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Full time 3 Year(s)
Our new Sports and Exercise Science degree is designed to meet the needs of a growing sports science sector and the increasing desire for sports scientists to research and develop new training regimes and sports products.
The new scheme has been designed to deliver a Sports and Exercise degree with a strong clinical and research-led content. It is aimed at those who want to develop an evidence-based, analytical approach to the subject to provide expert advice and who can become the sports science researchers of the future.
The degree is delivered by the Lancaster Medical School, where you will benefit from a strong contribution from clinicians, as well as a range of bioscientists, sports physiologists, anatomists and sports sector professionals. To develop you practical skills and knowledge in the field you will have access to a purpose-built human performance and physiology laboratory.
Using human performance as a core topic you will study a range of subjects including sports physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports medicine. You’ll also study the bioscience which underlies human performance.
Although a modular approach is taken to the degree structure, modules are connected to enhance your understanding of real-world applications; i.e. data collected in Physiology modules is used in Data Analysis modules to help you to develop your understanding and application of results. Optional modules integrate bioscience with sports and exercise science and even include entrepreneurship, to support your sports business ambitions.
Research skills are included throughout the degree. You will learn how to capture and analyse sports science data to better understand human performance and activity, and how to act to enhance it. The practical and experimental work you undertake will make use of the newly developed Human Performance Laboratory, a custom-designed and built physiology and biomechanics testing laboratory.
Bringing together the skills and research expertise you’ve acquired throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to work with world- leading scientists on a research project in your final year. This project will be your unique contribution to sports science research and will prepare you for employment in the sports sector or for a research career.
As employability is a key part of our degree and each year you will undertake a Professional Practice module. This will equip you with the skills and experience for employment across the sports sector. Along with a range of sports companies, you will work together with other students to deliver a sporting event in your final year.
A Level AAB
GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade C
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in Sport or Sport and Excercise Science
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Employability opportunities come through placements and internships with a range of sports companies. This degree will prepare you for employment across the sports science sector, including sports science research.
On graduation you will have the subject knowledge and research skills required to access a Sports Science research career. Other opportunities can be found in the health sector, perhaps as a trainer or coach, and there you’ll have the skills to critically examine the benefits of training regimes, nutritional strategies or performance devices before recommending them to clients.
If you are employed as a performance analyst you will have gained crucial experience in analysis and interpretation of performance data through your physiology and anatomy modules, which make use of the purpose-built human performance laboratory. You’ll also have developed the communication skills to allow you to help the clients and athletes you are working with to clearly understand how to get the best from your analysis and coaching.
Some graduates will enter the events management sector and with the skills you’ve gained through the annual Professional Practice modules you’ll be well place to succeed. Others will be employed by professional sports teams or sports equipment manufacturers in a variety of roles.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from
the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here:
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Scholarships recognising academic talent:
Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.
Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.
Bursaries for life, living and learning:
Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.
Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
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