Do you want to become a leader in today’s dynamic sport, exercise and leisure industry? This unique degree equips you with a critical understanding of the issues facing the sport sector, and the knowledge and skills to develop and apply management strategies in a variety of settings, including community, regional and global sport. Then put your theory into practice with a year working in industry.
Our expert lecturers are active researchers and have vast experience in sports management and policy, sport marketing and leadership, nutrition, sport psychology and sport science. Their research underpins our teaching and ensures you learn about the latest thinking in the field.
You’ll study key areas including sport industries, sports marketing, sports leadership, sport and exercise psychology, anatomy, biomechanics and physiology, as well as exercise prescription, referral and rehabilitation for special and clinical populations. You’ll also develop your research skills in advance of undertaking your research project, which give you the opportunity to use our excellent facilities, equipment and resources.
Alongside your research project, in your final year you can select modules to tailor your studies more specifically towards your career aspirations, for example by completing a work placement module.
Tailor your degree to suit you by spending a year working in industry in the UK or abroad. Taken between your second and final years, the Year in industry gives you the chance to put into practice the skills you’ve learnt and gain further valuable experience of real-world applications of sport and exercise science. Many placements pay a salary and you will gain relevant experience, skills and confidence, which will benefit you in your final-year studies and when applying for jobs after graduation.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
BCC including grade B in an appropriate subject (eg Biology, Chemistry, Sport, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Science, Business Studies, Economics, Geography or Sociology, Human Biology)
Mathematics grade C / 4
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
Distinction, Merit, Merit in a Sport or Science related subject.
30 points overall or 15 at HL including Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Sports, Exercise and Health Science, Economics or Geography 5 at HL or 6 at SL and Mathematics 4 at HL or SL.
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average including 60% in Fundamentals of Human Biology and 60% in Life Sciences plus 50% in LZ013 Maths and Statistics.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
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If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.
Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
Duration: 4 years full-time, 7 years part-time
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
SPOR3380 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology (30 credits)
SPOR3440 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 credits)
SPOR3500 Introduction to Sport Industries (15 credits)
SPOR3540 Anatomy and Biomechanics of Movement (30 credits)
SPOR3550 Research in Sport & Exercise Sciences (30 credits)
SPOR5270 Exercise For Special Populations (15 credits)
SPOR5300 Sport and Exercise Leadership (15 credits)
SPOR5550 Principles of Sport Marketing (30 credits)
SPOR5690 Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 credits)
SPOR5770 Biomechanical Analysis (15 credits)
SPOR5920 Research Methods, Design & Planning (30 credits)
The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Fees for Home undergraduates are £1,385.
Fees for Home undergraduates are £1,385.
Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.
All students who are part of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences will receive a complementary Hoodie once they have started the course.
Teaching involves practical laboratory and sports-based sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have a number of lectures and practical sessions and a series of seminars each week – depending on the optional modules you select. You may also be required to spend time developing your practical skills and experience in placement or event situations.
Methods of assessment vary depending on the module but predominantly involve coursework, observed assessment, practical tests and, where appropriate, clinical assessments. Some modules are assessed via written exams.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
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Sports Science at Kent scored 88% overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.
You graduate with an excellent grounding in scientific knowledge and extensive laboratory experience. In addition, you also develop the key transferable skills sought by employers, such as:
This means that our graduates are well equipped for careers across a range of fields and have gone on to work in sports science support for elite athletes, professional sports teams, teaching and in the NHS for physical activity, exercise referral or health promotion.
You can read their stories, and find out about the range of support and extra opportunities available to further your career potential.
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.
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