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                                                            UK TOP 15                                                                               Sport and Exercise Science degree
                                                                                                                         UK TOP 10                  endorsed by The British Association of
                                                          SPORT AND                                                                                 Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
   04     WHY SPORTS SCIENCE?                           EXERCISE SCIENCE                                                  STUDENT
   06     CAREER SUPPORT                                  DEPARTMENT                             STRONG                 SATISFACTION
   08     STUDENT SUPPORT                                   (Times Good University              INDUSTRY
                                                                Guide 2020)
   10     SPORT AT SWANSEA                                                                        LINKS                      (NSS 2019)

   14     LOCATION
   18     ACADEMICS
   26     SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS                                                                                           TEACHING
   30     FAQS
                                                                                                                        STATE-OF-THE-ART                               RANKED 9TH
   31     HOW TO GET HERE
                                                                                                                         FACILITIES AND     THE HIGHEST                IN THE UK
                                                                                                                         LABORATORIES      AWARD (GOLD)                FOR RESEARCH
                                                                                                                          at the Swansea                               QUALITY
                                                                                                                                              for teaching
                                                                                                                          University Bay    excellence at UK
                                                                                                                                                                       (Times Good University
                                                                                                                                                                       Guide 2020)
                                                                                                                              Campus           universities

The following message contains some very                     fees may become necessary due to legitimate staffing,
important information. Please read it before                 financial, regulatory and academic reasons. We will
you use this prospectus.                                     endeavour at all times to keep any changes to a minimum    BAY CAMPUS                                         RANKED 7TH
                                                             and to keep prospective students informed appropriately.
This guide was printed in the Spring of 2020. It contains    Any changes to the information contained in this guide
                                                                                                                                           of our graduates are in a
                                                                                                                                           graduate level job (DLHE)
                                                                                                                                                                         for Graduate Prospects
information on programmes that Swansea University            will be updated quarterly.
intends to run for students who are planning to start                                                                                                                        IN THE UK
university in the autumn of 2021 and 2022. We                Undergraduate:
have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the         on the online course pages at                                                                               (The Guardian University
information provided is both helpful and accurate as at                          RANKED 61ST IN THE WORLD                      League Table 2020)
the date of publication. However, some changes, for
example to programmes, study location, facilities or                                                                          by CEOWorld Magazine (2019)
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      Why Sport and Exercise Science?
                                                                                      SCIENCE IS THE
                            ARE YOU
                                                                                       ONE HUMAN
     Understanding                                             Making a
     the psychology                                           difference to
      of health and      INTERESTED IN?                       how people

         exercise                                                  live

                                                                                       T H AT I S T R U LY

           and/or                                        How exercise
           playing                                        can impact
            sport        The elite         How health      on health
                       performance           is viewed
                       environment          in society
                                                                                        THE BODY OF

                                SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE IS THE RIGHT
                                                                                   POSITIVE KNOWLEDGE
                                                                                      IS TRANSMITTED
                                          COURSE FOR YOU

                                                                                    F R O M G E N E R AT I O N

  of graduates in
   work or study
                           PEOPLE EMPLOYED

                         164,713 £20,447
                            ACROSS THE UK
                                                         AVERAGE GRADUATE
                                                                                      T O G E N E R AT I O N

