy them online at the Sport and Exercise Science Online Kit Shop, which will be updated soon.

Other additional sports clothing items can be purchased as extras.

BASES Undergraduate Endorsed Course

The BSc Sports Science degree at Swansea University is a BASES Undergraduate Endorsed Course.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is a UK professional membership organisation that endorses sport and exercise science undergraduate courses. The Association's endorsement scheme was launched in 2005 and today it is the recognised standard for all sport and exercise science undergraduate degree programmes.  

BASES' rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only highest calibre courses achieve their endorsement award. 

For more information visit the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) website.