Sport Science and Marketing BSc (Joint Hons)

* New course, subject to validation

UCAS CodeC6N5
QualificationBSc (Joint Hons)
Duration3 years
Study modeFull-time
Typical offer112 UCAS Tariff points

About this Course

Students on this broad ranging course will not only discover the science behind sport performance and the health benefits of physical activity and exercise but will also gain an insight into marketing management.

You may be interested in working with elite athletes to help improve their performance or want a better understanding of how science can be applied to sport to improve your coaching or teaching ability. You may want to develop your understanding of exercise as a medicine for people with health problems or want to promote the benefits of physical activity and exercise. Perhaps you are more interested in working in a marketing role within a sporting or health related business. This broad ranging course is uniquely designed to help you achieve these goals.

Drawing on 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on offering many ‘hands on’ experiences in the laboratory or the sport coaching environment. This and our research-led curriculum, covering core Sport Science topics of physiology, psychology and biomechanics, will give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in the expanding exercise and sport market. With the addition of our sport and exercise specific employability programs and placements you have the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd with a degree from one of the ‘original’ schools of sport science in the UK with a marketing element from Bangor Business School.

The Marketing element of the course will enable you to develop skills and knowledge in key strategic and operational aspects of marketing, and you’ll gain an awareness of the external marketing environment with a particular insight into the sporting business sector in its many guises.

The main aims of the Sports Science and Marketing degree in relation to sports science are:

  • To provide students with a sport science focus to their studies;
  • To develop the capability of students to acquire and express a dynamically-changing theoretical perspective of sport science which is supported by a current evidence-based understanding of the area;
  • To provide students with the intellectual and practical (laboratory/testing) skill that will enable them to ask relevant questions in sport science and apply appropriate research skills to the answering of those questions;
  • To develop students’ skills to be able to engage effectively at a personal level, and with others, in the sport science sector;
  • To enable students to recognise how they might apply their academic and practical skills to sensitively work within the wider global and culturally diverse community, developing their capabilities through new experiences.

The main aims of the degree in relation to marketing are:

  • The development of specialised knowledge and skills across a broad range of marketing applications, including brand management and loyalty, customer service, public relations, market research, consumer behaviour, marketing psychology and advertising strategy.
  • The study of organisations, their management and the changing external global and culturally diverse environment in which they operate. The programme of study covers a wide range of organisations, including public, private and not-for-profit, together with a comprehensive range of sizes and organisational structures.
  • The development of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and sensitive ethical principles in other specialist functional areas of business and managerial decision making, including business planning, corporate strategy, human resource management, organisational structure and design, and financial and risk management.
  • The development of improved self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduates with the potential to progress into professional careers in business, management or marketing. This includes the encouragement of positive and critical attitudes towards change and enterprise.
  • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. This includes the development and enhancement of a range of general transferable intellectual and study skills, which whilst being highly appropriate to careers in business, management and marketing, are not exclusive to these career choices.

Course Content

Bangor University for me was in the perfect location for my degree choice, with a great reputation in the industry.

Kirsty Lea Poppy Palmer
Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) BSc (Hons)

What will you study on this course?

Year 1 of the course is all compulsory modules to give you a good grounding in sports science and marketing with optional modules in years 2 and 3 offering you the chance to focus on the elements of sport and management that interest you most. Students will choose optional modules from both sport science and marketing options.