 within 6 months of         (IBIS World Sports Club –
 graduating (DLHE)           Market Research 2020)
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                                                                 Our vision for
                                                              employability is to equip our
                                                                                               Asthma UK Centre
                                                                                               for Applied Research
                                                                                                                                 BRITISH CYCLING
                                                              Sport and Exercise Science
                                                              graduates with the ability to                                      British Bobsleigh
                                                              address challenges of the
                                                              future, leading to fulfilling    British Swimming ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT Play Wales
                                                              and notable careers.             International Centre for Sport Security Hockey Wales
                                                              Professional and capable,
We are committed to
ensuring that our students
                                 Our support includes:        they will demonstrate the
                                                              value of having a Swansea
are provided with the best
level of employability support
                                 • Annual Careers Fair
                                 • Weekly Graduate Employer
                                                              University Sport and
                                                              Exercise Science degree
                                                                                               Olympic Committee                  COLLABORATION
                                                                                                                                  WITH INDUSTRY
from day one of their degree       Presentations              as the backbone to a             Novo-Nordisk    INTERNATIONAL
with us.                                                      rewarding career.                                TENNIS
                                 • CV Guidance                                                 NSPCC CHILD     FEDERATION
                                 • Mock Interviews
We have a dedicated                                                       Dr Gavin Bunting,                                       The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at
Employability Team within        • Summer Placement Support                                    IN SPORT UNIT
                                                                   Director of Employability                                      Swansea University has strong and established
the School, whose role it
is to continuously provide
                                 • Alumni Networking
                                                                 in the School of Sport and
                                                                           Exercise Sciences
                                                                                               Rugby           DEPARTMENT OF
                                                                                                                                  links with a large variety of local, national, and
                                                                                                                                  international organisations.
opportunities for our students
to improve their skills and
                                                                                               Football        EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                  These links have inspired developments in our
                                                                                                               HEALTHY SCHOOLS
find their perfect career                                                                                      NETWORK AND        research and student curriculum, and allow us to
post graduation.                                                                                               SPORT WALES
                                                                                                                                  engage with external bodies in a number of ways:
                                                                                               SPORT WALES                        • Collaborative research funding bids
                                                                                               DIABETES UK ABMU                   • Exchange and training of research staff
                                                                                                                                  • Collaborative use of specialist equipment
                                                                                               Leadership Trust Hywel Dda         • Advisory and consultancy service
                                                                                               QUINTIC CONSULTANCY LIMITED
                                                                                                        UK Anti-Doping Department of HealthNational Institute for Health
                                                                                                                                           and Clinical Excellence

                                                                                               Swansea City AFC                    Welsh Rugby Union
                                                                                                UK Sport UK ATHLETICS                                         COMMANDO JOES

                                                                                               UNESCOUNODC                        GP SOLUTIONS                ENGINEERING

                                                                                               WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY
                                                                                                                                      Local Health Boards
                                                                                                                                                  City and County of Swansea
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STUDENT SUPPORT,                                                  ACADEMIC OFFICE HOURS

                                                                  All teaching staff have
TEACHING & LEARNING                                               designated office hours

                                                                                                School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
                                                                  during the week. Students
Providing the best student experience possible is of the utmost   are encouraged to drop in
importance to us at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences,    to discuss lecture content,
and we have well-established systems and support staff in place   request assignment
in order to facilitate this.                                      feedback, or to raise
                                                                  any academic issues
                                                                  that they have.
 PROGRAMME                         PROGRAMME

 Each student is assigned          New students in Y1 will        COLLEGE PEER MENTOR
 a Personal Academic               have the opportunity to sign   COORDINATOR
 Mentor (previously known          up as a mentee of a student
                                                                  Your College Peer Mentor
 as a Personal Tutor), with        from Y2-3, who they can
                                                                  Coordinator is your
 whom they meet throughout         meet several times in the
                                                                  gateway to accessing
 the year in a series of           year for informal support
                                                                  advice and guidance
 compulsory individual and         and guidance.
                                                                  during your studies here
 group sessions. Personal                                         at the School of Sport and
 Academic Mentors are                                             Exercise Sciences. You can
 an individual contact for                                        reach them via Reception
 every student, and they are                                      in the Engineering Central
 there to provide support,         ONLINE RESOURCES
                                                                  building, between 10am-
 encouragement, and help           The Student Intranet, MyUni    12pm and 2pm-4pm
 for the students to achieve       and Blackboard online          on Monday, Tuesday,
 their academic potential.         pages are regularly updated    Thursday, Friday, and 1pm-
                                   with relevant resources,       3pm on Wednesday.

