c600 - Sport and Exercise Science BSc

Sport and Exercise Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: C600 (3 Years)

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Course Overview

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA–AAB
IB: 34-35 points

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This degree provides a strong scientific foundation in sport and exercise-related sciences and an understanding of how these relate to human performance and health. 

You'll learn about the key disciplines of sport and exercise science, including:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • psychology
  • biochemistry 

The degree is taught in our Faculty of Medical Sciences and draws on our expertise in exercise physiology, nutrition, sport and health psychology, and biomechanics.

Your programme will also include:

  • seminars and workshops from industry partners and applied practitioners
  • the opportunity to work closely with elite athletes from the University's Team Newcastle
  • optional vocational modules to help you hone your career plans and boost your employability
  • a major research project, to showcase your knowledge and skills

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.


Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.



Sport and Exercise Science careers

Sport and Exercise Science careers

There is a growing demand for graduates with a strong foundation in science and applied research approaches to sport and exercise.

Sport and exercise science graduates have a number of career options including jobs in the following:

  • National Governing Bodies
  • UK Institutes of Sport
  • professional sports clubs 
  • pharmaceutical and food and drink industry
  • health services 
  • education

Graduates with a strong background in sport and exercise science are ideally suited to fulfill emerging roles that overlap the fields of medicine, exercise and health promotion.

With an exercise science-related degree, you could also:

  • undertake medical and health-related research in universities and research institutes
  • work in hospitals and public health laboratories
  • take a further degree (either an MSc or PhD qualification) before embarking on permanent employment

Our graduates also embark on careers unrelated to the biomedical sciences, for example, in management, accountancy, and IT.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.


Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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