BSc (Hons) Sports Studies

Are you passionate about a career in the sports and exercise sector? This Sports Studies degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this competitive industry.

You’ll acquire an understanding of several core sports, exercise and physical activity disciplines, including applied coaching and development practice, physiology, psychology, and physical education.

Your teaching and practical exercises will take place at USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, which is regularly used for training by public and professional sport teams.

There will also be opportunities to accumulate additional qualifications, such as United Kingdom Coaching Certificates (UKCC) that will enhance your employability.

Our USW sport vision is to create highly employable sports graduates through inspirational and professionally recognised courses. We link with many external partners to develop your employability skills and experiences.

What you will study

Take your first steps towards an exciting career in Sports coaching, Health, Sports Development or Teaching, the flexible programme will equip you with a range of essential sport industry skills from all of these areas.

Get the knowledge, skills and experience you need for a career in sport; if you are keen to engage in a practically oriented course with employability embedded throughout this is the course for you!!

The flexible programme allows you to experience a range of subjects in the first year and make informed choices about the modules you want to study in second and third year. Give...

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We have a range of facilities appropriate to your learning including state of the art facilities at our USW Sport Park where we have a large sports hall, teaching rooms, performance analysis suite and outdoor pitches, 3G and all weather surface.

Sport science labs including Exercise physiology and Biomechanics labs, and an environmental chamber

Learning resources at our campus libraries which house IT facilities, printing and books to support your studies.

Recreation centre on our main Treforest...

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Work and Study Placements

At USW we are proud of our work-based learning opportunities available and believe that as a Sports Studies student, you are unlikely to find another university who can offer you the same support in helping you to develop your employability skills. We have a Centre of Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport (CEELS) which demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our students are employable upon graduation. We have partnerships with over 50 sports organisations who offer work placements...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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