Sport Studies - BSc (Hons)
The Sport Studies degree requires students to critically examine sport in its socio-cultural context. Sports culture is dynamic rather than fixed and requires scholars to develop critical thinking from a range of relevant perspectives. Students will continuously challenge their own preconceptions and guiding principles both as to the nature and purposes of modern sports cultures. This course has a strong humanities element and is particularly geared towards those who are interested in the place and role that sports play in contemporary society. The programme draws on historical, sociological and ethical perspectives to examine and understand the global appeal and cultural significance of sport. The Sport Studies degree offers an excellent opportunity to those interested in the study of the social, historical, political and ethical aspects of sport.
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Compulsory Modules (40 credits):
- Introduction to Personal Development Planning
- Introduction to the Research Process
- Sports Principles and Techniques
- Introduction to Sport Studies
- Sport in Society
Options (Choose 60 credits):
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology 
- Psychology of Sport and Exercise 
- Sport Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 
- Introduction to Coaching Science 
- Understanding Sport Management 
- Introduction to Sport Development 
- Introduction to Physical Activity, Health and Special Populations 
Compulsory Modules (60 credits):
- Personal Development Planning
- Research Process
- Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport 
- Ethics in Sport 
Options (Choose 20, 40 or 60 credits):
- Physical Activity, Health and Special Populations 
- Coaching Science 
- Sport Development in Practice 
- Sport & Ex Psychology 
(If 20 from above select 40 credits from):
(If 40 from above select 20 credits from):
- Entrepreneurship in Practice 
- Student Volunteering 
- Sport in Context 
- Collaboration for Sport Development 
- Operations Management of Sport 
- Sport Marketing 
- PE and Sport Pedagogy 
- Learning in Sport (10)
- Sport Techniques and Analysis (Games) [10 ]
- Sport Techniques & Analysis (Body Management) [10 ]
- Sport Techniques and Analysis, (Outdoor Activities) 
Compulsory Modules (100 credits):
- Independent Project
- Ethical Issues in Sport
- Sport and Culture
Options (Choose 20 credits from):
- Global Sport and Internationalisation
Two from ‘Analysis and Application’ (practical sport modules):
- Rugby Union
- Water Polo
- Outdoor Pursuits
- Health Related Exercise.
Sport studies graduates are sought after in a variety of career paths in sport related employment including: sports coaching, physical education, sports development, sports management, sports administration, sports media, and roles with national governing bodies. Our sports studies degree also prepares you for a position on the MA Sport, Body and Society at Cardiff Metropolitan University, as well as other post graduate taught and research degree studies within the university and at other higher education institutions.
Emphasis on high levels of literacy, critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills makes our graduates attractive to employers beyond the sports sector. Employers seeking graduates will look for many of the transferable skills that are gained on a humanities or social science degree. Students graduating from our Sports Studies degree are fully equipped for Graduate Employment Schemes and a broad range of jobs within the graduate sector.
Applicants should have a strong sporting profile, five GCSE passes including English Language and Maths at grade C or above plus:
- 280 points from at least 3 A Levels / Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction Distinction Merit to include 12 Distinctions overall within a relevant subject
- 280 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x B1 grades within a relevant subject (minimum grade C2 considered)
- Pass Access with 45 credits at Level 3 with 15 credits at Distinction within a relevant subject.
- 280 points from the Welsh Baccalaureate to include grades BB at A Level within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded, Core counted as fourth subject
- Qualifications equivalent to the above
If your qualification isn't listed above, please refer to the UCAS website.
For applicants only undertaking 2 A Levels / 12-unit BTEC or equivalent, other qualifications and sporting achievements will be considered.
Successful applicants will be invited to a Sport Specific Applicant Day as part of the application process. For more information about Sport Open and Applicant Days, please click here.
Successful applicants are expected to give first priority to the university sports teams throughout their undergraduate careers.
Applicants are advised not to make multiple applications for other undergraduate degree courses within the School of Sport, as applicants can change option.
UCAS Code(s): C601
School: Cardiff School of Sport
Course Length: Three years full-time
The School of Sport assessment strategies for each module varies to ensure that most appropriate method is used for that area of study. A module could be assessed completely via one coursework submission, whilst others could be assessed solely via one traditional unseen examination.
In practice however, the undergraduate modules are assessed primarily by a combination of varying types of coursework submissions and examinations. Students who wish to obtain an honours degree award will be expected to produce an independent project or enterprise project of not more than 10,000 words in the final year
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at http://www.ucas.com/. Part-time applications should be made direct to the university.
For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Selection is based on the receipt of a completed UCAS application and attendance to a Sport Applicant Day.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
Bursaries & Scholarships:
The university also offers a bursary and scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.
For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For course specific enquiries, please contact the School Administrator:
Tel: 029 2041 6591
Come and see us
If you’d like to find out more, then why not come and see us at one of our undergraduate Open Days. To book a place, click here.
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