A Sport and Exercise Sciences degree provides you with the undergraduate knowledge and skills required to become an accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

The course blends the three areas of sport and exercises sciences; psychology, physiology, and biomechanics, in addition to research and professional placements. You will also study interdisciplinary sport science modules to add to your programme to draw together the three-sport science disciplines.

At Level 4, you will undertake a full-time work placement, which will incorporate skills gained throughout your first academic year. At Level 5, you may select between a six-week full-time placement or volunteering, both of which are 20-credit modules to develop experience and employability.

Teaching staff on the course are significantly involved in research, which ensures that many modules are research-informed and some are research-led. There are opportunities for you to complete a research project or dissertation at level 6, which may align with staff research interests and opportunities to present work externally. Further, Trinity Performance is a sport and exercise science enterprise run by the department offering coach education, consultancy and fitness assessments where students can get involved to offer them first-hand experience of sport and exercise science.

Benefits of Sport and Exercise Sciences

  • The programme has been developed in order to achieve endorsement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Requirements for the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES).
  • International opportunities through study abroad, volunteering or placements overseas.
  • Professional work placements.
  • There are opportunities for real-life sport and exercise science experience working with athletes.

Graduate Destinations

Graduates can go into successful careers as a Sports and Exercise Scientist. Employability skills developed throughout the course will give graduates opportunities within and outside of sport.

This course develops a range of employability skills due to the diverse nature of different scientific domains contained within the course. It will also enable you to progress onto a BASES-accredited postgraduate course or accredit prior learning if you wish to undertake a BPS conversion course and train as a psychologist.


Typically our entry offer for this degree is 280 UCAS Tariff points.

You usually need to have a minimum of five qualifications: at least two of these should be full A2 Levels (or accepted equivalent Level 3 qualifications); at least one of these should be GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). In addition, you will need GCSE in Maths and Science at grade C or above.

We consider most qualifications in the UCAS Tariff.

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