                                   including: lecture notes,
 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES           assignment/exam results
                                   and feedback, careers event    SUPPORT CAFES

 A Student Representative          information and graduate
 is elected from each              job opportunities.             Open to all Sport and
 programme for each year                                          Exercise Science students.
 of study to provide the                                          We run cafés in Maths,
 feedback and views of the                                        Software, Science, and
 student body on a range                                          Writing.
 of topics to academic and
                                  FIND OUT MORE
 support staff at the monthly
 Student-Staff Forums.            Check out our student guide at:
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            at Swansea                                                THE WELSH VARSITY CUP MATCH


          Our £20 million Sports Village is home to:

      • Wales National Pool 50m     • Multi-purpose Sports Hall
        and 25m ‘warm-up’ pools     • International Athletics Track
      • Fully-equipped UniGym       • Rugby/Football/Cricket/
      • Indoor Training Centre        Lacrosse Pitches
                                                                            Swansea v Cardiff is the biggest
                                                                           student sports event – and grudge
      • Climbing Wall               • Tennis Courts
                                                                            match – in Wales. Whether you
      • Physiology Suite and        • All Weather Astro Pitches
        Sports Massage Facilities                                           fancy being in the stands, in the
                                                                              cheerleading squad or even
                                                                                part of the scrum, it’s an
                                                                                    unmissable date.
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     THE WORLD                                                                                                     65 DEGREES NORTH REACH THE SUMMIT
                                                                          Welsh swimmer, Jazz Carlin,              OF ANTARCTICA’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN
                                                                          wearing the Blizzard Jacket
                                                                                                                  65 Degrees North seeks to help in the
 APPLIED SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY,                                                                                      rehabilitation of wounded or damaged
                                                                                                                  ex-servicemen and women by offering
                                                                                                                  the opportunity to participate in a
                                                                                                                  challenging adventure.
 A-STEM is one of the few Sport and Exercise Science Research
 Centres that are housed within an Engineering College in the UK.                                                 A team of Swansea University research
 We therefore have a well-resourced, research-driven environment,                                                 experts have been supporting 65 Degrees
 underpinning our distinctive, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research,                                           North on their most recent challenge, helping
 focusing on Elite and Professional Sport, Ethics Integrity and                                                   a group of military veterans with physical and
                                                                          3D printed model of physical activity   mental injury to reach the 16,000 feet summit     journey to ensure the best possible chance of
 Governance, as well as Exercise, Medicine and Health.
                                                                                                                  of Mount Vinson in Antarctica.                    accomplishing the World First Record attempt.
                                                                                                                                                                    The research team offered support with
 Our research is industry driven, addresses real life challenges in
                                                                                                                  Known as “the top of the bottom of the            physical and mental fitness, nutritional care
 sport, health and exercise and impacts on practice and policy.
                                                                                                                  World”, Mount Vinson is one of the coldest        and sleep pattern monitoring, all of which
                                                                                                                  and most remote places on earth. As of 16:30      are key factors in the overall success of
 World leading research is conducted in a number of areas, including
                                                                                                                  (GMT-3) on Sunday, 15th January 2017,             the expedition.
 anti-doping and sports ethics, children’s physical activity, and
 exercise physiology, and in a wide range of contexts from elite and                                              a 5-strong team from 65 Degrees North
                                                                                                                  successfully reached the summit! To reach         Swansea University has collaborated closely
 professional sports, to clinical, home, and educational environments.
                                                                                                                  the summit, the team battled strong katabatic     with 65 Degrees North over the past few
                                                                                                                  winds, brutally low wind-chill temperatures,      years on a number of challenges. Researchers
 Our research has a clear real world focus, with outcomes fed back
                                                                                                                  high altitude and the threat of loose slabs and   from Sport Science and the College of
 into practice to improve the performance of elite athletes, or improve
                                                                                                                  avalanches whilst also pulling pulks containing   Science also helped a team to prepare for
 health and well-being in the general public and clinical populations.
                                                                                                                  food, clothing, and survival equipment.           the world’s first unsupported crossing by an
                                                                                                                                                                    amputee of the 600km Greenland ice cap, in
                                                                          Reconstruction of Welsh Archer on       Research experts at Swansea University            aid of Help for Heroes.
                                                                          Mary Rose
     BREAKING RESEARCH NEWS                                                                                       supported 65 Degrees North on their

