BSc (Hons) Sport Science

Apply now for 2019 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Make your mark by maximising sports performance.

Apply contemporary sport science theory and innovative research, whilst following a specific and scientific sport-focused course that covers the disciplines of sport psychology, sport physiology, sport biomechanics, motor learning, and research methods. You will get to grips with critically evaluating and engaging with the latest sports research related to performance and use this knowledge to develop an evidence-based approach to your practice. Use your new skills to actively initiate and conduct scientific projects linked to individuals, teams, and agencies from across the wide spectrum of the sports performance world.

Meet and study with like-minded, enthusiastic people who all share a passion for sport in our perfect coastal location. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, labs and equipment, you will immediately know you’re in the right place to progress your interest in sport performance and elite/professional sports. There is also the opportunity to gain experience in our on-site Sport Performance Centre.

Careers and Opportunities 

Once you have graduated from this course you will be well placed to seek employment in sport science avenues such as;

  • Sport and exercise science support
  • Performance sport support
  • Working in high performance environments
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Fitness industry
  • Sport and exercise scientist (e.g., physiologist, biomechanist, strength and conditioner, nutritionist.)
  • Performance lifestyle adviser

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Key Information

Course title:
Sport Science
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Phillip Heritage

MSc, PGCert, BSc (hons), CSi, FHEA - Lecturer

Phill is currently a lecturer on two courses and involved in the development of the Sports Performance Centre as well as working with a variety of athletes and sports teams in the local and wider areas. Within the college he is a member of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee which helps to bridge the gap between the two groups as well as the placement coordinator for the BSc Clinical Exercise Science programme.

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Course details

Combine theory and practical from the outset, with integrated teaching and assessments that support your learning outcomes and skill development. All units will develop an independent learning culture and provide you with a learning experience to push you, drive you to your goals, all whilst supported by our fantastic academic team and professional services staff.

You will develop critical thinking and possess the knowledge, understanding and skills to address current issues within the sport science domains, and therefore will be well equipped to consider future matters and problems.

We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

• Examination
• Coursework
• Presentations
• Group work
• Portfolio
• Practical Assessments and Presentation

Unit breakdown

"Make your mark by maximising sport performance"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2019 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2019, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please use institution code A65 and the course code C606. 

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If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Sport, Exercise and Health International Entry Requirements Page.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here



Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the BSc (Hons) Sport Science (2019/2020) entry.

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
  • Home/EU - ELQ students : £14,100 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if the course which you are applying to is an equivalent or lower qualification to one you have previously achieved.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £14,100 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to AECC University College's student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK / EU students classed as an ELQ student and overseas / EEA students, fees after your first year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail Price Index – RPI)


If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan for the BSc (Hons) Sport Science degree then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2019/20 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2019. You can complete your applications from March 2019, so there’s time.

Find out more about fees and financial support for UK/European students over at the UK government website:
Advice and assistance with Student Finance

Our tuition fees policy and information around bursaries and scholarships can be found on our latest policies page, along with information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses.  Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our name.


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