Bsc Hons Sport Performance L6

Sport Performance

BSc (Hons) Top-up Level 6

Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc degree in one year. Top-up courses are equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree and allow you to 'top-up' an existing qualification into a full honours degree.

You can focus on the topics that interest you most and tailor your study towards your career goals. Gain the experience and skills to progress into a range of career options including sport performance, sports science, health, education, coaching or business. This degree is an ideal option for international applicants. It could reduce the time it takes to obtain a full Honours degree, compared to your home-based programme options.

Key Information

Course Duration: 1 year full time
UC UCAS Code: C603
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Top-up Level 6
Typical Offer: A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a sports science or management related subject

You’ll benefit from learning in a modern sports campus, working with athletes from our Sports Academy programmes. Work-related application is central to the programme and you’ll learn from lecturers with extensive industry experience. You’ll also benefit from our strong industry partnerships within the sporting industry and will be encouraged to explore and think critically about current practices and future developments.

You’ll gain hands-on experience, working as part of our industry-standard facilities. This includes our human performance and biomechanics labs, power and cardio gyms, as well as all-weather and grass pitches as part of our new sports academy complex. You’ll conduct your own research project in an area of interest, as well as being assigned a personal tutor and supervisor to support your progress.

A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a sports science or management related subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications. Please contact us to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course.

Please contact us for further information.

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Your career

You’ll benefit from industry opportunities right on your doorstep. Depending on how you choose to tailor you studies, you could benefit from access to our performance athletes, as well as our sports therapy and Sports Academy centres.

We also have strong industry partnerships in Gloucestershire, across the UK, and internationally including with Premiership side, Gloucester Rugby, and Cheltenham Town Football Club.

Many of our students retain their existing part-time work or sporting commitments, where practical to do so. This provides them with a vital link between their module content and its application in practice.

Professional courses

You’ll have the opportunity to complete the Association for Project Management (APM) - Project Fundamentals qualification. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your CV and improve your employability for a career in project management. See fees pages for additional costs.

 

Graduate destinations

As a Sport Performance graduate, you could go on to work in various roles within the sports industry, including performance analysis, as well as facility and project management. You could also continue in further study or pursue a teaching qualification. You’ll also have the transferable skills you need for other graduate careers. Our careers team can support you to find and prepare to secure your perfect role.

Success Stories

Your support network

You'll benefit from a strong support network from day one to be the best you can be. This will range from your personal tutor and specialist academic support team (our Achievement and Success Centre) to dedicated wellbeing and employability (Innovation, Careers and Enterprise) centres.

Academic support

You’ll have your own personal tutor while you’re here who will support you to succeed in your studies. You’ll also have access to our academic and wellbeing support teams who run regular workshops and one-to-one sessions on campus and online.

Alongside this, we have a comprehensive bank of online study skills resources to help you make the most of your qualification.

Your learning experiences

You'll experience a range of teaching methods to strengthen your digestion of topics, including lectures, workshops and practical sessions, as well as supported work placement learning as part of many courses.

Your career

Your course will be made up of two semesters, within which you’ll study compulsory and optional modules on different industry-focused topics, enabling you to develop your own unique portfolio of knowledge, skills and experience, ready for your career. The course is taught in English.

Course information

Overview

You’ll benefit from learning in a modern sports campus, working with athletes from our Sports Academy programmes. Work-related application is central to the programme and you’ll learn from lecturers with extensive industry experience. You’ll also benefit from our strong industry partnerships within the sporting industry and will be encouraged to explore and think critically about current practices and future developments.

You’ll gain hands-on experience, working as part of our industry-standard facilities. This includes our human performance and biomechanics labs, power and cardio gyms, as well as all-weather and grass pitches as part of our new sports academy complex. You’ll conduct your own research project in an area of interest, as well as being assigned a personal tutor and supervisor to support your progress.

Entry requirements

A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a sports science or management related subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications. Please contact us to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course.

Please contact us for further information.

Employability

Your career

You’ll benefit from industry opportunities right on your doorstep. Depending on how you choose to tailor you studies, you could benefit from access to our performance athletes, as well as our sports therapy and Sports Academy centres.

We also have strong industry partnerships in Gloucestershire, across the UK, and internationally including with Premiership side, Gloucester Rugby, and Cheltenham Town Football Club.

Many of our students retain their existing part-time work or sporting commitments, where practical to do so. This provides them with a vital link between their module content and its application in practice.

Professional courses

You’ll have the opportunity to complete the Association for Project Management (APM) - Project Fundamentals qualification. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your CV and improve your employability for a career in project management. See fees pages for additional costs.

