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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: Bedford Campus
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time day
UCAS Code:C610

About the course

This bespoke top-up course is for you if you have completed a related Foundation degree or HND and wish to complete a full bachelor’s degree in one year.

The course gives you a deeper understanding of sport science and coaching as well as relevant experience through work placements and/or internships at sports organisations, schools and within a coaching environment, preparing you for a successful career.

Linking closely to your previous studies and work experience, it provides seamless progression to university-level study with the added benefit of a targeted initial induction and a week-long summer school to help support your academic development.

Why choose this course?
  • Study key areas of sport science relevant to coaching including coaching for performance, sports physiology and sport psychology
  • Enjoy world-class teaching from an academic team who are experts in fitness, personal training, and strength and conditioning as well as having research expertise in environmental physiology, health and metabolism, and movement 
  • Develop your coaching skills and build partnerships with local sports clubs and teams with help from our excellent links in the industry including Sport England and the Football Association
  • Benefit from the learning opportunities offered by our specialist teaching laboratories and state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • Gain a sound training, skills and knowledge of this sport science area together with transferable skills valued across a range of careers
  • Hone your research skills through completing a work-placement research project
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Applied Exercise Physiology (SPO033-3) Compulsory
  • Coaching In Context (SPO071-3) Compulsory
  • Performance Coaching (SPO058-3) Compulsory
  • Personal And Project Preparation For Bsc Studies (SPO080-3) Compulsory
  • Psychology Of Physical Activity (SPO025-3) Compulsory
  • Work Placement Project (SPO057-3) Compulsory

Assessment is both formative and summative in nature and occurs at various points throughout the academic year. Formative assessments are used to give students feedback early on in the year so they see how they are doing and if necessary seek support from staff or other services available. It also allows staff to see the level of student learning and support as necessary. A wide variety of assessment strategies are employed, appropriate to the specific learning outcomes which are being assessed. Modes of assessment include essay, practical performance, work placement project, oral presentation, poster presentation, portfolio, individual report and literature review. Feedback and grades will be given 15 working days after the assessment hand in dates.

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Our students say our courses, teaching and support are a winning combination, that’s why we are 51st out of 122 for Sport in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

We’re 12th for employability because our courses get you a degree-level job.

We have more one-to-one time for you which is why we are in the top 10 for staff/student ratio.

Entry Requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.


Graduates of this course can find employment as a sports coach, sport development officer, or some may choose to gain further qualifications to fulfil a teaching career.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student