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Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences here at Durham, a mix of core and optional modules enables you to explore traditional sport, exercise and health science disciplines (across physiology; psychology; physical activity, nutrition and health). Modules from the Sociology of Sport and Sport Development and Policy subject areas are also available to select across all three years, allowing you to develop a broader knowledge base and skill set across the wider study of sport.Research and academic study skills will be developed through bespoke modules, and during the final year dissertation project you will engage in deeper investigation of a sport and exercise topic that particularly interests you. In addition, our employability-focused course provides further opportunities for you to take sport and exercise leadership and placement modules, as well as open modules from other departments across the University.Here at Durham, our multidisciplinary expertise across the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences allows you to tackle traditional and emergent sport and exercise problems from a variety of different perspectives. Learning, teaching and assessment approaches all emphasise the application of academic knowledge to real-life sport and exercise contexts and examples. As such, we enable you to develop your intellectual capacities and personal qualities, as well as to acquire a broad range of practical, professional and employability skills that can be applied to a range of future career paths and further postgraduate studies.**Year 1**You will establish a fundamental knowledge and understanding of key concepts and issues relating to different disciplines within the study of sport and exercise sciences, through the combination of five compulsory modules and the choice of an open module:Critical Skills for Sport and Exercise SciencesIntroduction to Exercise PhysiologyIntroduction to Sport PsychologyIntroduction to Physical Activity, Diet and HealthSport, Culture and SocietyOpen Module: As part of our flexible teaching, you have the opportunity across all three years to expand on your academic interests through choosing to study ‘open’ modules offered in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences or in other subject areas, such as Business, Education, Languages, Criminology and Psychology.**Year 2**You will build on your knowledge and understanding of key concepts and issues in sport and exercise contexts. In addition, one of our compulsory modules will enable you to develop your understanding and application of research methods in preparation for your final year research dissertation project. Choices of optional modules then allow you to either begin to specialise in particular sport and exercise disciplines or alternatively maintain the breadth of study experienced in Year 1.Compulsory modules: Research Methods in Action / Sport and Exercise Physiology / Physical Activity and Health PsychologyThen two optional modules (indicative list): Sport, Crime and Deviance / Media, Sport and Society / Sports Development / Leadership in Sport and HealthOpen Module**Year 3**You will analyse and evaluate more complex issues in relation to selected disciplines within sport and exercise sciences. As is the case across the Department, modules and option choices in Year 3 are refined on an ongoing basis to reflect developments in industry, employment opportunities and the latest academic research. You will also undertake an in-depth, critical analysis of a chosen topic in sport and exercise sciences through your dissertation.Compulsory module: Dissertation in Sport (40 credits)Then minimum of two, or all three from (indicative list): Exercise Programmes for Health and Performance / Applied Sport Psychology / Nutrition for Sport, Physi

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,550per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : AAB

Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

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  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    166 83%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    8th

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