Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: C841
International Code: HLSU218

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Sport and exercise psychologists use scientific research methods to explore how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect their sports and exercise performance.

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) (additional costs may apply), access to postgraduate training and careers in psychology.
  • Studying key factors, such as motivation, commitment, mental toughness, self-confidence, stress, anxiety, attitude to injury and concentration, you’ll explore how to support athletes to consistently optimise their performance in physical activity.
  • This course draws upon various fields of psychological knowledge, as well as human physiology and anatomy, to develop your understanding of the factors which influence performance in a sports and exercise context.
  • This course could lead to careers within sports coaching, sports and exercise therapy and rehabilitation, personal training, sports administration, or broader consultancy work in the health and leisure industry.
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Why you should study this course

Our Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour, together with an understanding of physiology, anatomy and contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology.

It aims to provide you with a core knowledge of psychology in order to confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (if a 2:2 or better degree is obtained and additional costs may apply), as well as developing your understanding of how psychology is specifically applied to sporting and exercise contexts.
Through the study of sport and exercise psychology, you will study the physical and mental factors which influence performance in sport and exercise.

You’ll be taught by psychology staff with an expertise in sport and exercise psychology. Our current staff come from academic and applied backgrounds, having worked as practitioners and consultants at all levels of sport and exercise. Many of these staff remain research-active, specialising in areas such as character development, motivation and wellbeing in sport and exercise. You can apply to support their research projects as student research assistants*. In the past, students have worked on published projects on imagery, motivation, mindfulness and other performance interventions. (please note: staff are subject to change).

With a continuing focus on your future career prospects, the course offers a range of work experience opportunities through a professional experience module* supported by a specialised employability placement team. Previous students have worked with Coventry Blaze ice hockey team and Coventry City FC Academy.

We run a number of field trips to expose you to sports psychology in real-life situations, previously visiting elite sport venues in and around Coventry*. You’ll also receive guest lectures from practising psychologists and researchers who will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in sports psychology (subject to availability). Recent speakers included sport psychologists from continental Champions League football clubs.

Our active, student-led Psychology Society (PsychSoc), has previously arranged a variety of social excursions and activities. Recent past destinations have included Amsterdam, Warwick, and London*.

Coventry University was recently named a global top 200 university for Psychology according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

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of our students are satisfied by the quality of the course.

A global top 200 university for Psychology according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

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British Psychological Society (BPS).*

British Psychological Society (BPS).*

This course is accredited and recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the 2022/23 intake. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Current accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.



What you'll study

During the first two years, we aim to provide a thorough grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences.

Knowledge of these areas will be developed within the context of sports relevant themes. There are also opportunities to gain insight into the application of sport and exercise psychology.

Modules

  • This module introduces a course-based strategy to develop your skills and professional identity throughout the course, focusing on your academic journey. The module aims to develop your academic journey and transferable skills and principles of reflective practice to facilitate your development. In addition, it is designed to equip you with a range of essential personal and professional skills that are required to be a successful student and graduate employee.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module provides you with an introduction to the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. This is achieved by adopting a sports and exercise relevant thematic approach, examining contemporary issues of global significance. You will have the opportunity to explore individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module introduces you to the application of psychological theory and research to sports and exercise settings to facilitate health, wellbeing and performance. The areas of needs analyses, mental skills training, intervention implementation and sustainability will be covered in relation to the distinct contexts of sport and exercise. You will examine individual and group responses to contemporary case studies that are familiar to practitioners of sport and exercise psychology.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • In this module you will cover how Sport and Exercise Psychology works as a scientific discipline, using reliable measures of behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Various experimental and non-experimental research methodologies are introduced, as well as the basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research. Throughout the module you have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to design, conduct, summarise, evaluate, and present psychological research.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework and test

  • This module aims to introduce you to contemporary and controversial topics in sport and exercise that are relevant to specific cultures around the globe. Topics will relate to current debates surrounding the role of sport and exercise in culture. Examples include the use of sport and exercise as a vehicle for moral and psychosocial development, celebrity culture in sport, the use of drugs in sport and exercise, gender roles, professionalisation of sport, risk taking/sensation seeking, and clinical issues in sport and exercise. These issues will be examined using available theoretical and research support to identify past, current and future perspectives on the topic areas which will be considered from multicultural perspectives.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module provides an overview of key topics in the area of mental health and wellbeing, from a biological, psychological and cultural perspective. You will have the opportunity to explore the psychological theories and concepts that underpin mental health and wellbeing and develop an understanding of what mental health is in contemporary context. You will consider factors that contribute to poor mental health, interventions designed to treat various disorders and the promotion of wellbeing.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: poster presentation

  • The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

    Compulsory

During the first two years, we aim to provide you with a thorough grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences. Knowledge of these areas will be developed within the context of sports and exercise relevant themes. There are also opportunities to gain insight into the application of sport and exercise psychology. In year two you will also have the opportunity to complete work experience with an external organisation*. Past students have undertaken a wide variety of roles, including working in women’s refuges, with the police, sports centres, prisons and schools.