                            IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS.                                                                   WORLDWIDE HAS RISEN TENFOLD IN THE PAST FOUR DECADES.
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 BAY LIBRARY                           24HR BUS (term-time)
                                       Approximately 20 minutes to
 COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY                 Singleton Campus, 10 minutes to city centre

 ENGINEERING                           MY UNIHUB
                                       Your one-stop-shop offering information and
                                       guidance on any aspect of student life;
 SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT                  from finances, to course-load, to housing

                              •   Coffeeopolis coffee shop
 THE CORE, FOOD COURT         •   Faith space

                              •   Gym and sports facilities                                                                 BEACHFRONT
                              •   Launderette
                              •   Students’ Union                                                                            LOCATION               VI RT UA L

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                                                      870mile                                                   10 Things                        WHEREVER YOU
 WALES                                              COASTAL PATH                                                YOU MUST DO                      GO IN SWANSEA...
 Wales is one of the four countries that make
                                                                     O  R

                                                                                                                1    Eat Joe’s Ice Cream                          you’re by the sea
 up the United Kingdom (UK). Wales has its
 own language – the oldest living language
                                                                                                                2    Paddle in Swansea Bay
                                                                                                                                                 It’s a beautiful location and a buzzing city; warm and friendly,
 in Europe – and the University offers
 discounted Welsh lessons if you would
                                                                                                                3    Visit the National
                                                                                                                     Waterfront Museum –
                                                                                                                                                 it’s compact, yet offers it all.

 like to learn!                                                                                                      one of many museums         Swansea is as rich an environment for living as it is for
                                                                                                                     and galleries in the city   learning. From its breath-taking sweep of award-winning
                                                                                        St David is the
 Wales has an abundance of castles to
 explore, mountains to climb and delicious
                                                                                          patron saint
                                                                                        of Wales and
                                                                                                                4    Surf down the Gower         beaches and coves to its dazzling nightlife, eclectic dining
                                                                                                                                                 and unique shopping experiences, it’s 378km2 of everything
 local dishes to try – the perfect antidote to a
 long week of studying. If you would like to
                                                                                         is celebrated
                                                                                           yearly on
                                                                                                                5    Grab fish & chips at
                                                                                                                     Mumbles Pier
                                                                                                                                                 you need to make your student experience amazing.

 find out more about things to do in
 Wales, we recommend that                                       ABE
                                                                                    1ST MARCH                   6    Walk around our Marina
 you visit:
                                         Wales is the land of
                                                                            Y TH
                                                                                                                7    Socialise with friends
                                                                                                                     on Wind Street                                        CITY CENTRE
                                           mythical                   BRECON BE
                                                                                                                8    Eat Welsh cakes at
                                         KING ARTHUR                                                                                                        SINGLETON
                                                                                                                                                                                                 BAY CAMPUS
                                                                                                                     Swansea Market                         PARK CAMPUS
        The world’s first
      wearable electronic
        hearing aid was
                                                                                                                9    Watch football, or the
                                                                                                                     nation’s favourite, rugby
     developed in 1935 by                                                                                            at the Liberty Stadium       GOWE
                                                                              EA                                                                        R
        Welsh inventor,                                                  ANS
      Edwin Stevens                                                                     NEW
                                                                                                                10   Take in a show at the
                                                                                                                     Grand Theatre


                                                                                                                                                                                     HOME OF THE GOWER
                                                                                                                 SWANSEA IS THE 5TH                                                  THE UK’S FIRST AREA
      LESS THAN                           LESS THAN                           LESS THAN                         HAPPIEST STUDENT CITY            SWANSEA HAS AN
                                                                                                                                                                                     OF OUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                 ESTIMATED POPULATION OF

