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BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Swansea University
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science explores how the human body performs under different levels of pressure. It also covers the broader issues at play, from wider participation in sports and exercise, to ethics, sports psychology and nutrition.

This degree provides a solid core of modern and relevant learning, preparing you for a fulfilling career in fitness and leisure industries, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and more.

There is the option to spend a year studying abroad (UCAS C601) at a partner university to enrich your degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.

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Admission requirements

The entry requirements for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course are:

  • AAB - BBB at A level
  • Recommended subjects include:
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • PE
  • Psychology
  • Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.
  • Or 32 at IB to include 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.
  • Students studying for a BTEC National Diploma will typically require DDD in a science-related discipline (includes Exercise Science and Sports Science, excludes Sports Studies). For students studying AVCE, we will accept double awards as part of an overall profile. Depending upon the content of the AVCE studied, this qualification may or may not be considered as a science subject.

Swansea University English Language Training

Swansea University's English Language Training services offer a variety of English courses including pre-sessionals, year round English, exam preparation and short courses. If you hold an offer from Swansea University you are able to take the Swansea English Language Test (SWELT) to fulfil your English language entry requirement. This is a 3 hour test which includes Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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Program content

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory Modules

  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Biomechanics 1
  • Research Methods & Ethics
  • Foundations in Exercise Science
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomechanics 2
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory Modules

  • Developing Research Methods for Sports Science
  • Employability, Innovation & Engagement

Optional Modules

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength & Conditioning II
  • Exercise Science: Interventions and Applications
  • Biomechanical Technology, Measurement & Analysis
  • Contemporary themes in sport psychology
  • The Ethics of Anti-Doping: Health, Sport and Society
  • Technology and Innovation in Injury Mechanics
  • Kinanthropometry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Critical Issues in Sport Sociology

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory Modules

  • Sport and Exercise Science Research Dissertation
  • Optional Modules
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Sport, Diet and Disease
  • Exercise, Growth and Development
  • Sport Integrity, Ethics and Policy
  • Health Related Exercise
  • Sports Psychology 3
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology

Scholarships & funding

International Excellence Scholarships are available to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Other scholarships are available, please see our website for more information including eligibility criteria and closing dates.


The full tuition fee for UK students is £9,000. The tuition fees for international students vary, please see our website for more details

Career paths

Sport and Exercise Science Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Sports and Performance Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Practitioner
  • Cardiac Physiologist
  • Performance Analyst
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Public Health Scientist

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Swansea University

Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, Swansea University is an established university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. When students choose to study at Swansea University, they...

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Swansea University

Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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