Year 1 is a common course year, which will introduce you to the core concepts of sports science, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and sport and exercise psychology.
In addition, you’ll be introduced to the foundations of physiology and cardio-respiratory physiology. This year is a great opportunity to develop your skills around your interests and your practical and theoretical skills. This is supported by professional and academic skills modules, where there are opportunities to take coaching awards or short work placements.
In Year 2 you’ll continue to specialise, with compulsory modules in exercise biochemistry and exercise physiology in sport, health and disease.
During the first two years, you’ll also develop your communication and interpersonal skills by undertaking additional experiences outside university, including coaching awards.
In Year 3, you’ll choose a core theme to specialise in and undertake a research project on a topic of your choice; modules available include advanced exercise physiology and exercise prescription for health and disease.
You’ll graduate with a broad base of transferable skills ideal for the graduate job market.
Integrated Masters (MSci)
In Year 3 of the MSci you’ll study compulsory and optional modules from the BSc alongside preparing for Masters-level study in your final year.
In Year 4 you’ll take sport science Masters topics, but your main focus will be on an extended research project in your area of interest. Recent examples include:
Markers of cardiac electrical instability in athletes or aged individuals – differences and similarities
Vascular shear in exercise: the impact of differing exercise intensities
Does dietary nitrate supplementation enhance cycling performance?
A comparison of eccentric and concentric exercise as a stimulus for cardiovascular training.
The experience and skills offered by this project will place you in a very strong position for a career in research, as well as a number of other graduate careers.
Find out more about choosing between an integrated Masters and a BSc degree
Details of typical modules/components for this course will be published on May 1st. These may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. On this course you broaden your learning through core and/or optional modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
You’ll have access to the very best learning resources and academic support during your studies. We’ve been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2017), demonstrating our commitment to delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
You’ll experience a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Your first and second years will focus on these three teaching methods, building your skills, understanding and knowledge in preparation for your final year research project, which will see you take on independent research and learning with the guidance of leading experts.
Across all years, additional workshop and seminar sessions will complement your lectures and lab practicals, and you will also undertake private study.
As a guide, a typical week in your first year includes nine to twelve hours of lectures, three to six hours of practical sessions in the laboratory, tutorials, workshop and seminar sessions, plus private study.
Independent study and research are also crucial to every year of the course. We have excellent library and computing facilities to support your learning, and the University Library offers training to help you make the most of them.
We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a broad range of skills. These include practical work, data handling and problem-solving exercises, multiple-choice tests, group work, online and face-to-face discussion groups, computer-based simulations, essays, posters and oral presentations.