BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Human Performance) (Top-Up)

BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Human Performance) (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: C606 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 11/09/2023    
UCF University of Surrey


About the course

Convert your foundation degree or HND to a full honours degree with our sport science top-up. This honours degree programme will allow you to delve deeper into the world of sport science and aims to further develop your research skills and professional practice. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey. 

Course highlights:

  • Will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter a variety of rewarding careers in sport and sport science, from teaching and training to management 
  • Can provide a route into careers related to sport science, such as a nutritionist, sport and exercise psychologist and more 
  • Top-up degree awarded by the University of Surrey 
  • Our fully equipped gym and sport science laboratory means you can study sport, human performance and exercise onsite and in a modern setting 
  • The programme of study has been designed so that graduates can progress directly into a working environment or continue in education 
  • Previsou guest lecturers have included strength and conditioning coach for UK Badminton and practicing sport psychologists 

Why study this course with us?

During this hands-on degree you will learn practical, workplace-based skills in our gym and laboratory. From anatomy and physiology, to understanding diet and nutritional analysis, this course will enable you to engage with the world of sports science.  

The focus of the honours programme is to ensure that graduates further develop their research skills and professional practice in human performance conditioning and sport science. This course also gives you the opportunity to gain extra qualifications in gym instruction and personal training, approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).  

Modules on the programme are further enriched by guest lecturers working in the industry, such as the strength and conditioning coach for UK Badminton and a guest visit from the senior coach for Harlequins rugby team Adam Bishop. 


Who is this programme for?

This top-up degree is suited to those with a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject who are looking to take their qualification to the next level. It may also be possible for you to join this course following relevant professional qualifications and/or experience in the workplace. Whether it is nutritional strategies or exercise and performance psychology, this course will give you the opportunity to learn and explore each sector in-depth.  

What will I study?

This course will provide you with a stimulating and intellectually challenging programme of study, designed to reflect the changes in this exciting and adaptive industry. Studies include anatomy and physiology relating to sport and exercise science, diet and nutritional analysis, psychology of exercise behaviour, and sports’ performance and health issues. 



UK and Channel Islands £8000
EU and International £9,250

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

This top-up degree is taught over one-year, full-time. Modules are taught in a variety of ways, from laboratory classes and exercise studio and gym workshops, to individual and group project work and case study analysis.

What modules are covered?

  • Teaching Physical Education
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Work Placement & Project Management
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise and Conditioning for Speical Populations
  • Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

The assessment methods used in this programme have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
  • Practical demonstrations
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways: 

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.  
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge.  
  • You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). 
  • Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows. 

UCAS Code - C606 

Institution Code - F66 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods used on this programme include assessed practical work and practical demonstrations, coursework and assignments, formative assessment through assignment work feedback and formal examination. 

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Foundation Degree or equivalent at Level 5 passed with an average weighting of 50% or above. 

Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above. 

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with our applications. IELTS 6.5 is required to be accepted onto this course.  

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