Sport Science at Brunel is ranked second in London (The Complete University Guide 2018) and in the World Top 100 for Sports Subjects (QS Top Universities 2017).
The course is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice, inclusive practice and an appreciation of difference and diversity in varied learning communities. You will also develop your own personal confidence and competence in a range of movement contexts, informed by an understanding of the concept of physical literacy. You will also explore policy and issues relating to practice in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.
At Brunel we have some of the best university sports facilities in the UK. We have an international reputation for sporting excellence – some of the world's top athletes come to train on our campus. We also have great links with sporting bodies and companies with our academics leading the way in generating new knowledge in Sports Sciences.
Our world-class sporting facilities include a running track used by Usain Bolt, who told the BBC: â€œBrunel is awesome! We come here every summer and they really show us a lot of loveâ€. The facilities include an Indoor Athletic Centre with international standard 400m six-lane running track; a Sports Centre with squash, basketball and netball courts and climbing wall; and outdoor all- weather pitches and tennis courts.
We have strong links with sports personnel and organisations in the UK and worldwide. Opt for a sandwich course and you'll gain fantastic work experience on a placement with one of our partner organisations. Previous students have spent time at primary and secondary schools, Christ's Hospital, Leeds City College, Sussex County Cricket Club, Hays Personnel and Featherstone Rovers. Study abroad and you'll have the chance to apply to our American Exchange programme, spending a year at San Francisco State University.
Our staff have national and international reputations not only for their research and publications, but also their applied work. Many are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which enables them to work with high performance athletes from a wide variety of sports – and many of them do so.
Typical modules in year 1: Fundamentals of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Research & Learning Skills I, Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, Introduction Social Sciences of Sport, Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing, Synoptic study I.
Typical modules in year 2: Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching & Teaching Effectiveness, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing in the Lifecourse, Physical Literacy & Child Development, Research & Learning Skills II, Young People, Sport & Identity, Work-based Learning I, Pedagogy & Policy: Individual Needs, Synoptic Study II.
Typical modules in year 3: Major Project, Pedagogy and Policy: Critical Issues, Physical Literacy & the Learning Environment, Issues in Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing, Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles, Employability & Professional Development, Synoptic study III.
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Great staff and a mixed, international crowd of students and staff. The union offers plenty of great opportunities to volunteer and join societies that really help you experience new things and meet new people. The campus is really tight so everyone gets on and you’ll make loads of friends. Uxbridge is alright, campus wise, with Liquid and the Union doing most of your nights out and London an hour away on the train if you fancy the big city to do some shopping or the like.
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,400
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