c600 - Sport and Exercise Science BSc

Sport and Exercise Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: C600 (full time: 3 Years)

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 
  • nutrition 

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 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.


    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 2020 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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    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.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    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



    Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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