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Sport and Exercise Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Sport and Exercise Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is an alternative route into undergraduate study if you don’t have the necessary qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements to begin your studies on the standard course. On completion of this four-year degree you’ll graduate with the same title and award as students who study the traditional three-year course.

We've been ranked among the top 30 UK universities – and best in central London – for sports science in the Guardian's 2020 university league tables.

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More about this course

On this four-year course you’ll develop in-depth knowledge in the field of sport and exercise science, including physiology, anatomy, psychology and coaching. You'll achieve an understanding of the role of therapists and scientists in sport and learn about the ways in which these roles may help to increase performance or prevent injury.

During your time at London Met you’ll receive exceptional support from an academic mentor and tutor, as well as from other services at the University. While you’re here, there will be opportunities to take advantage of various workshops, including those run by our careers service.

Your foundation year will equip you with vital scientific and study skills, so you’ll be well prepared to undertake more intense study in the subsequent three years of your degree. This year will be shared with students from other subject specialisms, presenting a great opportunity for you to learn about different areas of human sciences and meet students from different subjects.

On completion of the foundation year you’ll study the same content and have the same choice of modules as students on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) degree. If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.


You'll be assessed through progress tests, online tests, practical reports, presentations, exams, class tests and a final research dissertation.

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UCAS code C609
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Entry requirements

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) but may not have achieved the appropriate grades to immediately join a BSc programme
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent).

Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition and Sports Science
  • Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Foundations of Sport Psychology and Coaching
  • Human Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Human Physiology and Training Principles
  • Sports Research Skills

Example Year 2 modules include: 

  • Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychological Factors in Sport: Individuals and Teams 
  • Sports Science Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Practical Delivery in Coaching and Teaching

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Applied Clinical and Exercise Physiology
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
  • Business Developments in Health Sciences
  • Sports Science Work Placement

After the course

This degree will prepare you for a career in both commercial and scientific settings. You’ll receive general scientific training and gain a range of transferable skills that will enable you to take a wide range of roles.

Our graduates have gone into roles in sports therapy at AFC Wimbledon and holistic training at Educogym.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course

Additional costs

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from 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.

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