Applied Sport Science for Performance

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

On the foundation year you will undertake modules that are provided across the Faculty of Science and Engineering for the pre-certificate stage, gaining a solid grounding in readiness for further study on the BSc itself. Modules will focus on Mathematics and Numeracy and Preparation for Learning in Higher Education, in addition to specific modules run by the Sport, Health and Exercise Science department.

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Foundation in Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Physiology and Psychology in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Science in Practice

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths Skills
  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation Maths A 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  20%  0%  80%
Y1  45%  33%  22%
Y2  30%  30%  40%
Final / Y3 MSc  9%  36%  55%
Final Msc  0%  45%  55%
FY  30%  28%  42%
Y1  45%  33%  22%
Y2  30%  30%  40%
Final / Y3 MSc  9%  36%  55%
Final MSc  0%  45%  55%

About the course

By its very nature, this degree is ‘hands-on’ in its approach and provides a distinct advantage over the purely classroom-based courses at other UK institutions. Delivered as an ‘all-inclusive’ programme, it provides a solid grounding in theory and academia before training you in the practical elements of working as a sports scientist - with the goal of enabling you to help athletes attain the highest level of physical performance in professional sport. Ultimately, the programme fosters your confidence to translate evidence into practice, and motivate athletes in various disciplines.

There are three course options available for studying Applied Sport Science for Performance at Hull. The foundation year option is ideal if your qualifications do not allow for direct entry on to the three-year BSc course. There is also a four-year Masters level study option which allows you to specialise in your chosen field in Year 4, and turns you into an exceptional performance-focused sports scientist.

We have close relationships with a number of sports teams including Hull KR, Hull City Tigers AFC, Bradford Bulls and other leading clubs - many of which are attracted to partnerships thanks to our leading-edge research activity and world-class labs (as well as the use of performance analysis innovations such as Prozone and GPS). This gives you the distinct advantage of working with practitioners and benefiting from real-world exposure. Such access also boosts your employability by giving you a head start in building a professional network of contacts.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Employability is a key area for the programme, with dedicated work placement opportunities. Your enhanced experience of studying on a longer Masters pathway will increase chances of employment and give you the real life skills needed to practice at the very highest level.

There is a growing demand in elite sports environments for applied practitioners that have professional skills to undertake analyses and deliver Sport Science for Performance enhancement.

This is a focused pathway into Applied Sport Science equipping you with the practical skills for a growing market. The programme is underpinned by strong relations with a wide variety of community and health to ensure you are offered a wide range of formal, informal and voluntary placement opportunities throughout you time with us.