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Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Hatfield College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying on the BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity here at Durham will enable you to explore a broad range of topics across the spectrum from grassroots to elite sport, and also across the varied connections between sport and issues such as obesity, crime and inequality.Across your three years of study, you will engage in a variety of core and optional modules in the social science disciplines of sport sociology, sport policy and sports development. The flexible design of the degree will also allow you to select and experience modules associated with other areas of the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, and physical activity, nutrition and health.Your 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, exercise or physical activity 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.Learning, teaching and assessment approaches all emphasise the application of academic knowledge to real-life examples and practices in sport, exercise and physical activity. As such, we will 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 selected disciplines within the study of sport, exercise and physical activity through the combination of five compulsory modules and the choice of an open module:Critical Skills for Sport and Exercise SciencesSport, Culture and SocietyIntroduction to Physical Activity, Diet and HealthIntroduction to Sport PsychologyIntroduction to Exercise PhysiologyOpen Module: As part of our flexible teaching, you have the opportunity across all three years to expand on your own 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 different sport, exercise and physical activity contexts. There is one compulsory module, which allows you to develop your skills and understanding of various research methods that will be valuable across your degree, into your final year research dissertation project and future career. Choices of optional modules then allow you to either begin to specialise in particular sport, exercise and physical activity subject areas or, alternatively, maintain the breadth of study experienced in Year 1.**Year 3**You will critically analyse and evaluate more complex issues in relation to selected disciplines within the study of sport, exercise or physical activity. As is the case across the entire course, 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, exercise or physical activity, through your dissertation (an independent research project). We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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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.

Subject rankings

  • 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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