Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Science at Manchester Met?

The course is designed for flexible distance learning, enabling you to complete your studies around your current role.

You’ll have access to online interactive learning materials, including specially created eBooks.

Learn in specialist surroundings of the Platt Lane Sports Complex during residential visits.

Exit awards available at CertHE, DipHE and BSc (Hons)

What you’ll learn

You will build your knowledge in a broad range of key areas, including coaching practice and techniques, sport history, sociology and development. This ensures students have a broad understanding of the sport landscape and a good understanding of current issues, all whilst developing your skills and knowledge as a coach and educator.

“It’s a new course, it’s innovative. The design is underpinned by employability at its very core. We’re essentially gearing it around two main strands, which is coaching and development. These are both really broad so its working across the sector in terms of performance analysis and what you might call specialist coaching units but also engaging with units that talk about sociology, about policy, and about the practical lived realities of those that are doing sport development out there in the community or in a more elite setting.”

Dr Chris Mackintosh, Programme Leader, BSc Sport: Coaching and Development

How you’ll learn

After an initial compulsory attendance at the induction, the course is taught mainly via distance learning. At Certificate and Diploma levels, there is one five-day mandatory residential at the Manchester campus. At BSc level, there are two mandatory residential visits; each an opportunity to meet your course tutors and fellow students and put the theory you’ve learned into practice, using the facilities at the University’s specialist Platt Lane Sports Complex.

Your distance learning experience will be taught and supported by specialist tutors, who work to understand your individual needs and challenges, working evenings and weekends to ensure they’re available when you’re studying. The learning materials include easily accessible eBooks, which include text, images, interactive tasks and video lectures and have been specially created by department staff. 

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the course you would be able to apply for roles including Community Coach, Performance Led Coach, Sport Development Officer, Charitable Trust Worker, or move into training as a P.E Teacher. 

Further Information and contact details

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