University of Derby
Sport and Education BA (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Sport and Education BA (Hons) at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Sport and Exercise Sciences 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 £20000 £18500 £23500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £26500 £15500 - £22500 £18500 - £27000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Sport and Exercise Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22635 £19291 £22513
25-75 percentile range £18169 - £26477 £14322 - £24157 £16662 - £28605

Course Description

Want to combine your interest in sport with a career in education? Covering practical and academic skills, this course offers a smooth transition to teacher training and roles in sport environments.

  • KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED: We have developed this course in consultation with key stakeholders from both the sports industry and the education sector so that it matches employers’ needs. You’ll engage with our extensive professional networks, including opportunities for work experience, coaching practice and industry-backed research.
  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: Our links with sports clubs, schools, colleges, and local authorities will open doors for you to undertake work placements, coaching practice and research. You’ll also get involved in delivering sport sessions to groups of different ages and abilities; an experience that will help you stand out in the job market.
  • ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Enhance your skills portfolio and take part in additional training to add further professional qualifications to your CV, including coaching badges and other awards given by the national governing bodies for specific sports.
  • COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING: Discover vital insights into the importance of the sport coach as an educator, drawing on disciplines such as educational psychology and human development.
  • HEAR FROM THE PROFESSIONALS: We regularly invite professional coaches, elite athletes and education specialists to deliver guest lectures and share their remarkable experiences with you.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: You’ll learn from highly qualified experts who boast a wealth of professional experience – tutors who themselves combine education and sport every day in their work.
  • WHAT YOU'LL COVER:
  • You’ll study core modules in Sport and Education, to provide you with a fundamental understanding and the practical skills and experiences to work within a sport and education environment. You’ll then go on to advance your knowledge of the principles of training and have the opportunity to apply this within community initiatives. In your final year, learning how to be adaptive and manage behaviour will prepare you for a dynamic, hands-on career in sport education.
  • HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:
  • A variety of assessment methods are used during the course, which include essays, written and practical exams, reports, portfolios, and presentations. In addition to final module assessments, you will receive feedback on your performance throughout the course enabling learning and progression.
  • YOUR CAREER:
  • Discover a wide range of career opportunities when you graduate from this course – you can opt to take one of the many routes into teaching sport and physical education by completing the PGCE relevant to the age group you’d like to teach, or you may choose to work in sport development or coaching environments.
  • STUDY OPTIONS:
  • This course is available with a Foundation Year option.
  • This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Sport and Education BA (Hons) at University of Derby

70% Therapy professionals
20% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sport and Education, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Sport and Education BA (Hons)

EU £14900 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 £14900 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, 2025

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 University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Derby in related subject specific rankings.

Education

    • #13 
    • #15 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #41 
    • #53 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #53 
    • #501 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

See all 20 university rankings of University of Derby

About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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13155
postgraduates:
2515
Total:
15670
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