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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

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UCAS CODE: C602

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This practical and applied programme will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a sport and exercise scientist. Sport and exercise science is concerned with supporting athletes and sports clubs, improving health, preventing illness and helping recovery from illness through programmes of physical activity. You will study a range of core disciplines including exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics and a range of optional pathways.The programme is practical and lab-based, to give you professional skills as a sport and exercise scientist.In Year 3 you will have the opportunity to undertake an applied work placement with a relevant employer such as a professional sports team or working with high level athletes.Employment opportunities exist in local authorities, education, professional sport and the healthcare and science professions.Graduates also work as research scientists, primary and secondary teachers, sport coaches, medical reps and police officers.A number of our graduates are successful in applying for further postgraduate study such as MRes, MSc and PhD programmes.Career prospectsEmployment opportunities exist in local authorities, education, professional sport and the healthcare and science professions. UWS Sport and Exercise Science graduates also work as research scientists, primary and secondary teachers, sport coaches, medical reps and police officers.Placement/Work-based learningIn Year 3 you will have the opportunity to undertake a sport and exercise science placement with a relevant employer such as a professional sports team or working with high level athletes. In addition to the high content of practical lab classes you will receive throughout the programme.Useful Information100% student satisfaction (NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY 2016)TOP 10 IN UK UNIVERSITIESFor Overall Satisfaction and Teaching on my course categories.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 84 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 63%

    41st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    64th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    71st

    19

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