Kick-start and enhance your career prospects by choosing our degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an integrated year in industry. This course is engineered to give you the head start in the increasingly competitive job market, and upon successful completion of this degree, you will have developed the skills and awareness that employers are seeking. Sports and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University is endorsed by the British Association for Sports and Exercise Science (BASES). Our degree is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, combining branches of learning such as Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). You will learn in an Institute which has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. At Aberystwyth, we place great emphasis upon practical skills, so that our graduates become practitioners from the word go. You will have access to extensive research and teaching labs equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and spectroscopic platforms. You will be taught by research active staff at the forefront of knowledge, and emerge from your course with the knowledge, competencies and skills to forge a career in this fascinating field of science. The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Sports and Exercise Science (C600).Your work experience must be relevant to this degree as it will be assessed and will count towards your degree grade. You will organise your work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. If you cannot obtain a placement, you must transfer to the sister course BSc Sports and Exercise Science C600). In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating. This programme prepares you to support athletes, promote physical activity and health, and deliver exercise programmes, whilst also developing your research, data analysis, personal and employability skills.