Brunel University
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course includes two placements carried out during the summer vacations within a three year degree.

The Brunel Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc is for students who are interested in working in physical education or youth sport, developing sport in communities, helping individuals fulfil their potential in sport and health, as well as those seeking to gain a strong understanding and application of sports coaching principles and practices.

You'll explore the sociological, political, pedagogical and psychological factors that influence participation in physical education and sport, and how these relate to sports performance, physical activity, health and wellbeing. You'll learn how to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate high-quality activities and events aimed at encouraging and enabling people to get involved in sport and physical activity, from grassroots to elite level.

You’ll also explore social issues in physical education such as gender, race and religion and inclusive practice. In addition, you'll learn historical and philosophical aspects related to PE.

Your studies will be supported by some of the best teaching and sports facilities in the UK that include our:

  • state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories

  • world-class indoor athletics centre

  • international-standard 400m six-lane athletics track with full field event facilities

  • large indoor netball hall

  • multi-use sports centre equipped with squash, basketball and netball courts, as well as a superb climbing wall

  • members-only fitness suite featuring treadmills, cycles and rowing machines

  • a weight-training area with free and fixed weights

  • grass and third-generation (3G) all-weather pitches

  • outdoor tennis courts.

You'll also have the opportunity to carry out a placement as part of your degree. This will give you the type of experience that will enable you to create a standout CV. This Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) BSc with Placement gives you the chance to carry out two placements during the summer vacations within the three year degree.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sports Coaching.

Overall student satisfaction
58 /100
14 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £24000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £24000 £20000 - £27000 £23000 - £33000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Sports Coaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20007 £18709 £22208
25-75 percentile range £17011 - £23011 £14134 - £23652 £16798 - £28227

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

20% Administrative occupations
20% Media Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Sales occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

We assess modules through a combination of critical reviews, lab reports, case studies, presentations, and exams. You'll also complete an e-portfolio that will promote your personal and professional development and enhance your digital literacy. And, in your final year, you'll write a dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma Biomedical Science, Health, Forensic Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Science or Sport with 45 credits at Level 3.

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with an A level at grade B in any subject or Distinction Distinction in any subject with A level grade B in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

including grade 5 at Higher Level in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

including H3 in at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

in Applied Science, Applied Human Biology, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science with A level at grades BC in any subject or Distinction in any subject with A level grades BC including Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

including at least one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Psychology, Sport Science, Sport Studies, Sociology, Physics or Physical Education

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 92 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic 58 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
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Costs

Tuition Fees Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Physical Education, Coaching and Social Issues) with Placement BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £17355 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Brunel University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Brunel University in related subject specific rankings.

Sports Science

    • #13 
    • #16 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Brunel University

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

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