BSc (Hons) Sport Science at Manchester Metropolitan University

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

  • This course has been endorsed by the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences (BASES), ensuring that graduates are prepared for entry into employment within sport and exercise science
  • Flexible assignment deadlines to fit around your other commitments.

  • 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 study physiology, biomechanics and psychology throughout the course and you will be encouraged to consider how to combine knowledge from these disciplines to enhance sports performance, health and wellbeing. The course has three option strands which will allow you to study units focused on coaching, sports injury or motor control. The course has a strong practical and applied philosophy and therefore involves a large proportion of practical laboratory experience.

In Years 2 and 3 you will be able to direct your studies towards a Sport and Exercise Science degree or an Exercise and Sport Science degree by selecting the corresponding route at the end of Year 1.

“It’s also allowed me to gain the skills to read literature, gather evidence and be able to think critically when I am looking to apply scientific principles to the athletes I work with. Being able to simplify complex areas, such as exercise physiology, and communicate back to coaches and athletes certainly comes from my time at Manchester Met.”

Andrew Wiseman, Head of Performance for the Utah Royals FC and course alumni

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.

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. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the course have gone on to a range of roles including support or coaching roles in elite sport, up-skilled in professions such as Personal Training or undertaken further study to become a Physiotherapist or a P.E. teacher.

The creation of the UK and National Sports Institutes, the release of National Lottery funds to National Governing Bodies to fund World-Class Performance Plans, the Health of the Nation strategy, the growth of exercise-based GP referral schemes and the London 2012 Olympic Games is expected to generate a range of vocational demands for which this course will offer preparation.

91%* of leisure, exercise and sports science graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.

*Source: DLHE survey 2009 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Further Information and contact details

  • Visit the Manchester Met website: click here
  • For further information you can find the University’s contact details here.
  • Read profiles of current students and alumni here.