                                                                                                                IN THE UK
                                                                                                                                                                                     NATURAL BEAUTY
      1 HOUR
                                        3 HOURS
                                        FROM LONDON
                                                                            4 HOURS
                                                                        FROM MANCHESTER                                  (Sodexo 2019)
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OUR ACADEMICS                                                                                     Innovative
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has over 28 members of staff,
including 24 academics, 2 technicians and 2 research staff.
                                                                                                  We’re proud to provide an outstanding learning experience and are championing ‘blended
                                                                                                  learning’, which includes the use of online/e-learning technologies to complement, support
                                                                                                  and enhance traditional face-to-face learning methods. Blended learning includes:
                                                                         Our focus is on how
                                                                     Sports Science can be
                                                                     applied practically. This,                                                         LIGHTBOARD
                                                                     together with high-profile                                                      Built by a team of our
                                                                                                                VIRTUAL REALITY
                                                                     internships with major                                                       undergraduate students, our
                                                                                                              Visiting buildings before
                                                                     sporting teams and                                                          Lightboard Studio allows the
                                                                                                              they’re built, or learning
                                                                     health organisations,                                                       creation of interactive videos,
                                                                                                               about intimate parts of
                                                                                                                                                   where the presenter faces
                                                                     has made Swansea’s                        equipment, helps give
                                                                                                                                                    towards the screen with
                                                                     Sport and Exercise                          our students a new
                                                                                                                                                      overlaid writing and
                                                                     Science students highly                   understanding of what
                                                                                                                                                       PowerPoint slides.
                                                                     employable when                             they are studying.
                                                                     they graduate.

                                                                     Dr Laura Mason,
                                                                     Director of Teaching                                                                           ONLINE LEARNING
                                                                                                   LECTURE CAPTURE
                                                                     and Learning                                                                                       MATERIALS
                                                                                                   Many of our academics
                                                                                                                                                                        Created by our
                                                                                                     record their lectures,
                                                                                                                                                                    academics to enhance
                                                                                                      so that students can
                                                                                                                                                                    student understanding
                                                                                                    re-watch them in their
                                                                                                                                                                       of difficult topics.
                                                                                                           own time.

Find out more information about our academic staff on our website:
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     OUR DEGREE                                                                   A GLOBAL
     PROGRAMMES OFFER A                                                           STUDENT

     YEAR ABROAD                                        ZAMBIA
     SCHEME           Travelling the world and living
                      outside the UK has always
                      been something I wanted to
                                                        We run an annual expedition to Zambia that gives
                                                        students and staff the opportunity to put their
                                                        theoretical knowledge into practice by completing
                      do, and when a Year Abroad        a humanitarian project.
                      became a possibility, it seemed
                      like the perfect opportunity
                      to take.
                                                                                        PUT YOUR
     AUSTRALIA        I’m glad I got Brisbane,
                                                                                     LEARNING INTO
                      Australia, as I’ve visited the
     CANADA           city before.
     CZECH REPUBLIC   I’m mostly looking forward
     FRANCE           to being in a warmer climate,
     GERMANY          meeting new people and trying
                      out new modules which I
     SPAIN            wouldn’t have otherwise been                                     ENHANCE YOUR
     USA              able to do.                                                      EMPLOYABILITY

                      Rachael George
                      BSc Sport and Exercise Science
                      (with a Year Abroad)
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WE ARE A TRULY                                                                                                                         STUDENTS FROM

                                                               BLYTON PEREIRA,               ANQI LI, CHINA

                                                               INDIA                         “I really enjoyed Swansea
                                                               “I decided to come to         and found the lecturers
                                                               Swansea due to its great      very supportive.”                            COUNTRIES
                                                               reputation in the UK and
                                                               the world.”

“I wanted a university with top
study facilities and lecturers,
and of course a university with
a good location. I got more
than I expected.”