Modules

  • Building on year 1, this module aims to further your skills relevant to employability in a career as a sport and exercise psychologist. You are provided with the practical skills (e.g. time management, CV writing, cover letters and interviewing techniques) needed to obtain work experience. You will be introduced to resources provided by the university such as the Talent Team, an employability support team and careers services to aid in identifying a psychology related work placement. The module builds upon the academic skills you have gained across all modules and enables you to showcase these skills to best promote your career and further academic development.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module builds on the Fundamentals In Sport and Exercise Psychology module studied in year 1 to provide further in-depth coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. Themes will be contemporary and of global significance and will change according to contemporary advancements. You will be required to examine individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains and relating these to the sport and exercise context.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework and test

  • This module aims to integrate knowledge gained in the year 2 Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 module to the applications of quantitative research methods. You will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how to conduct, report, and interpret a range of statistical tests using data associated with complex experimental and correlational designs.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework and test


  • This module continues the development of your understanding of the core domains of psychology from Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 and challenges you to consider how such knowledge could contribute to solving a community-based issue. It continues the aim to provide coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences by adopting a thematic approach.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework and test

  • The module aims to integrate the knowledge gained in the year 2 theory module (Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Psychology) with the application of qualitative research methods. You will develop your understanding of how to design, conduct and report qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods and analytical techniques. This module also aims to develop your ability to plan psychological research projects and you will be given guidance in the fundamental processes involved in developing and disseminating a research proposal.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain work experience in an organisation relevant to your future career aspirations. Work experience in an applied area or related domain, or in another field aligned with your future career aspirations may be in the form of paid employment or voluntary work. You will be supported to research and source an appropriate work experience

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.
    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

    Compulsory

Following year 2 here is the opportunity to complete the course over four years by applying for an optional year of work placement or to study abroad*.

While both of these modules are non-credit bearing, if successfully completed, these modules will appear on your final academic transcript and you may be required to submit a piece of work reflecting on what you have learned during the placement or study abroad year.

Coventry University’s Talent Team can provide you with a wide range of support services in order to help you apply for a placement opportunity.

Modules

  • Optional

  • Optional

The final year of your degree is your opportunity to specialise in the areas that you find most exciting – choosing from a range of optional modules in areas of greatest interest to you.

You will collaborate with a member of academic staff and apply the knowledge of research methods obtained during the first two years of your degree to design and conduct your own piece of research in an area of your choice. In the past, students have investigated areas such as arousal regulation in sport, imagery use and its implementation, psychological rehabilitation from injury, mindfulness in sport and the influence of motivation on anticipatory skills.

Modules

  • This module is designed to equip you with a range of essential personal and professional skills required to be a successful student and graduate employee. You will have the opportunity to appraise and critique your own skills in; fluent writing and speaking, working in groups, and personal reflection in career development and you will be given advice on finding placements and experience in your future careers.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • Your knowledge of research methods and theory should combine in order to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. In this module you will design a suitable empirical research project that incorporates an appropriately expressed psychological research question. You will be supported to identify and propose suitable research methods to address the proposed research question, within an ethical framework, and to develop a research ethics application.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework and test

  • This module is the focal point of your psychological training, combining your knowledge of research methods and theory to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. This module is designed to help youdevelop and demonstrate skills in report writing needed to meet the professional standards of psychology. This module is also designed to enable you to develop a critical understanding of psychological research methodology.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: coursework

  • The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.
    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop your understanding of the interrelationship between drugs, psychology and behaviour and draws on several areas of psychology (particularly cognitive and biological approaches) in developing models of, for example, addictive processes. These principles will be considered in relation to sporting and exercise contexts. Relevant findings from several branches of science, including psychophysics, psychopharmacology and molecular biology will be considered.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module is designed to introduce you to key theories and research that relate to the psychology of development, teaching and learning and the application of those theories to applied educational psychology. You will be introduced to areas of special educational needs experienced by children and adults and how these difficulties impact on their experiences growing up. Issues of assessment, labelling, intervention and remediation will be discussed.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module aims to further understanding of applied sport psychology in performance enhancement and its wider application to health promotion and mental health and wellbeing. You will be introduced to sport and exercise practice with an outline of the stages involved in meeting clients, building rapport, conducting a needs analyses, counselling techniques and long-term support of athletes, exercisers, and general practitioner referrals. Contemporary applications and interventions are evaluated from a broad range of theory, research and past practices.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework

  • This module builds on the biological and cognitive approaches to psychology introduced in the second year. It introduces more contemporary and complex neural mechanisms of cognitive and affective processes in typical and sporting populations to develop the ability to seek out and critically evaluate published scientific reports of current research being undertaken in the area of neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of neurological mechanisms underlying human thinking, feeling, and behaviour with a particular focus on athletes and to engage with emerging critical issues within neuropsychology as they apply to athletic performance. You will also have the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of Electroencephalography (EEG) and the analytical techniques used to interpret EEG data.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework and presentation

  • In this module you will be introduced to the western secular-based mindfulness interventions and explore their essential theoretical, applied and empirical bases. The interventions you will study include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework

  • Taking an international perspective, in this module you will examine how gender and sexuality are understood across different historical and cultural contexts. You will draw upon many areas of psychology including social psychology (e.g. sexual prejudice), developmental psychology (sexual and gender identity development across the lifespan); and biopsychology (e.g. biology of sex and sexual orientation) to consider how the psychology of gender and sexualities intersects with applied areas such as educational, clinical, health, forensic and sports psychology.

