St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The Health and Exercise Science programme provides both academic and vocational qualifications. Staff are student'centred and interested in the holistic development of students. The programme is a relatively new innovation, addressing the growing need to improve the health of an increasingly sedentary population. The Community pathway focuses on health and exercise promotion in community settings through lifestyle and behavioural changes, distinguishing it from more traditional sport science courses which focus on sport performance. The Clinical Exercise Science pathway focuses on working with individuals for the prevention and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The pathway has integrated external qualifications into years one, two and three of the degree. The degree has integrated an external REPs qualification into year one of the degree.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 77%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 72
Studying 13
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 6
Unknown 3

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 20%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 13%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation