1. Sport and Exercise Science

    • Award BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C600/C603

    Our Sport and Exercise Science course focuses on the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. Our course is practical-based, stimulating, well-structured and research-informed, covering a range of topic areas including biomechanics, physiology and psychology. The practical elements of our Sport and Exercise Science course make use of purpose-built laboratories to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues within sport and exercise science. Our academic staff are enthusiastic and experienced teachers that are actively involved in research in their specialist areas. Our careers and employability module ensures that you are well-prepared for employment. Additionally, the course offers you internship opportunities with three local professional sports clubs in the area.

  2. Sport Development and Physical Education

    • Award BA (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code year BA Sport Development and Physical Education (UCAS code C602) 4 year (with Foundation Year) BA Sport Development and Physical Education (UCAS code C604)​

    The single honours degree in Sport Development and Physical Education explores the ways that sport, physical education and physical activity is delivered and organised across schools and local communities. You are encouraged to think critically about current and historical practice in sport development and Physical Education and reflect on your own experiences of sport and PE. The course provides a mixture of classroom-based sessions (to introduce theories and concepts) and practical activities that enable you to develop your own coaching/teaching delivery styles to children and adults. There are also several opportunities to learn ‘off campus’ through study trips, work placements and gain teaching/coaching practice at local schools. Graduates from this course should be excellently placed to pursue a career in sport development, sport coaching, move into further study to become teachers, or apply the transferable skills nurtured to a range of other graduate careers.

  3. Sport Studies and Management (Joint Honours)

    • Award BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C6N2

    This vocationally orientated joint honours programme allows you study across two University departments to gain an understanding of sport and managerial issues. Joint Honours are flexible and you can tailor modules around your interests. It is ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas in an integrated way. The core subjects provide a solid education in the essential areas of Sport Studies and Management, while there is a strong emphasis placed on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as increasing sport participation, managing facilities, generating income and marketing.

  4. Sport Studies and Multimedia Journalism Joint Honours

    • Award BA (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C6P5

    This course allows you to study across two University departments to combine an understanding of sport in its many forms while gaining expert multimedia training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine, and online journalism. Joint Honours programmes are flexible and you can tailor modules around your interests. It is ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas.

  5. Sports Studies (Joint Honours)

    • Award BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate

    Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme. Popular Joint Honours combinations in recent years have included Sport Studies with Education, Business, Management, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology. Our Sport Studies course aims to help you understand and evaluate sport using a variety of social science disciplines. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practical issues in sport, such as barriers to sport participation, managing sport events, and sport coaching. A focus on these key subject areas enables you to prepare for a career in sport, including PE teachers, sport coaches and sport development officers. The majority of our staff hold, or are near to completing, PhDs and are active researchers and consultants in their specialist fields, including Sport Management, Coaching and the Sociology of Sport. As you progress through your studies, you will have the flexibility to choose which of your two subjects you would like to major or minor in, or you can maintain an equal, joint programme.

  6. Sports Studies and Business (Joint Honours)

    • Award BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C6N1

    This joint honours programme provides you with an integrated way of studying across two University departments in a comprehensive and interesting manner.The core subjects provide a solid education in the essential areas of Business and Sport Studies, while there is a strong emphasis placed on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as increasing sport participation, managing facilities, generating income and marketing. Joint Honours courses are flexible so that after your first year you can tailor your choice of modules around your interests; they are ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas. An optional placement year in industry/commerce can be taken in year three on this programme. 

  7. Sports Studies and Education Studies (Joint Honours)

    • Award BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C6X3

    This joint honours course provides an integrated programme across two university departments that allows students to combine study of sport from a social science perspective alongside gaining an insight into how people learn and how education systems work. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theories and concepts to everyday issues such as increasing participation in community and youth sport, and approaches to teaching and learning. This is relevant for those seeking to either go on to qualify as teachers with a sports specialism, work in other educational contexts, or explore careers in coaching or community sport development.

  8. Sports Studies and Psychology (Joint Honours)

    • Award BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code C6C8

    This joint honours programme provides you with the chance to study across two University departments to gain an understanding in human development, educational and sport issues. Joint Honours programmes are flexible and allow you to tailor the modules around your interests. They are ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas.