Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) - BSc (Hons) 

Course Overview

This course is only open to medical students in the UK who have passed their first three years of medical school (intermediate). It is not a ‘top-up’ course.

Course Content

By undertaking this degree, you will integrate with students on the final year of the ‘BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science’ degree and have the opportunity to work in the challenging sports and exercise environment, within first class sports science laboratories and sports facilities.

You will study:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • A choice of either Exercise Psychology or Sport Psychology
  • For an Independent Project in one or more of these three subject areas

Career Potential

Upon successful completion of their medical degree, successful graduates from this course could work in sport and exercise medicine, for example with elite athletes, national teams and squads or be involved in health promotion activities within a local authority or health care trust.

Graduates will also be in an ideal position to undertake the ‘MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine’ degree at the Cardiff School of Sport or to register on the recently approved Certificate for Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have passed, at their first attempt, their intermediate medical studies. Applicants must also have the approval of their current Medical School.

Key Facts

UCAS Code(s): C605

Campus: Cyncoed

School: Cardiff School of Sport

Course Length: One year full-time

Course work, examinations and a 10,000 word dissertation. You may be required to undertake work on research methods in the summer before the course starts.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at

For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Selection Procedure:
In the first instance, you are advised to contact the course director. An application should then be made through UCAS. Please note that although the UCAS 'Equal Consideration' deadline is January 15th, applications are still considered right up to the start of the programme.

Tuition Fees and Additional Costs:
For up to date information on tuition fees and additional costs relating to this programme please refer to and

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6010 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Michael G Hughes:
Tel: 029 2020 5812

See Also:
Cardiff School of Sport Website
A Brief Guide to Intercalated Degrees