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BSPER
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Science of Sport Performance

Science of Sport Performance

Science of Sport Performance

This course is also available with an integrated foundation year. Apply using UCAS code C619. Find out more here
International Scholarships available

Overview

Immerse yourself in the science of sport to help develop the high-performance athletes of today and tomorrow.

Through a combination of theory and practical-based learning, you will develop your expertise in the interdisciplinary sciences of sport performance, drawing on disciplines including biomechanics, nutrition, physiology and psychology. Your studies will allow you to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in sport performance.

You will advance your practical and research techniques and have the confidence to use performance-measuring equipment and technologies in order to evaluate athletes at all stages of their development. Studying performance approaches within individual and team contexts will allow you to apply these models to virtually any sport.

You will engage in authentic work-related learning and practical placements in multiple sport settings. As you apply your knowledge, you will refine your self-awareness, becoming a sport performance practitioner capable of understanding and responding to your clients’ individual needs so they can achieve their performance objectives while also maintaining or enhancing their health and wellbeing needs.

Plus Icon What is an integrated foundation year?
We are offering nine of our sport degrees with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on one of our sports degree programmes, the foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our University.
Plus Icon What you will study
During the foundation year, you will study four sport-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our nine routes, from sport development and social sciences to coaching and lifelong health.

Two additional modules will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.
Plus Icon How long is the course?
Most undergraduate degree programmes require three years of full-time study. A foundation year integrated with one of our undergraduate degree programmes will require four years of full-time study. Alternatively, you could study the course part-time over eight years.
Plus Icon How to apply
You will apply for your course through UCAS, using the individual UCAS codes detailed. The first year of each course will follow the model detailed here. From your second year, you will study your chosen degree programme. Click on the links below to find out more about each of the nine undergraduate courses. 
Plus Icon Your future

Our sports courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Visit the careers section on each course page to find out more about the future your chosen route could lead you into. Our dedicated Employment Team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you enhance your employability skills. You can read more about their services on our careers site.

As a student in the Carnegie School of Sport, you will be able to draw on 20 years of expertise in delivering sport education programmes.

This course is one of the few undergraduate programmes in the UK that focuses on using multi and interdisciplinary science to augment performance in a range of client groups.

Alongside your studies, you will be able to apply for professional development opportunities through the school’s new internship programme, offering work experience and valuable networking opportunities that could help you to secure your first professional role after graduation.

Your studies will be bolstered by a rich sporting infrastructure here at Leeds Beckett. During all three years of study, you will be provided with a wide range of work-based learning opportunities. These may involve providing support to student athletes competing at BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) level, or being immersed in real-world placements with professional organisations and partners such as Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Rhinos, or Perform Group.

Representatives from our sporting partners will serve as guest assessors on the course, evaluating your development as a sport performance practitioner and ensuring your learning experience is as authentic as possible.

You will also have the opportunity to gain additional experience and qualifications through vocational involvement with our university’s Sport & Active Lifestyles schemes that provide fitness, physical activity, and coaching programmes for our staff and students.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Bursaries / scholarships available
  • Expert careers service
  • Placements
  • Real-life projects
  • Specialist facilities
  • TEF Silver Award
  • University accommodation
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Entry Requirements

80
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 80 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

26 points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 80 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

26 points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Laura Carey

Careers

Laura Carey
Network Performance Psychologist sportscotland institute of sport

MSc Sport & Exercise Science

“I help athletes and coaches prepare for and perform at competitions. The theory combined with the practical experience I gained on my placement with a Sport Psychologist from the English Institute of Sport and the Leeds City Diving Team, helped me develop the skills required to support athletes, teams and coaches.

Teaching and learning

 
Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
42%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
15%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
43%
Core Modules
Human Movement

Psychophysiological Responses to Exercise for Performance

Nutrition & Biochemistry for Sport & Exercise

Young Athlete Development

Profiling Sport Performance

Personal, Professional & Academic Development in Sport Performance

Overall workload
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384 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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816 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
25%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
45%
Core Modules
Biomechanics & Performance Analysis

Psychosocial Development for Elite Sport Performance

Investigate the role of food and nutrition in health, sport and exercise throughout the life span. You will apply your knowledge of nutrition to specific populations whilst developing the skills required for the assessment and interpretation of nutritional intake and status.

