BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality - which will stand you in good stead in your future employment.

Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

Programme description

As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality - which will stand you in good stead in your future employment.

Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.

Key Modules

We prepare you for a broad range of career opportunities in a wide range of sport-related jobs, in areas such as coaching, consultancy, fitness testing and training, higher education and research, sport development, sport management, teaching, and youth work.

Graduates have found positions with, among others, the UK and regional Sports Councils, national governing bodies for sport, international organisations, sports clothing/footwear companies, professional clubs and local authorities, as well as in the leisure industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the armed forces.

Undergraduate study can prepare you for PGCert (Education) courses and Master’s degrees.

94% of our graduates go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course*

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015/16

Module & Subject

All of our new undergraduate programmes comprise discrete study blocks, which enables students to draw on the knowledge and skills acquired from a combination of study blocks; such integrated learning is a proven cornerstone of effective learning. You only have to decide on your pathway at the start of your second year at Brunel.

Level 1
Compulsory

  • Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Research and Learning Skills I
  • Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences of Sport
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Synoptic study I

Level 2
Compulsory

  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse
  • Research and Learning Skills II
  • Work Based Learning
  • Synoptic Study II

Optional (choose four modules overall - of which at least one must be from Options 2):

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Theory and Application in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness

Options 2 (at least one must be from):

  • Delivery of Sports Development
  • Young People, Sport and Identity
  • Pedagogy and Policy: Individual needs
  • Physical Literacy and Child Development

Sandwich Placement
For all students selecting the sandwich option (40-week placement in third of four years), the following study block is compulsory:

  • Work Placement Workshops
  • Work Placement

Level 3
Compulsory

  • Major Project
  • Issues in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Synoptic Study III

Optional -choose four modules overall of which at least one (with appropriate level 2 pre-requisites) must be from:

  • Biomechanical Analysis Techniques
  • Physiology of the High Performance Athlete
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles

At least one (with appropriate level 2 pre-requisites) must be from:

  • Pedagogy and Policy: Critical Issues
  • Sport, Media and Communication 
  • Managing Sports Development
  • Physical Literacy and Learning Environment
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER