Study Sports Science

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. 

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What is Sports Science?

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).

When does this course start?

The next start date for this course is September 2021.

How long does the course take?

This is a standard three-year degree if you study full-time. A part-time option is available which will take five years.


Where is the University of Salford?

Studying at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometers of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city for two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offer an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.

If you're commuting, we have a train station that has direct links to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster, and Barrow-in-Furness. If you're looking to stay on campus, we're very proud to say that our Peel Park Quarter accommodation was recently voted the 2nd best student accommodation in the country by Student Hut. 


What are the entry requirements?

You must have five GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above including English Language, Maths and Science. You must also have A-Levels, BTEC or other equivalent qualifications that equate to 112 - 120 UCAS points including at least one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, PE, Sport Studies.




For full-time home students, the fee is £9,250. You can find out more information about paying for your degree with a student loan here

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For student perspectives, facilities tours and to meet the teaching staff, click here to visit our Sports Science hub.

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Why Study at Salford?


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).


You will benefit from our strong links with industry through placements, guest speakers, field trips, teaching in applied settings and other course engagement activities.


You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities including our world-class human performance laboratory, which is one of the best equipped in the country.


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.

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. 

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 or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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