Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This four year course with a placement year gives you valuable practical skills and a competitive edge when looking for your first graduate job. We are currently ranked number one in London for sport'based courses by The Complete University Guide 2016. We're proud of this, and of our cutting edge research academics who are one of the key reasons for our great reputation with our students. This course is designed for those who are interested in working with young people in either physical education or youth sport. You will develop a specific understanding of physical education within sport, health, and exercise sciences. You will develop your own personal confidence and competence in a range of movement contexts, informed by an understanding of the concept of physical literacy. You will also explore policy and issues relating to practice in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment. The course is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice, inclusive practice and an appreciation of difference and diversity in varied learning communities. We have world'class sporting facilities, including a running track used by Usain Bolt, who told the BBC: 'Brunel is awesome! The University has really done great for us. We come here every summer, that's where we stay, and they really show us a lot of love. We get a lot of support from everybody there ' so thank you guys!' Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression. Opt for a sandwich course and you'll gain fantastic work experience with one of our great partner organisations, including schools, sports and football clubs.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of sport, health and exercise sciences; physical activity, health and wellbeing; introduction to social sciences of sport; physical education and sport pedagogy; research and learning skills 1; synoptic study 1. Level 2 Core: Research and learning skills 2; physical activity, health and wellbeing in the lifecourse; work based learning 1; physical literacy and child development; pedagogy and policy ' individual needs; applying sport sciences to practice: coaching & teaching effectiveness; young people, sport and identity; synoptic study 2. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Research & learning skills 3; issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing; work based learning 2; the 14'19 physical education curriculum; applying sport sciences to practice ' training principles; physical literacy and the learning environment; pedagogy and policy ' critical issues; synoptic study 3.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
7 years
Part Time
BSc £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 29
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 86%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 97%

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

93% Go on to work and/or study

In work 73
Studying 13
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 6
Unknown 2

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 12%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation