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Honours

C600

UCAS code


3 Years

Attendance

104

UCAS points required

John Pattison

Programme Director for Sport Science BSc

Email | 020 8240 4338

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Sport science is the application of scientific principles to human performance via the interdisciplinary approaches of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Why study Sport Science?

The Sport Science degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the most popular degree subjects in the country. 

You'll benefit from studying at a university with a long and unique association with sport that also has good access to professional sports clubs. Your Sport Science degree takes our long experience in this area and uses it to provide an applied focus, exploring the factors that contribute to enhanced sports performance.

Why St Mary's?

We have good reputation for sport and strive to continually improve this and our excellent teaching standards. In this vibrant and exciting programme you will study a range of academic disciplines related to understanding and improving sports performance.

St Mary’s has a long tradition of excellence in sport-related degrees. Our Sport Science degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES) (pathway specific) and many staff are active professional members of BASES.

The academic and applied expertise of our staff closely informs teaching across the degrees, and is supported by research, ensuring excellence in our teaching.

Our degree structure provides a stepping-stone to careers in sport-related fields and equips you with a range of skills valued by all graduate employers.

Teaching methods

The modular structure of the degree allows you to tailor your degree to suit your needs and ambitions.

We're committed to providing the very best teaching and look to continually use new, innovative approaches alongside more traditional methods.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of assessments that helps develop key skills for both academic and employability purposes.

Assessment methods include essays, poster presentations, web-based assessments, oral presentations, and practical and written exams.

Key facts

  • Endorsed by British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • Excellent sports facilities and laboratories
  • Opportunities to spend a semester studying abroad at one of our partner institutions
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

Joint honours

Course content


Year one

  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology and Skill Acquisition
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Sport Performance

Year two

  • Ergogenic Aids in Sport
  • Physiology of Training
  • Research Methods
  • Science in Practice
  • Sport, Power and Deviance
  • Sports Biomechanics
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Year three

  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Experimental Biomechanics
  • Issues in Sport, Health and Exercise
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Please note: all information is correct at the time of publication. However, course content is regularly updated and this may result in some changes, which will be communicated to students before their programme begins. Modules listed may either be core or optional- you may not be able to study all your first choice modules.

Career opportunities

As a Sport Science graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers in a rapidly growing market place both nationally and globally. Sport Science students are in increasing demand and our students have gone into many different careers in this new period of professionalism within sport.

These areas of employment includes:

  • Exercise physiologists
  • Sports psychologists
  • Lecturing
  • PE teaching
  • Sports development officers
  • Health physiologists
  • Personal trainers
  • Graduate training schemes (including companies unrelated to sport)

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Sport Science students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

Please note: the tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2017/18 academic year. For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee 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 contact john.pattison@stmarys.ac.uk.

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