Our BSc (Hons) Sports Science degree

Running testing equipment - Sports Sciences at University of Salford

The sports science market is currently undergoing significant growth in the UK and has a wide range of career opportunities in areas including sports science support, sports development, health and fitness, coaching, teaching, postgraduate study and research. This course is designed to develop your skills in analysing and evaluating performance and providing interventions within the traditional (including exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition) and the contemporary sports science disciplines (such as performance analysis and strength and conditioning).

Missed our open days? Don't worry - if you apply to Salford, you'll be invited to an Applicant Visit Day. This may still be virtual, but it will aim to give you a feel of the campus, your chosen course and any facilities linked to it. Apply now via UCAS. You can also find more information about life at Salford at the bottom of this page. 

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Excellent Student Satisfaction Scores

This course has received positive feedback from students and graduates. In the most recent National Student Survey, this course received an overall satisfaction score of  94% (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data)

Industry-focused Learning

We have strong working links with top sports clubs in the north-west such as Sale Sharks, Salford Red Devils and Manchester Storm. The performance analysis strand has also allowed us to develop strong links with elite sporting clubs outside the north-west with opportunities to provide remote support for clubs up and down the country. You will have opportunities to conduct data collection for your final year research projects on these athletes.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities including our world-class human performance laboratory, which is one of the best equipped in the country and contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns.

We also have a separate physiological testing laboratory and fully equipped strength and conditioning suite, which includes an isokinetic dynamometer and portable force platforms.

Take a 360 tour of the facilities here

Tailor to your Interests

By the time you reach your third year of study, you'll probably have a good idea of which career pathway you'd like to pursue. This is why, in your third year, we give you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest. You will choose one from our three pathways and undertake specific modules, a placement and a dissertation that allow you to focus on the area you are interested in and will prepare you for life after university. 

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Next Steps

You can apply now via UCAS for September 2021. Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

To find out more detailed information about the course, please visit the course page.