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Sports Coaching Science (with a Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

UCAS code

C612

Duration

4 years

UCAS points

112 - 96

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Tackle real-world sporting challenges with our Sport Coaching Science degree

Explore coaching processes, skill acquisition, and performance analysis with our Sport Coaching Science degree. You will learn to tackle real-world challenges and specialise in areas like:

  • physiology
  • psychology
  • performance analysis
  • biomechanics.

Exceptional reputation, teaching, and support

We have an excellent reputation for sports. Your lecturers are experts in diverse fields, here to support your personal and professional growth. Our student, Daniel, tells us that our lecturers are “tremendously enthusiastic” and helpful.

World-class facilities

During your Sport Coaching Science course, you will have access to our world-class sports facilities, including:

  • fitness suites
  • strength and conditioning suites
  • laboratories.

Work placements: build professional experience

Due to our exceptional reputation, we have strong relationships with national and local organisations. You can complete a work placement with these organisations, allowing you to build networks and skills in a professional setting.

Previous students have worked in:

  • schools
  • sports clubs.

About the Placement Year

A placement year enables you to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between your second and final year.

It will enable you to:

  • apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting
  • build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in
  • develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace
  • get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job.

Support from St Mary’s every step of the way

Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and Careers Teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities.

Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the three year version of your degree programme.

Please note: this course is subject to validation.

Stuart Carrington

Senior Lecturer - Sports Coaching Science

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Course content

Modules

The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent). One A Level, or equivalent, should be in a science (this includes PE).

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.

112 - 96

GCSE

Grade 4/C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent) is also preferred.

We offer GCSE equivalency tests for those who need to improve their GCSE grades.

UCAS Personal statement support

Create your UCAS personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Home

£9,250

International

£16,320

1100 during placement year)

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Scholarships

Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

How the degree is taught

Contact time - 19%

Independent study - 81%

*Contact time includes 2% of guided learning

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

The Sports Coaching Science Programme provides students with a variety of teaching and assessment modes to suit a range of learning styles.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, practicals, labs, problem based sessions, computer based sessions, online lectures and peer teaching.

Class sizes for the core coaching modules tend to be around 30 students. For optional modules within the Sport and Exercise Science programme, classes can vary from 30 to 120 students.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include; essays, reviews, reports, worksheets, web-based tests, poster presentations, oral presentations, practical vivas and written exams.

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Career opportunities

With our Sport Coaching Science degree, you will develop essential transferrable skills like adaptability, communication and attention to detail.

Contact our Career Services at careersnetwork@stmarys.ac.uk for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of undefined include:

sports coachingcoach education and managementperformance coachingperformance analysisteaching

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