London Metropolitan University
Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons)
London Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Modern coaching is a wide ranging arm of sports science which is relevant at competitive, community and participation levels. Coaching and teaching represent different skill sets from the same spectrum, applied in varying environments and supported by other essential areas of knowledge such as sport psychology, human movement, social impact of sport and the value of applying sports development to lifelong progression. Both sports coaching and physical education operate on the same spectrum, the aim being to encourage, develop and progress others in terms of sporting performance or participation. Coaching can apply at elite performance level but equally at community level where coaches stimulate people who have never taken part in sport and exercise to reshape their lives. When directly involving youngsters coaching works side by side with physical education. Increasingly schools are out-sourcing sports delivery to coaches and likewise more sports practitioners are entering teaching through a coaching pathway.

The course offers progressive development of coaching and teaching skills across the full three years, supported by a 6-badminton court size sports hall and extensively equipped sports science labs (see below). Staff have wide ranging coaching knowledge and qualifications up to international and world championship levels.Other modules on the course are equally well supported by experienced staff and facilities.

This degree course will prepare you specifically for a career in any aspect of coaching. Likewise it is possible to progress to apply to take a post graduate qualification in teaching or make use of coaching experience to enter teaching via a work-based learning scheme. Previous graduates have gone into careers within team sports, individual coaching, community coaching and P.E. teaching. Quite a number also go on to take MSc qualifications in specialised areas such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning and sport sciences.

In the National Student Survey 2020, 100% of students said this course challenged them to achieve their best.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sports Coaching.

Overall student satisfaction
61 /100
15 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Sports Coaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19940 £19421 £23863
25-75 percentile range £16907 - £24016 £14961 - £23989 £18896 - £29362

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

a minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Typical offer CCC (112 points from two or more A levels including minimum grade C in Biology or Physical Education or Human Biology or Sports Science or Sports Studies.)

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with passes in level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements ple
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Costs

Tuition Fees Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons)

England UK £2310
Northern Ireland £2310
Scotland £2310
Wales £2310
EU £3894
International £3894
Channel Islands £3894
Ireland £3894

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful for example, optional field trips. The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Average student cost of living in London

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 London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of London Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Sports Science

    • #67 
    • #81 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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Where is this programme taught

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