Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

Key Information

Course duration: 6 Years

Mode of study: Part time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 15th for Sports Science (View subject table)

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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    80.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    4.24 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: C600

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 128 128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, PE, Physics, Psychology or Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry or Sports Studies).

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £13,900 per year

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The Course


This BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree course helps you turn your interest into a fulfilling career. You’ll use a combination of theory, research and practical laboratory techniques to understand and improve human performance, while minimising the risks of sport-related injuries. You'll develop tools to help everyone – from those who play sport for fun to elite athletes – get the most out of their exercise. By the end of the course, you'll have in-depth grounding in the fields of professional sport, health and education, helping you secure your ideal career when you graduate. The course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the leading sport science organisation in the country. On this course you'll: Be taught by expert staff with industry-relevant accreditations who are actively engaged in research projects that inform the future of sport science; Put what you learn into practice using our ties to local sports and healthcare providers; Be able to get specialist qualifications that match your career aspirations in areas such as first aid, coaching and gym instruction; Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time management.Previous students have completed placements in organisations such as: England Badminton, England Volleyball, Hampshire County Cricket, Hampshire Football Association, Parkwood Leisure, Portsmouth Football Club, Southampton Football Club, Sport Hampshire and IOW, Surrey Ladies Golf. The employability team in our Sport and Exercise Science department will work with you to find the ideal placement to feed your career goals. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. Previous BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science graduates have gone on to work in roles in areas such as: the NHS; health and fitness training; teaching and education; strength and conditioning; sport science support (UK Sport, EIS, professional clubs). Roles our graduates have taken on include: PE teacher; fitness instructor; NVQ coordinator; sports development officer; sports and exercise scientist; sports therapist and physiotherapist; cardiac rehabilitation technician. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Portsmouth

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Postal Address

Faculty of Science
University of Portsmouth
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue

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