 

Graduate destinations

As a Sport Performance graduate, you could go on to work in various roles within the sports industry, including performance analysis, as well as facility and project management. You could also continue in further study or pursue a teaching qualification. You’ll also have the transferable skills you need for other graduate careers. Our careers team can support you to find and prepare to secure your perfect role.

How you'll study

Your support network

You'll benefit from a strong support network from day one to be the best you can be. This will range from your personal tutor and specialist academic support team (our Achievement and Success Centre) to dedicated wellbeing and employability (Innovation, Careers and Enterprise) centres.

Academic support

You’ll have your own personal tutor while you’re here who will support you to succeed in your studies. You’ll also have access to our academic and wellbeing support teams who run regular workshops and one-to-one sessions on campus and online.

Alongside this, we have a comprehensive bank of online study skills resources to help you make the most of your qualification.

Your learning experiences

You'll experience a range of teaching methods to strengthen your digestion of topics, including lectures, workshops and practical sessions, as well as supported work placement learning as part of many courses.

Your career

Your course will be made up of two semesters, within which you’ll study compulsory and optional modules on different industry-focused topics, enabling you to develop your own unique portfolio of knowledge, skills and experience, ready for your career. The course is taught in English.

Modules

What you'll study

This course is completed over one year and contains compulsory modules covering research and professional development, as well as a series of optional modules.

Optional modules change each year in line with student, industry and research demands - you'll find recent topics studied below. You can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before deciding which ones to study.

Module credits

The modules contain a mixture of scheduled learning – lectures, workshops and practical sessions.  In support of this delivery you’ll be expected to dedicate at least two to three hours of independent study per contact hour.

You’ll improve your research and personal development skills through two compulsory modules. One requires you to undertake a research project of your choice, with the other focusing on improving your employability skills, ready for the sports industry.

A wide range of optional modules give you the chance to really focus on the areas that interest you most, and to best suit your career goals.

Compulsory Modules

Applied Research Project

Independent research and analysis in a related area of your choice.

Professional Development in Sport

Boost your employability so you’re ready to work in the sports industry.

 

Optional Modules

Biomechanics in Sport Practice

This module focuses on improving performance through collecting and analysing data, using specialist technology and software.

Performance Analysis in Practice

Develop your practical skills within performance analysis and evaluation.

Sport Psychology in Action

Understand how sport psychology is applied in practice. Focus on the building, monitoring and evaluating of applied interventions.

High Performing Teams

Evaluate the leadership and management of sport science support within the performance environment.

Screening and Prevention

This module covers physical screening protocols and injury-prevention methods.

Sports Conditioning and Return-to-Play

Understand the return-to-play considerations through studying the relationships between doctors, sports therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches.

Contemporary Issues in Sports Education

Study current statutory frameworks and theory-based recommendations to inform best-practice applications within a range of sports education environments.

Special Populations

Understand and identify the exercise needs of special populations, designing and evaluating exercise programmes that are appropriate to their needs.

Sport and Social Media

Study the impact of social media in relation to fan-generated content, as a complex communication tool for sports organisations.

Sport Sponsorship and Brand Development

Create a new sponsorship relationship that achieves brand-awareness or brand exposure for a business of your choice.

Project Management in Action

Develop an awareness of project management concepts and applications in readiness for one of many graduate roles in project management.

Modules

Overview

What you'll study

This course is completed over one year and contains compulsory modules covering research and professional development, as well as a series of optional modules.

Optional modules change each year in line with student, industry and research demands - you'll find recent topics studied below. You can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before deciding which ones to study.

Module credits

The modules contain a mixture of scheduled learning – lectures, workshops and practical sessions.  In support of this delivery you’ll be expected to dedicate at least two to three hours of independent study per contact hour.

Level Six (year one)

You’ll improve your research and personal development skills through two compulsory modules. One requires you to undertake a research project of your choice, with the other focusing on improving your employability skills, ready for the sports industry.

A wide range of optional modules give you the chance to really focus on the areas that interest you most, and to best suit your career goals.

Compulsory Modules

Applied Research Project

Independent research and analysis in a related area of your choice.

Professional Development in Sport

Boost your employability so you’re ready to work in the sports industry.

 

Optional Modules

Biomechanics in Sport Practice

This module focuses on improving performance through collecting and analysing data, using specialist technology and software.

Performance Analysis in Practice

Develop your practical skills within performance analysis and evaluation.

Sport Psychology in Action

Understand how sport psychology is applied in practice. Focus on the building, monitoring and evaluating of applied interventions.

High Performing Teams

Evaluate the leadership and management of sport science support within the performance environment.

Screening and Prevention

This module covers physical screening protocols and injury-prevention methods.

Sports Conditioning and Return-to-Play

Understand the return-to-play considerations through studying the relationships between doctors, sports therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches.

