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Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Sport and exercise science has an important role in our current society, ranging from improving sports performance in elite athletes to reducing the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity. By improving our understanding of how the body and mind respond and adapt to exercise, we can develop new research-based approaches to enhance performance and health.You will gain an understanding of how the body and mind respond to and learn from, the particular demands placed on them during sport and exercise.You will study four core disciplines: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and sport and exercise psychology. You will explore how these can be applied across a range of settings to optimise sports performance, improve health and disease outcomes, and inform rehabilitation strategies.**Course highlights**- Top 15 in the UK for sport science – (Complete University Guide 2021 & The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).- 92% student satisfaction for sports and exercise science – (NSS 2020).- Number 1 in the UK for ‘world-leading’ research in the area of sports science and physiology (REF 2014).- Develop hands-on practical skills in our state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and motor control laboratories, including the use of our environmental chamber and motion capture system.- Gain experience working with British sports teams through our year in industry programme.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAB

BSc: AABIncluding a science subject. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics and physical education.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or the Cambridge International Project Qualification (Cambridge IPQ) this can be considered al


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    143 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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