                                                                                                                         AHMED MAHMOUD, EGYPT
   “Living in Swansea was exciting
                                                                                                                         “Staff members are incredibly
   because I don’t go to school in a large
                                                                                                                         supportive. I sensed that during my
   city. Swansea is big enough to have a
                                                                                                                         stay and even before arriving here.
   lot going on, but small enough so it
                                                                                                                         My course supervisor kept (and is
   isn’t overwhelming.”
                                                                                                                         still) checking up on me regularly
                                                                                                                         during my course duration. To sum
                                                                                                                         up, the institution embraced me from
        FELIX MMEKA, NIGERIA                                                                                             day one, and I couldn’t have been
                                                                                                                         more thankful.”
        “I needed to find an amazing city (amazing
        people and scenes, balanced lifestyle of both
                                                             NASSER AL-KAABI, QATAR
        education and extra-curricular activities, low
        cost of living, etc.) that I could call home while   “I decided to study at Swansea University
        studying and after five amazing years, I can say     because Swansea is a safe place and the
        I haven’t been disappointed with that choice.”       University has a good population.”
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                                                                                UCAS CODE C600
                                                                                 TYPICAL OFFER:              CAREERS
                                                                                                                                          AT WORK WITH...
BSc SPORT AND                                                                        AAB – BBB               Our Sport and Exercise

                                                                                                                                          Will Sparkes
                                                                          (Recommended subjects include      Science graduates have

                                                                     Sciences, Maths, PE and Psychology)     excellent career prospects
                                                                                                             and enjoy a very high
                                                                                                             employment rate.
                                                                                                                                          BSc SPORTS SCIENCE GRADUATE AND EMPLOYED
                                                                                  BASES (The British         Opportunities for our        AS A SPORTS SCIENTIST AT LA GALAXY
                                                                                  Association of Sport       graduates continue to
As a student on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course, you                    and Exercise Sciences)     grow in both the public
will be provided with an academically rigorous and BASES-                         Endorsed Course
                                                                                                             and private sectors.
accredited programme of study covering the factors that influence
                                                                                                             The major areas of
participation and personal performance in sports.
                                                                                                             employment include:

                                                                                                             • Sport and Exercise
Here is a sample of the topics you will study during your degree:
                                                                                                               Science support (e.g.
                                                                                                               Welsh Institute of
YEAR 1                             Optional modules                   YEAR 3                                   Sport, UK Sport, and
• Human Anatomy                    • Exercise Physiology              Compulsory module                        Professional
• Biomechanics                     • Biomechanics                     • Sport and Exercise Science             Sports Teams)
  & Technology A                     & Technology C                     Research Dissertation                • Sports Development
• Research Methods & Ethics        • Strength & Conditioning II                                              • Sports Promotion
• Foundations in Exercise          • Exercise Science:                Optional modules                       • Sports Commerce
  Science                            Interventions and                • Sports Biomechanics                    (clothing, equipment,
• Human Physiology                   Applications                     • Sport, Diet and Disease                tourism)
• Biomechanics                     • Psychological Dimensions         • Exercise, Growth and                 • Sports Management
  & Technology B                     of Sport 2: Excellence in          Development                          • Sports Coaching
• Strength & Conditioning            Adolescent Athletes              • Sport Integrity, Ethics              • Teaching and Lecturing
• Psychological Dimensions                                              and Policy                           • Health and Fitness
  of Sport 1: Understanding        AND
                                                                      AND                                      Consultancy and
  Children’s Participation         • The Ethics of Doping: Health,                                             Management
                                     Sport and Society                • Health Related Exercise              • Health Promotion and
                                   • Kinanthropometry                 • Sports Psychology 3                    Leisure Management
YEAR 2                             • Biomechanics                     • Sport and Exercise                   • Specific Careers within
                                     & Technology D                     Physiology                             the NHS                    While studying at Swansea, I enjoyed the many lab-based
Compulsory modules
• Developing Research              • Human Nutrition                                                                                      sessions we did across most of the modules. It’s always
  Methods for Sports Science       • Critical Issues in                                                                                   important to be able to apply the theoretical principles into
• Employability, Innovation          Sport Sociology                                                                                      practice, and I think this really sets you up for when you
  & Engagement                     • Contemporary Issues in                                                GET IN TOUCH                   progress into a dissertation or to an applied setting
                                     Sport Pedagogy                                                                                       after university.
                                                                                                           Tel: +44 (0)1792 295514
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Successful Students                                                                                                                                                               Over the three years of
                                                                                                                                                                              my BSc, I had accumulated

                                                                                                                                                                              some great skills to offer the
                                                                                                                                                                              team, including physiological
                                                                                                           Without undertaking the MSc at Swansea, there is
                                                                                                                                                                              testing and technical analysis.
                                                                                                       no way I would have got to where I am now. During the
                                                                                                                                                                              The company now has over
                                                                                                       MSc, I was offered the opportunity to work on a diabetes
                                                                                                                                                                              100 athletes working with
                                                                                                       research project. I believe that the experiences I gained
                                                                                                                                                                              10 coaches on a one-to-one
                                                                                                       from participating in such a project provided me with the
     Modules such as Human                                                                                                                                                    basis and we work with some
                                                                                                       vital skills needed to undertake a PhD study. Also the help
 Physiology and Nutrition                                                                                                                                                     of the largest race organisers
                                                                                                       from the staff was overwhelming, their support gave me
 allowed me to explore                                                                                                                                                        in the country to develop
                                                                                                       the push I needed to go out and get what I wanted.
 and learn about the                                                                                                                                                          and deliver bespoke training
 pathophysiology behind                                                                                                                                                       packages.
                                                                                                                                                  Tegan Carpenter
 certain lifestyle diseases and            Completion of my third year dissertation provided                                                          PhD student
 prevention of cardiovascular           experience in conducting research and it was through                                                                                                  Thom Phillips
 disease or type 2 diabetes. It         lecturers at Swansea that I was made aware of the                                                                                            Sports Medicine Doctor
 also exposed me to practical           teaching and research expertise they had available at
 skills that are directly               the University of Glasgow. Subsequently, I completed
 applicable to what I do now            my PhD at Glasgow University and am now lecturing
 as a Physiologist.                     in Exercise Physiology and Exercise for Health at the
                                        University of Plymouth.
            Rebecca Steingass                                                                             Without my academic
 Health & Wellbeing Physiologist                                            Dr Francesca Burton        background in sports
                                                                                                                                                   The knowledge I learned whilst at Swansea
                                                                  Lecturer in Human Physiology         science and the applied
                                                                                                                                               University is invaluable in helping me to get to where
                                                                                                       work that I undertook
                                                                                                                                               I am today. For instance, the testing I run at stadiums
                                                                                                       alongside my degrees,
                                                                                                                                               is almost identical to the work I completed during my
                                                                                                       I would not be in my current
                                                                                                                                               undergraduate degree, and the Biomechanics module,
                                                                                                       position. Due to the nature
                                                                                                                                               in particular, gave me the relevant transferable skills that
                                                                                                       of my role, I draw upon
                                                                                                                                               I regularly apply in my role.
    My degree in Sports Science, combined with lots of work                                            aspects of sports science
 experience placements throughout university, most definitely           I’m positive that without      that I studied in Swansea
                                                                                                                                                                                         Chris Aldred
 led to my opportunity at West Ham. All along the way, I felt        the help of the lecturers         on a daily basis.
                                                                                                                                                    Football Systems Operator at Hawk Eye Innovations
 I was adding value to my CV and making sure I stood out             at Swansea University, I
 from other candidates – anything I could do to help me get          would not be working with a                           Joe Taylor
 a foot in the door and get a chance to impress.                     Premiership team.                  Performance Analyst at the
                                                                                                           English Institute of Sport
                                                  Eamon Swift                           Tom Taylor
     1st Team Rehabilitation Fitness Coach at West Ham United                        Sport Scientist
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 SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                         There is also a Sporting Bursary which can be applied for if you have not been awarded
                                                                                                                      a scholarship.

SPORTING ENTRANCE                                                                                                                    SPORTING EXCELLENCE BURSARY
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES                                                                                                           Students who have been selected or who have already performed to a high level that required
WHAT IS AVAILABLE?                                                                                                                   additional funds to allow competition who have not got a Sporting Scholarship
                                                                                                                       Expected to
Our Sporting Entrance Scholarship schemes aim to cover the enormous spectrum of talent which                           represent     Yes, where possible
students hold in individual and team sports. We look for students who not only satisfy the normal                      SU
academic requirements for admission, but who have also demonstrated outstanding ability                                Financial     Full-time up to £500 P.A.
in whatever sporting sphere they have made their speciality. There are four different levels of                        award         Part-time up to £500 P.A.
scholarship available:

