Writtle University College
Sports Science with Exercise Referral DipHE
Writtle University College

Key Course Facts


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Course Description

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU.

The Diploma of Higher Education Sports Science with Exercise Referral consists of the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Exercise Referral degree. Aimed at individuals who wish to develop their interest in sport science with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the health and exercise industry.

Students will gain a strong scientific understanding of the sport science principles, whilst pursuing an interest in those individuals who are afflicted with compromising chronic health conditions.

This Two-year full-time award employs a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake the critical analysis of information and apply this to learning about rehabilitation, referral and chronic health conditions. As result, graduates will leave with the technical understanding and skills that will enable them to adapt to a changing workplace and assume significant responsibility within organisations. Students may also choose to further their study by continuing to the third year of the BSc honours programme in order to obtain a full BSc honours degree.

This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence. ** Case studies** ** Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions** ** Practical portfolios** ** Mini-projects** ** Reflective logbooks** ** Presentations - both individually and in small groups** ** Reports** ** Essays** ** Individualised coaching plans** Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually ** Written assessments** ** Peer and tutor observations**

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sports Science with Exercise Referral, DipHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Sports Science with Exercise Referral DipHE

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Additional fee information


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)

About Writtle University College

Writtle University College (WUC) is located in a natural setting near Chelmsford, where students can enrol in vocational subjects related to Animal Care, Agriculture, Equine study, and more. New students can expect a green campus specialised in animal and agricultural sciences, with the possibility of studying Part-time or as a part of their Short Courses or Certificates of Competence.

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Student composition of Writtle University College

Number of students enrolled in courses of subject “Sport and Exercise Sciences”: Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
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