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. If you opt for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences with the Human Performance specialisation, you'll gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning sport, health, and exercise sciences from the perspective of human performance. 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 on placement with one of our great partner organisations. Students have recently spent time at secondary and primary schools, Brunel Sports Centre, Christ's Hospital, Leeds City College, Sussex County Cricket Club, Hays Personnel, Featherstone Rovers, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sport Impact, Fitlab, Northampton FC and Access Sport.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of sport, health and exercise sciences; physical activity, health and wellbeing; introduction to the 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; applied sport and exercise physiology; biomechanics of human movement; theory and application in sports psychology; synoptic study 2. Options: (choose one) Physical literacy and child development; pedagogical and policy ' individual needs; applying sport sciences to practice: coaching and teaching effectiveness; young people, sport and identity; delivery of sports development. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Research and learning skills 3; issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing; work'based learning 2; physiology of the high performance athlete; biomechanical analysis techniques; applied sport psychology; synoptic study 3. Options (choose one) Physical literacy and the learning environment; pedagogy and policy: critical issues; applying sport sciences to practice: training principles; sporting communications; managing sports development.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
7 years
Part Time
BSc £6,750 ???home???
4 years
Sandwich Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £14,750 ???abroad???
4 years
Sandwich Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

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

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 32%

Total Coursework: 64%

Total Practical: 4%

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

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