Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Our Sport and Exercise degree will equip you to launch a career in this exciting field with:

  • in-depth academic knowledge
  • practical skills and experience.

You will gain experience from both laboratory and field work. Our Alpine Fieldwork module allows you to investigate the physical and physiological responses to sustained exercise.

We are one of the UK’s leading sport universities. We have a strong performance history, including producing Olympic medal winners. We have our own in-house Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Unit (CLEAR) and Human Performance Unit (HPU). This unit provides excellent hands-on experience and enhances employment prospects.

We maintain close links with local sports clubs, schools and the Oxford Sports Partnership. So there is plenty of scope for a varied range of work experience opportunities.

You will also have the ability to attain internationally recognised vocational qualifications by CIMSPA which demonstrate a practical ability that is vital in post-graduate employment.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology).

GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and Science. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

– Ability to demonstrate an interest in sport.
– If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.