The Developing Strength & Conditioning Coach

Science of Physiological Adaptations

Employability in Sport Performance

Overall workload
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290 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
910 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
14%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
66%
Core Modules
Adapting Performance Environments

Analysing Sport Performance

Undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study.

Option modules may include:
The Advanced Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Performance Analyst

The Performance Lifestyle Advisor

Develop a critical understanding of the differing demands of athletic events and learn how this knowledge influences the approach to performance evaluation and monitoring.

Explore how psychological and ethical principles inform interventions for individual performers and sports teams.

Neuromuscular Aspects of Skilled Performance

Creating Positive Performance Environments

Drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance, you will explore the nature and challenges of engagement with different kinds of Boards and stakeholders.

Critically apply your knowledge and skills to examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of nutritional status.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
Clock icon
288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
42%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
15%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
43%
Core Modules
Human Movement

Psychophysiological Responses to Exercise for Performance

Nutrition & Biochemistry for Sport & Exercise

Young Athlete Development

Profiling Sport Performance

Personal, Professional & Academic Development in Sport Performance

Overall workload
Clock icon
384 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
816 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
25%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
45%
Core Modules
Biomechanics & Performance Analysis

Psychosocial Development for Elite Sport Performance

Investigate the role of food and nutrition in health, sport and exercise throughout the life span. You will apply your knowledge of nutrition to specific populations whilst developing the skills required for the assessment and interpretation of nutritional intake and status.

The Developing Strength & Conditioning Coach

Science of Physiological Adaptations

Employability in Sport Performance

Overall workload
Clock icon
290 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
910 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
14%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
66%
Core Modules
Adapting Performance Environments

Analysing Sport Performance

Undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study.

Option modules may include:
The Advanced Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Performance Analyst

The Performance Lifestyle Advisor

Develop a critical understanding of the differing demands of athletic events and learn how this knowledge influences the approach to performance evaluation and monitoring.

Explore how psychological and ethical principles inform interventions for individual performers and sports teams.

Neuromuscular Aspects of Skilled Performance

Creating Positive Performance Environments

Drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance, you will explore the nature and challenges of engagement with different kinds of Boards and stakeholders.

Critically apply your knowledge and skills to examine conditions and situations that impose nutritional challenges to the maintenance of nutritional status.

Dr Emily Williams
Dr Emily Williams
Senior Lecturer
Dr Emily Williams is a Senior Lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. She is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research and applied teaching within the areas of sports physiology and the interdisciplinary nature of the psychophysiological mechanisms of sports performance and fatigue. Emily’s PhD in sport physiology at Edge Hill University investigated the complex mechanisms involved in athletes’ pacing strategies, exploring the use of deceptive manipulations to increase the understanding of physiological and perceptual responses during sports performance.
The opportunity to learn a dynamic and informative applied science degree, gaining insights into practitioner roles and acquiring placement opportunities, is an exciting prospect for students wishing to work within sport performance environments!
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of laboratory equipment, including specialist sport and exercise science facilities and the Carnegie Research Institute

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear 
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to sport and fitness facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Active Beckett PLUS membership costs £90 per year. Other levels of membership are also available)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 2020/21 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of laboratory equipment, including specialist sport and exercise science facilities and the Carnegie Research Institute

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear 
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135.)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen.)
  • The British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) access to membership and annual student conference 
    (Annual student membership costs £24 for a Direct Debit and £29 for non-Direct Debit. Price from April 2019.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 202021 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of laboratory equipment, including specialist sport and exercise science facilities and the Carnegie Research Institute

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear 
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135.)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen.)
  • The British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) access to membership and annual student conference 
    (Annual student membership costs £24 for a Direct Debit and £29 for non-Direct Debit. Price from April 2019.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our specialist sports science facilities include a human performance lab, a cardio-respiratory lab, blood sampling room for biochemical marker work, a full working physiology lab for monitoring athletes, a full body composition scanner and a nutrition laboratory.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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