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. As a student on our unique Joint Honours programme, which draws together expertise from two world'renowned departments, you'll study both a broad range of sport, health and exercise sciences and key business disciplines including management, organisational behaviour, marketing and entrepreneurship. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the knowledge of business administration and management processes needed to understand and address problems facing complex, fast'changing organisations. You will also have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning sport, health, and exercise sciences. This combination is highly valued by employers. 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 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 management enquiry; physical organisational behaviour and analysis; principles and practice of marketing 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; synoptic study 2; managing change and creativity in organisations. Options: (choose two) applying sport sciences to practice: coaching and teaching effectiveness; applied sport and exercise physiology; biomechanics of human movement; theory and application in sports psychology; delivery of sports development. (choose one) marketing communications; human resource management and its international dimensions. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major project and project management; issues in physical activity, health and wellbeing; synoptic study 3; entrepreneurship and small business ventures. Options (choose two) applying sport sciences to practice: training principles; physiology of the high performance athlete; biomechanical analysis techniques; applied sport psychology; managing sport development (choose one) gender and organisations; innovation and knowledge management.

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) £14,750  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%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 69
Studying 13
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 7
Unknown 4

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 2%

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

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