Contemporary Issues in Sports Education

Study current statutory frameworks and theory-based recommendations to inform best-practice applications within a range of sports education environments.

Special Populations

Understand and identify the exercise needs of special populations, designing and evaluating exercise programmes that are appropriate to their needs.

Sport and Social Media

Study the impact of social media in relation to fan-generated content, as a complex communication tool for sports organisations.

Sport Sponsorship and Brand Development

Create a new sponsorship relationship that achieves brand-awareness or brand exposure for a business of your choice.

Project Management in Action

Develop an awareness of project management concepts and applications in readiness for one of many graduate roles in project management.

The modules contain a mixture of scheduled learning – lectures, workshops and practical sessions – alongside independent learning. Students are expected to dedicate at least two to three hours of independent study per contact hour.

Year Contact learning Placement learning Independent learning
Level six (year one) 21% 0% 79%

You’ll be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams, written assignments and presentations. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment. Feedback will be given using a mixture of verbal and written comments; these will be offered to help you achieve your goals as a student on this programme.  In support of this, your personal tutor will be available to help you build upon feedback and develop skills that are necessary for a sports graduate.

Year Written exam Practical exam Coursework
Level six (year one) 13% 5% 82%

This programme is taught over two semesters, normally consisting of 12 weeks of scheduled teaching and then assessment weeks, with an overview below:

  • Scheduled teaching takes place between 8:30 to 20:30 Monday to Friday
  • Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities
  • Work placements may entail different days and hours
  • Part-time students may need to attend learning activities five days each week, depending on modules selected
  • Timetables are available during enrolment week
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Please visit our student finance page for information on tuition fees and student loans, as well as non-repayable grants, bursaries and scholarships, eligible to different groups, to support with study costs.

Below, you'll find extra costs associated with studying this course.

Clothing and footwear

Clothing and footwear will be dependent upon your option module choices; consequently, you’ll be advised of these requirements when you start your course.

Additional costs

In the final year of the degree, students are expected to source an external placement that meets the accredited criteria. This may have additional travel costs.

Hartpury University may host various extra-curricular activities and courses, prices may vary dependent on the nature and duration of the course and external provider, but these are not compulsory.

Work placements can require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, paid for by the student or placement provider.

The programme offers an optional study abroad programme that will incur additional costs for the student.

Performance Sports Academy membership

Find out costs and details for joining one of our performance Sports Academy teams.

Hartpury gym

Find out about costs and details for joining the Hartpury gym.

Association for Project Management (optional)

You’ll have the opportunity to complete the Association for Project Management (APM) - Project Fundamentals qualification.

Accommodation and living costs

Please visit our student accommodation page for details.

Fees & finance

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Academies

If you’re playing sport competitively, or you have the talent and drive to do so, you may want to join one of our Sports Academies. Over 200 international athletes have developed their talents with us over the past 10 years. You could be our next success story. We're a semi-professional sports environment offering world-class facilities and professional coaching and support services.

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Accommodation

Settle into an accommodation option to suit your taste and budget – at Hartpury University, undergraduate students can choose to live on-campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off-campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre. Enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Finance

We can help you understand how it all works, and what you need to do next. Find out everything you need to know about tuition fees, student loans and bursaries and scholarships. In 2021/22, we provided assistance to over 1/3 of our students through bursaries, scholarships and grants, totalling a little under £1million.

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Our undergraduate provision has been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold in all aspects - Overall, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes.

GUG 2024 Top 10 Teaching Quality Landscape

Teaching quality

Ranked in the top 10 universities for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024).

Graduate Outcomes 2023 97Pc

Graduate employability

97% of our graduates are in employment, further study or other purposeful activity (Graduate Outcomes, 2023). 

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Academic support

We’ve been named as the top university in England for academic support (National Student Survey, 2023).

Harrison Lowe
“The support I received from Hartpury is one of the main reasons the company is up and running today. I had so much support from Simon Spooner and all the ICE team, special thanks to Lucy Scannell and Vicki Crossland. I will always be grateful for the help and funding I received from Hartpury.”
Harrison Lowe
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
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Meet our academic team

Get to know our dedicated and passionate teaching staff who’ll help you achieve your very best. We’re proud to have been awarded Gold in all three areas of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): Overall, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes. This places Hartpury University in the top 15% of published institutions in England. Plus, we're ranked sixth in the UK for Teaching Quality, in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Important information

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are reviewed and developed regularly. Changes or cancellation of courses may be necessary to ensure alignment with emerging employment areas, to comply with accrediting body requirements, revisions to subject benchmark statements or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make necessary changes and will notify all offer-holders of changes as and when they occur.