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World University Rankings 2020
10 th
Young University Rankings 2014
7 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

Sports and Exercise Science - Lancaster University

Our new Sports and Exercise Science degree is designed to meet the needs of a growing sports science sector and the increasing desire for sports scientists to research and develop new training regimes and sports products. The new scheme has been designed to deliver a Sports and Exercise degree with a strong clinical and research-led content. It is aimed at those who want to develop an evidence-based, analytical approach to the subject to provide expert advice and who can become the sports science researchers of the future. The degree is delivered by the Lancaster Medical School, where you will benefit from a strong contribution from clinicians, as well as a range of bioscientists, sports physiologists, anatomists and sports sector professionals. To develop you practical skills and knowledge in the field you will have access to a purpose-built human performance and physiology laboratory. Using human performance as a core topic you will study a range of subjects including sports physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports medicine. You’ll also study the bioscience which underlies human performance. Although a modular approach is taken to the degree structure, modules are connected to enhance your understanding of real-world applications; i.e. data collected in Physiology modules is used in Data Analysis modules to help you to develop your understanding and application of results. Optional modules integrate bioscience with sports and exercise science and even include entrepreneurship, to support your sports business ambitions. Research skills are included throughout the degree. You will learn how to capture and analyse sports science data to better understand human performance and activity, and how to act to enhance it. The practical and experimental work you undertake will make use of the newly developed Human Performance Laboratory, a custom-designed and built physiology and biomechanics testing laboratory. Bringing together the skills and research expertise you’ve acquired throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to work with world- leading scientists on a research project in your final year. This project will be your unique contribution to sports science research and will prepare you for employment in the sports sector or for a research career. As employability is a key part of our degree and each year you will undertake a Professional Practice module. This will equip you with the skills and experience for employment across the sports sector. Along with a range of sports companies, you will work together with other students to deliver a sporting event in your final year. Employability opportunities come through placements and internships with a range of sports companies. This degree will prepare you for employment across the sports science sector, including sports science research. On graduation you will have the subject knowledge and research skills required to access a Sports Science research career. Other opportunities can be found in the health sector, perhaps as a trainer or coach, and there you’ll have the skills to critically examine the benefits of training regimes, nutritional strategies or performance devices before recommending them to clients. If you are employed as a performance analyst you will have gained crucial experience in analysis and interpretation of performance data through your physiology and anatomy modules. You’ll also have developed the communication skills to allow you to help the clients and athletes you are working with to clearly understand how to get the best from your analysis and coaching. Some graduates will enter the events management sector and with the skills you’ve gained through the annual Professional Practice modules you’ll be well place to succeed. Others will be employed by professional sports teams or sports equipment manufacturers in a variety of roles.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,LancasterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250