Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Sport Studies (Top Up)



Course Overview

Designed as an additional qualification, the Sports Studies top-up course covers a wide range of areas within the field of sport and will build upon the knowledge gained during your previous course.

Core modules will ensure that you gain and develop essential key skills whilst optional modules will allow you to tailor the course to your individual interests and career aspirations - whether this lies in coaching, teaching, health and fitness, sports development or performance analysis.

Teaching methods consist of a stimulating mixture of formal lectures, academic expertise, group seminars, practical sessions and utilising our extensive range of on-site facilities. Seminars and workshops are interactive and may involve hypothetical problem-solving and case studies. You will be expected to prepare for sessions by conducting research around various subject areas. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

The Sport Studies programme can be completed full time in one year; part time routes are available and should be planned with your programme manager

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


Successful completion of a Higher National Diploma or Foundation degree in a Sports Science / Sports Coaching or Management related subject.

*Enquiries will be dealt with on an individual basis so please contact us for information regarding these courses. We can then offer specific advice and support.

For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

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In Brief


1 Year

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.

If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Admissions team on +44 (0) 1452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form

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Course breakdown

Corel Modules:

  • Applied Research Project
  • Professional Development in Sport
  • Investigative Skills for Graduates

Optional Modules:

  • Sports Injury Assessment
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Sponsorship and Brand Development
  • Sports Media Technology and Communications
  • Performance Analysis
  • Contemporary practice in Sports Conditioning 
  • Sports Science for Coaches
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Education
  • Special populations
  • Sports Psychology in Action

course blog post

02 Dec 2016

Sports Round-up 02.12.16

There were some mixed fortunes this week, with a shock result for Hartpury’s top rugby players, as well as some commendable performances including a massive victory for the women’s rugby stars and good efforts from two non-academy sporting teams on their first major outing of the season.

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