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Sport and Exercise Science Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. This extended degree in Sport and Exercise Science is delivered in partnership with City and Islington College and provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed.

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The course programme is run by experienced staff and is carefully designed to be supportive and motivating and to build confidence and academic ability as well as an understanding of what academic study involves. Year 0 will be delivered City and Islington staff and your subsequent years will be delivered by teaching staff from London Met. The majority of teaching in Year 0 will take place at City and Islington College’s Centre for Applied Science near The Angel, although the Anatomy and Physiology module will be taught at London Met.

The foundation year of this course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as anatomy, physiology, sport and exercise science, research skills, psychology and coaching.

You'll achieve an understanding of the roles of therapists and scientists in sport with particular attention to the ways these careers may help to increase performance or prevent injury.

Year 0 acts as a bridge between previous education or work experience to ensure that on successful completion of the foundation year you have the knowledge and academic experience necessary to progress onto either the full Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) or the Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) degree programme at London Met.


You'll be assessed through progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC
  • Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3 from 2017) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Year 0 modules include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Academic and Research Skills
  • Aspects of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Psychology and Coaching

"Teaching staff within the sporting department are extremely helpful."
Sport and Exercise Science BA (Hons) graduate

Graduates of the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) or our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) can build successful careers in the scientific or commercial world or in the public sector.

Many graduates take up careers in the sports and fitness industries. The course also provides a systematic general scientific training suitable for a wide range of careers.

Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

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