University of Worcester
Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc (Hons)
University of Worcester

Key Course Facts

Course Description


Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science has been a popular, long-standing course here at University of Worcester. From 2019, you will have the opportunity to study both subjects across three years to prepare you for a career in either subject.

With our unique focus on inclusion you will be well prepared to be an inclusive practitioner and researcher, with opportunities to complete work based placements and independent projects in an area of your choice. This flexible approach means you can select modules that you are interested in which will make your degree individually tailored helping increase your employability prospects.

The course is delivered by a large team of highly experienced and enthusiastic PE practitioners and coaches who are committed to ensuring a high quality experience, which will provide you with the tools and skills to become effective and employable graduates. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to take supplementary National Governing Body Awards in a range of sports to help extend your knowledge and understanding further.

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad, spending a semester at one of our international partner institutions including those in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden amongst others.

The degree content is designed to ensure graduates have key knowledge of the delivery of all areas of the PE curriculum as well as the pedagogical practice needed to coach athletes across the spectrum of ages and abilities. After graduating, you will be in a strong position to apply for a Qualified Teacher Status course such as the Post Graduate Certificate of Education or embark on a Masters in Coaching Science, both of which are offered here at the University of Worcester.

Key Features

  • Highly motivated staff with experience in all phases of education and across all levels of PE

  • Opportunities to teach children from all key stages and ability levels

  • Module options to suit your preference

  • Top quality facilities including state of the art inclusive University Arena, 3G astro, sand filled astro, dance studio, outdoor educational site including Lake and outdoor activity centre, S&C suite and gymnasium

  • Extensive volunteering opportunities to support elite tournaments, inclusive festivals, and sports camps

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Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 166 graduates of Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sports Coaching.

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
166 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physical Education and Sports Coaching 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 £20000 £21000 £25500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £25000 £16500 - £24000 £21000 - £29500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Sports Coaching

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20465 £20448 £24818
25-75 percentile range £17889 - £25004 £15981 - £24541 £19498 - £30391

What You Will Learn

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc (Hons) at University of Worcester

19% Teaching Professionals
15% Sports and fitness occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
8% Business and public service associate professionals
8% Therapy professionals
6% Administrative occupations
5% Caring personal services
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
4% Sales occupations
4% Elementary occupations

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Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

GCSE Maths and English, Grade C/4 or above also required.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation year
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science 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 £13100 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.

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 University of Worcester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Worcester in related subject specific rankings.

Sports Science

    • #20 
    • #25 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Worcester

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About University of Worcester

The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.

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Where is this programme taught

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