Year of entry
3 years, full time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600
School of Healthcare Science
This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.
Drawing upon the research and teaching expertise of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the School of Healthcare Science, this innovative new programme explores the interface between sport science and human structure and function, combining units of study in sport and human biology.
Based in Manchester with access to world-class teaching and research facilities, the programme will develop strong theoretical and practical knowledge of both subjects. You will gain a clear understanding of scientific investigation, develop an evidence-based approach in relation to sport science and human biology and explore current issues.
Your human biology studies will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of human function and structure, the causes of abnormalities in humans and the consequences of human action. This will be complemented by a rounded study of sport including the development of knowledge and skills appropriate to work environments in sport and physical activity.
In your final year, you will work more independently in areas of your choice and you will be encouraged to criticise, analyse and interpret information in your research or an applied project.
Your career prospects after the course
The UK is in what has been called the decade of sport, with a host of major international events including Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games as well as many world championship competitions.
This will continue to fuel opportunities for employment across the broad spectrum of the sport sector.
There has also been a significant shift in the way exercise and sport are seen as vehicles for improving the health and wellbeing of the population.
This will generate a range of new graduate employment opportunities for which these courses offer first class preparation.
There are various career paths for graduates of this discipline within sport governing bodies, clubs, organisations, schools, research centres, academic institutions, as well as hospitals and medical centres specialising in health, fitness and rehabilitation.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known