    Optional

    Assessment: coursework

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

All of our psychology degrees are taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferable skills.

Wherever possible we try to incorporate real-life experience of sport and exercise psychology into your learning. As well as guest lectures, we will study a range of case studies. For example, past British Olympic success as well as cycles of success and failure in sporting teams such as with Leicester City FC. We’ll also discuss any pertinent issues that crop up in the news, such as the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

You will have the opportunity to take part in the design, conduct and analysis of psychological experiments that use specific interventions to enhance performance, engagement and wellbeing in participants of sport and exercise. The use of specialist equipment and computer software is taught and is used independently or in groups. In the past, sport and exercise psychology students have implemented interventions to improve concentration and attention, levels of motivation, emotional regulation, and well-being.

Work experience is an integral part of the course and you will have the opportunity to undertake placements*. Past students have undertaken work experience with organisations including Coventry City Football Club and the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team.

We also aim to arrange international field trips each year for students at all levels of our undergraduate psychology courses.* In previous years, our first year students have visited Amsterdam, a group of second years have been to San Francisco and some of our final year students have visited Tokyo. While in San Francisco, the students visited The Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.
In addition, your Professional and Personal Tutor will be available for one-to-one bookable meetings throughout every semester (subject to availability) and will regularly review and discuss your progress and continual personal development. Outside of contact time, your personal study hours will be guided by materials posted on your module web pages.

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching/one to one supervision: meetings are arranged on a mutual basis as necessary.
  • Medium group teaching: up to 6 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: up to 8 hours of lectures each week.

Contact hours will vary by stage and semester of course and depending on the optional modules chosen.

Some ‘contact’ hours may take the form of synchronous online learning (e.g. live online lectures, meeting tutors via video calling etc).

The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and phase tests.

This course is predominantly assessed by coursework.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.


Job ready

Our courses have been designed to provide practical work experience* and equip you with a range of skills and competencies that should help to set you apart from other graduates and make you attractive to potential employers, such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and the delivery of oral presentations.

As well as the work experience module delivered in year two and option to spend a sandwich year on placement*, in all years we offer professional development modules. These aim to help you learn how to identify suitable employment and training opportunities after graduation, submit competitive, professional applications and perform well in interview situations.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provides a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


International experience

As well as offering a range of short international field trips, you also have the opportunity to complete the course over four years with a sandwich year spent studying abroad*.

In the past, students have studied various cultural differences in the study and practice of sport and exercise psychology. Some have also undertaken their placement year abroad, for example, in the USA, Spain, Italy and Malta.


Entry requirements

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB Excludes General Studies
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents
BTEC DDM
IB Diploma 30 points to include 15 points at Higher level

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A levels

A level applicants are required to have three A levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A levels in nominated subjects.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 9-4/A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

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You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Public Health will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £16,650 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Our specialist teaching facilities include light and dark multisensory laboratories, ‘mock’ prison cells, an observation suite, counselling rooms and specialist software, such as Gorilla, Opensesame experiment builder, E-Prime, SPSS statistical analysis, Pinnacle Studio and NVIVO.

Super Lab

SuperLab

The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab, capable of holding up to 270 people at once. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Strength and Conditioning suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!


Careers and opportunities

Sport and exercise psychologists work in a wide range of settings with a variety of clients participating in recreational, amateur and elite levels of performance. Some work as private consultants or hold full-time positions with professional sports teams or national governing bodies of sport and exercise contexts.

In order to use the title Sport and Exercise Psychologist, you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will involve completing a post degree Stage Two BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology or an equivalent qualification that has been approved by the HCPC (additional costs and application process apply).

By undertaking this Sport and Exercise Psychology degree, you can also choose to enter a wide range of careers in more general areas of psychology or as a researcher, lecturer, teacher, administrator, manager or health care professional. With further training, you may choose to become a qualified psychologist, pursuing a career in the community as, for example, an occupational, forensic or social psychologist; in mental wellbeing as a clinical or counselling psychologist; in physical wellbeing as a health, sport or neuropsychologist; working with children as a developmental or educational psychologist. The interpersonal and analytical skills of psychologists are in demand by employers in the private sector, police, military and charitable organisations, among others.

Where our graduates work

Many of our graduates go on to work as psychologists but some also go on to become researchers, lecturers, teachers, administrators, practitioners, managers, or health and care professionals.


How to apply


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  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).