Sport and Exercise Science
- Exercise and Fitness Management BSc (Hons)
- Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
- Sports Business Management BSc (Hons)
- Sports Development BSc (Hons)
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science offers three undergraduate taught programmes that study the broad concepts of physiological, biomechanical, psychological and social sciences with particular reference to sport, exercise, health and development. The teaching across all of the undergraduate programmes is based on the research and consultancy expertise of our national and internationally recognised staff.
As you will see from the course information provided, all of the programmes provide students with the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary environment, whilst developing their research, applied, and professional skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I apply to study sport courses at the University of Portsmouth?
A. All applications to study Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Development at the University of Portsmouth need to be made via the UCAS application system. For information on what this entails, please check their web site www.ucas.co.uk. We receive approximately 1400 applications to study Sports courses each year, from which we select an intake of approximately 195 students. If you require further information regarding the application process at the University of Portsmouth, please click here.
Q. Will an A' level offer be expressed in terms of tariff points (combining AS and A2 scores), or in Grades required?
A. This will be expressed as a total of 320 tariff points. We make conditional offers that reflect a combination of tariff points from AS and A2 subjects. In addition, the conditional offer we make you may express specific grades that we want you to score in your subjects. For example, if you are studying A' levels in Biology, Geography and Physical Education, we will stipulate in your offer that you must achieve 100 tariff points (Grade B) in Biology or Physical Education.
Q. I am not studying A' levels - what other profiles will you consider for entrance?
A. We consider applications from candidates offering Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate, HND, BTEC or ACCESS qualifications. Entry requirements for these qualifications can be viewed under the respective course links above. We will consider mature applications on a variety of criteria including experience and academic background.
Q. What happens if I drop a grade in my A level performance?
A. The majority of the places taken up each year are by students who have met the grades that we have requested of them in a conditional offer. However, if you obtain points equivalent, or just fail to obtain the grades required, it is likely that you will still be offered a place, but this depends on how well other applicants have performed. The best advice, in any eventuality, is for you to contact us when your exam results are known.
Q. How can I find out more about the degree programmes (such as the units I will study at each level, and how they are assessed)?
A. Information about studying Sport at the University of Portsmouth can be attained via one of the following methods: