Undergraduate study
Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up)

Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up)
BSc (Hons)


Course overview

This top-up degree programme allows you to progress on to a top-up route on a full or part-time basis when you have completed a foundation degree in a sport and exercise discipline.

You develop your research and laboratory skills alongside your abilities in critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice to enhance your employment potential.


Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

In this module you adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the measurement and analysis of sport and exercise. You learn how to collect and evaluate data within the fields of physiology, psychology and biomechanics and you develop your ability to holistically analyse and prescribe interventions to enhance performance. You are assessed through a 4,000 word report, dedicating 1000 words of this to a reflection on your own learning and development.

Dissertation for Sport and Exercise

For this module you draw on all elements of your previous study to complete a research project of your choice. You are supported by your supervisor and assessed through a 10,000 word dissertation.

Methods of Enquiry in Sport and Exercise

This module enables you to develop your understanding of the methods of enquiry associated with sport and exercise. You acquire skills in research design, reflective practice, ethics, research proposal and data analysis. You also learn to critically evaluate current sport and exercise literature. You are assessed through a 4,000 word written research proposal which follows the ethical approval process.

Professional Development in Relation to Sport and Exercise

Explore the various disciplines within sport and exercise science and make links to your professional practice. Apply knowledge acquired from the curriculum and systematically evaluate current literature to inform tasks in the workplace. Personal development, planning and reflection are key features of this module. You are assessed through the submission of an 8,000 word portfolio.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

Modules are delivered on one afternoon and evening (of the same day) each week for part-time students and over two days for full-time students. You experience a range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, weekend workshops, laboratory sessions, problem-based learning, reflective practice and independent research.

The programme is structured to move from a tutor led focus in the first term to independent study in the later stages of the programme.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessments are used throughout the programme to ensure you have a range of opportunities to demonstrate your learning. Assessment includes written reports, a literature review with a critically evaluative summary to inform the dissertation research proposal, a portfolio, and a 10,000 word dissertation.

Timetabling information
As a full-time student your timetabled hours are between Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm. On Wednesdays the latest you will be timetabled is until 1.00pm. Hours of attendance vary between 12 hours and 20 hours per week. Part-time undergraduate students are required to attend during the same days and times as full-time students but for only a proportion of the time, dependant on the modules being taken. Module choices are discussed with course tutors during the enrolment and induction period. Further details are automatically sent to applicants due to enrol this year.

Your full teaching timetable for Semester 1 of the 2018/19 academic year should be available from 1 September 2018. Standard University term dates can be found here.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry to this programme requires successful completion of a foundation degree (or other relevant level 5 qualification) in a sport and exercise related discipline.

You must also hold GCSE English language and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above (level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted).

Due to the integration of the full and part-time delivery mode, you are required to attend a weekend session based at the main campus at the start of year one followed by one afternoon/evening a week for part-time students and two days a week for full time students for the duration of the programme.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

This programme builds on your current academic, vocational and professional experiences to equip you for work in the field of sport and exercise. This includes providing you with a higher skill set within your current organisation, and equipping you with the ability and knowledge to move into a range of jobs within the sector.


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Entry to 2019/20 academic year

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£11,825 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: C608 BSc/ASE
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 88-112 tariff points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent)

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From Sept 2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants:
£4,500 (120 credits)
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  • Length: 16 months; Top-up award
  • Attendance: Provisional dates: Induction - weekend workshop prior to the start of the programme then every Thursday, 12.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Semester dates

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