Year 1

Modules cover areas including:

  • Practical Research Skills
  • Conducting Successful Research
  • Human Physiology
  • Psychomotor Behaviour
  • Principles of Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Tutorials in Marketing

Year 2

Core Modules cover areas including:

  • Research Methods
  • Project Proposal
  • Marketing Communication
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Research

Optional modules relating to sport science cover areas including:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Psychology of Sport Performance
  • Applied Sport Psychology

Optional modules relating to marketing cover areas including:

  • Marketing of Services
  • Business Information Systems

Year 3

Core Modules cover areas including:

  • A Research Project or Dissertation
  • Customer Insight Project
  • Issues & Trends in Marketing
  • e-Marketing

Optional modules relating to marketing cover areas including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Marketing
  • Brand Management

Optional modules relating to sport science cover areas including:

  • Stress and Performance
  • Research in Psych Skills
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Disability, Sport and Rehabilitation
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Sport Science of Elite Performance  
  • Environmental Physiology Extremes
  • Exercise for Clinical Populations        
  • Biochemistry of Exercise

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

This Sports Science and Marketing degree will equip graduates with the opportunity to pursue an academic or professional career in Sport and Exercise Science. Graduates will be in a position to pursue Accredited Sports Scientist status with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Due to the specific skills and knowledge gained during the degree, graduates will be in a good position to pursue careers in the fitness and health industries.  For those not wishing to take a sport science career route, graduates are expected to obtain employment in a variety of careers in consumer, business-to-business and non-profit marketing, particularly in businesses related to sport or health. As data handling, marketing communications and marketing management activities expand, marketing related graduates are expected to remain in high demand from employers. Some graduates from this programme are also expected to pursue careers in other business and management-related functions.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this degree have extensive research links with external bodies and companies, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter.

Employability and the Bangor Business School

As a multidisciplinary School spanning everything from Accounting and Finance to Business and Management, Bangor Business School offers a variety of programmes to meet any career aspiration. If you are undecided on your career path, the flexibility of our programmes enables you to try out different modules and subject areas to work out what appeals to your personal tastes and ambitions.

Extensive links with industry

Our staff have extensive links with industry, being at the top of their fields for research, widely published in books and leading journals and even conducting high level consultancy work for leading organisations such as the World Bank and the UK Treasury. This means that no matter what you go on to after graduating, you will leave Bangor with a degree that is current, relevant and in sync with the latest developments in the business and financial industries.

Employers

Examples of the employment found by some of our recent graduates include:

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Executive Support Co-ordinator
The Co-Operative

Banker
Bank of Valletta (Malta)

Trainee Accountant
Chantrey Vellacott

Management Consultant
EY (USA)

Trainee Accountant
Hill & Roberts

Senior Marketing Manager
HSBC (Malta)

Associate in Audit
PwC

Branch Manager
Piraeus Bank Greece

Marketing Executive
Celebrity Cruises

Vice President
Royal Bank of Scotland (Belgium)

Junior Account Manager
Level Marketing

Marketing Assistant
Aqua Marketing

HR Admin Assistant
Wylfa Power Station

Project Manager
Bangor University

Trainee Paraplanner
Heritage Financial Solutions

Retail Banking Trade Sector Adviser
HMRC

Procurement Officer
Anglesey County Council

Senior Manager (Portfolio Management)
Lloyds Banking Group

HM Inspector of Taxes
HMRC

Alumni Relations and Fund Raising Officer
Dar Al-Hekma University

Trainee Financial Manager
Nottinghamshire County Council

Head of Global Corporates
Barclays (South Africa)

Bangor Business Society

Working closely with academic staff, Bangor Business Society aims to facilitate learning experiences for students from all years to build on what is learnt in the classroom and to enhance their CVs. It also arranges visits to graduate fairs, which are an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers.

Find out more about Bangor Business Society at the Serendipity Fair during Welcome Week.

Undergraduate Internship Scheme

Bangor University’s Undergraduate Internship Scheme provides opportunities for undergraduate students to gain paid, graduate level work experience in the University's Academic Schools and Service Departments. The nature of the roles can vary from marketing, web design and student engagement projects, to research project support, field work or data management.

Opportunities at Bangor

The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.

The Bangor Employability Award (BEA) and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The Bangor Employability Award enables students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their university life. Students can gain points towards the award through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, attending workshops or actively participating in the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies.

