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UCAS code: 
Institution code: 

Three years full-time.

Five years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

120 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC), including a science based subject (P.E. and Psychology are accepted science subjects).


The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree is comprised of three main subject areas: (1) Physiology, (2) Psychology, and (3) Biomechanics. The degree provides you with the opportunity to apply learned contemporary research supported theory, in both sport performance science, and clinical exercise science practical settings.

A key aim of the degree is to provide all students with the opportunity to develop advanced practical skills, which are based on a comprehensive knowledge of sport and exercise science subjects. To best enable this, we ensure you will personally use state-of-the-art equipment, in settings that replicate those found in elite sport science and clinical exercise science settings.

Indeed, the Human Peformance Laboratory where your practical learning experiences take place is used for real elite sport science support with Ipswich Town FC, and clinical exercise science research with a number of NHS partners. Many of our students have worked on these industry projects during their degree.

We also ensure you complete your own original research project during your degree, in a contemporary sport and/or exercise science discipline of your choice. Together, these degree characteristics mean you develop highly desired employability skills whilst you are learning.

The first two years of the degree involve studying all of the physiology, psychology and biomechanics subject areas. These first two years ensure you have a sound knowledge and practical skill set in each of these core disciplines of sport and exercise science. In the third year, all of the modules are optional, which means you can tailor your study areas to your career aims and/or subject preferences. You will also undertake an original research project in your third year; the research topic is chosen by you.

Course modules

The degree is designed to help you develop the scientific knowledge and practical skills required to work in professional sport performance science, or clincal exercise science. 

We use a wide variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods. The aim is to challenge you with a variety of experiences in a supportive environment, which will enable you to develop into a very employable graduate. These will include exercise laboratory and field test work, case studies of athlete and clinical patient scenarios, and original sport and exercise research using groups of athlete/patient participants.  You will be assessed using a diverse mixture of practical skill observations, presentations, essays, exams and your own original research articles. Many of the assessments replicate scenarios you would experience when working as a professional sport performance, or clinical exercise scientist.

Career opportunities

In recent years, students have secured very exciting professional roles and careers. These include elite sport science (including Arsenal Football Club and Ipswich Town Football Club), and clinical exercise science (cardiac, pulmonary and musculoskeletal rehabilitation). One of the great benefits to your careers prospects is that our degree guarantees you use of advanced sport and exercise science equipment and test protocols. Therefore, you develop real and meaningful employability skills throughout your studies.

Fees and finance

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,000 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,415 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £11,250 p.a.

Further Information

  • 2017-18 Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Bursaries and Scholarships eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants 2016.
  • At the University of Suffolk your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

120 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBB (A-Level), DDM (BTEC).

Applicants must have a science based subject (P.E. and Psychology are accepted as science subjects). 

Plus five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) to include English, Mathematics and Science.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.


Dr Gavin Devereux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology, and is the Director of Sport Sciences and Coaching. Gavin is an exercise physiologist, with a research background in understanding how blood pressure is regulated during exercise, as well as ...

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