               PROFESSIONAL                                                                 SPORTING                  SPORTING SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY SUPPORT
                                        ELITE ATHLETE            BUCS
               ATHLETE                                                                      EXCELLENCE
                                        SCHOLARSHIP              SCHOLARSHIP                                          Potential package may also                 scholarship will be awarded.        MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
               SCHOLARSHIP                                                                  SCHOLARSHIP
                                                                                                                      include:                                   Please go to www.
                                                                 Coaching or competing                                                                            £2,000 will be awarded to
                                                                                                                      • Academic Mentor
                                                                 to a very high standard
                                                                                                                                                                 performance-sports-and-             all students who achieve AAB
                                        Coaching or
                                                                 (including but not
                                                                                                                      • Flexible study option
                                        competing to                                                                                                             scholarships/tass-                  at A Level (or equivalent:
                                                                 exclusively: County,                                 • Profile on University website
                                        International or                                                                                                         and-scholarships for                Scholarship Equivalence Table
               Already achieved                                  Regional, Academy,         Stand out performer or    • Publicity assistance
                                        Junior International
                                                                                                                                                                 more information.                   UK and EU). Achievement
 Criteria      a paid professional                               Junior International) in   coach in their sport in   • Swansea University
                                        in a BUCS sport                                                                                                                                              of an equivalent grade in
               sporting contract                                 a BUCS Sport. These        a non BUCS sport            branded kit
                                        or recognised in a                                                                                                                                           the Welsh Baccalaureate
                                                                 will represent the                                   • Sketty Lane Sports Facilities            EXCELLENCE
                                        national pathway as a
                                                                 University as a coach                                                                           SCHOLARSHIPS                        Advanced qualification is
                                        future international                                                            parking permit
                                                                 or as a player for the                                                                                                              recognised for the purposes
                                                                 nominated team
                                                                                                                      • Summer accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                 £3,000 will be awarded to           of the award.
                                                                                                                      • Complimentary Sport
                                        BUCS sport or                                                                                                            all students who achieve AAA
 Expected to                                                                                                            Swansea Membership
                                        recognised in a                                                                                                          at A Level (or equivalent:          Each Scholarship will be
 represent     No                                                Yes                        No                        • Free gym membership
                                        national pathway as a                                                                                                    Scholarship Equivalence Table       worth £2,000 over three
 SU                                                                                                                   • Free Wales National Pool
                                        future international                                                                                                     UK and EU). Achievement of          years (paid in three equal
                                                                                                                        membership if sport requires
               Full-time up to £1,000   Full-time up to £3,000   Full-time up to £2,000     Full-time up to £2,000                                               an equivalent grade in the          instalments – with £670 paid
                                                                                                                      • Access to S&C, nutrition,
 Financial     P.A.                     P.A.                     P.A.                       P.A.                                                                 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced        in the first year, £670 paid
                                                                                                                        physio and sports
 award         Part-time up to £500     Part-time up to £1,500   Part-time up to £1,000     Part-time up to £1,000                                               qualification is recognised for     in the second year and £670
                                                                                                                        massage support
               P.A.                     P.A.                     P.A.                       P.A.                                                                 the purposes of the award.          paid in the third year).
                                                                                                                      HOW TO APPLY
TALENTED ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (TASS)                                                                                                                       Each Scholarship will be worth      For further information
                                                                                                                      There is one application form              £3,000 over three years (paid       about European country
Swansea is committed to supporting student athletes to excel in both academia and sport while                         for the scholarships, which                in three equal instalments - with   requirements, please visit
studying at Swansea. Our scholarship scheme aims to cover a wide spectrum of talent revealed in                       will then be assessed by the               £1,000 paid in the first year,      the International Section of
individual and team sports.                                                                                           selection panel and if your                £1,000 paid in the second           our website.
Please go to                           application is successful, you             year and £1,000 paid in the
and-scholarships to find out more and how to apply.                                                                   will be informed which level               third year).
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