The HEAR is a final graduation report that all undergraduates receive. The report itemises all academic achievements and additional extra and co-curricular achievements. Academic achievements appear on the report automatically and students are able to note their eligible activities by using the online platform ‘My Employability Hub’. This ensures that future employers are made aware of the additional skills the student has gained outside of the curriculum.

The Award is open to everyone and taking part in the scheme can make a major difference to your performance in the graduate job market.

Internships

Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.

Internships offer valuable experience in a professional workplace and there are a range of internships you can get involved in.

Student Volunteering

Not only is volunteering worthwhile – it also improves your employability and widens your experience.

The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office (SVB) which currently contributes a total of 600 hours each week, promoting a close relationship between the university and the local community. Find out more on the Student Volunteering pages of the Bangor Student’s Union website.

TARGETconnect - Working while you Study

The Skills and Employability Service offers support to students searching for employment during and after their studies.

    TARGETconnect advertises the following opportunities:

  • Graduate jobs – Local, National and International
  • Full-time, part time, permanent and temporary jobs
  • Work experience / internships
  • Voluntary opportunities

Entry Requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Sports Leaders UK: Higher Sports Leadership qualifications
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • General Studies not accepted

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

For 2019 entry:

  • 128-112 tariff points from a level 3* qualification. All subjects except General Studies considered. GCSE Maths and English at C grade (or equivalent) are required*Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com. 
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

More information

Home/EU students and International UCAS applicants

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717 

International students (non-UCAS applicants)

Email to International Admissions: internationaladmissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course Costs

Home/EU Student Tuition Fees (2019–20 & 2020–21)
  • Full time: £9,000 per year
  • Part time: £750 per 10 credits

International Student Tuition Fees

When coming to University, you will have two main costs, Tuition Fees and Living Costs.

There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:

Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:

  1. Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
  2. Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
  3. Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.

How to Apply

How to apply through UCAS

Apply online via UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.

Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.

The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.

The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.

Your Personal Statement

Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.

To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.

Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.

After you’ve applied

You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.

You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.

International Student?

If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.

As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can:

Erasmus student?

We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.

The University’s International Exchanges Office is responsible for welcoming these students.

Confused about your next steps?

Take a look at our Going to University website for information and advice on getting ready for university.

Further Information

Contact us

Have a look at this page for a list of reasons why you should choose Bangor University to study this course.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Admissions
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Tel: 01248 388256
E-mail: sport@bangor.ac.uk 
www.bangor.ac.uk/sport

Why study at Bangor Business School?

  • We’re ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014).
  • Our top researchers teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students are therefore taught by academic staff who are pushing back the frontiers of research and who will share in lectures their latest findings.
  • We enjoy an international reputation for research in Banking, Finance, Financial Economics and Econometrics.
  • Major text books and articles published in top academic journals have been written by our staff. See our individual staff pages for further details.
  • Our staff have conducted major project and consultancy work for a range of organisations, e.g. the World Bank, the European Commission, the UK Treasury.
  • With support funding from the European Union, local government and the Welsh Assembly Government, we opened a world-class £14 million Management Centre, which delivers high quality management and professional training for North Wales and furtherafield.
  • Our alumni have held senior positions in public and private organisations worldwide, from Deutsche Bank to No. 10 Downing Street.
  • We were the first UK university to offer an MBA in Banking and Finance.

Studying at Bangor

Rated Gold for teaching

We have been awarded a Gold rating, the highest rating possible, for the standarad of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities (excluding specialist institutions) for student satisfaction. This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Enjoy a university experience that’s amongst the best in the UK

The guaranteed accommodation, student support, low cost of living and stunning location all contribute towards this.

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme.

Award-winning clubs and societies!

Our clubs and societies have been named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.

Unrivalled location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea - has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Bangor is the most affordable place in the UK to be a student (TotalMoney 2019).

Investment in facilities

Benefit from continued investment in facilities and services – with Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.

Guaranteed accommodation in award-winning halls of residence

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation has been named the best in the UK at the 2018 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

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