In terms of content, the course offers you the opportunity to understand and examine sport from a variety of disciplinary approaches. For example, you will learn about:
- The science of sporting performance (physiology, psychology and biomechanics)
- The coaching process (practical and theoretical)
- The socio-cultural and ethical significance of sport and physical activity
- The issues associated with the provision of physical education and youth sport from a pedagogical perspective
In the first year, you will undertake 6 compulsory modules, 4 of which will be through the medium of Welsh. These modules provide a broad introduction to the academic study of sport, focusing on sports coaching, sports science, physical education and youth sport, and the socio-cultural study of sport.
These first year modules also allow you to practice and develop your Welsh language academic skills. You will also be introduced to the process of conducting research in sport, as well as two practical modules of your choice (to be studied through the medium of English).
- Cyflwyniad i'r Broses Ymchwil
- Introduction to Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Education
- Cyflwyniad i Wyddor Chwaraeon a Ymarfer Corff
- Cyflwyniad i Hyfforddi Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol
- Cyflwyniad i Addysg Gorfforol a Chwaraeon Ieuenctid
In the second year, you are required to study a minimum of 4 modules through the medium of Welsh but do have some options to develop a degree pathway that is personalised and specific to your individual needs and interests.
- Y Broses Ymchwil
- Applied Principles and Techniques (Choose two from: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, HRE, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (counts as two), Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball.)
Compulsory choice: Choose 3 or 4 of the modules below:
- Ethics in Sport
- Hyfforddi Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol
- Addysg Gorfforol a Chwaraeon Ieuenctid
- Ffisioleg Chwaraeon ac Ymarfer Cymwysedig
Optional: If you have only selected 3 of the above modules, then you can select one English medium module from the list below:
- Sport Marketing and Entrepreneurship
- Contemporary People Management
- Sociological Theory in Sport, Exercise and Health
- Applied Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
In the third year you must complete an independent project (dissertation) through the medium of Welsh that addresses a research topic within an area of your choice. You will also select at least 3 Welsh-medium modules, and again have the opportunity to develop a degree pathway that is personalised and specific to the your needs and interests and possibly with the view to enhancing your employability.
Compulsory Choice: Choose at least 3 or 4 of the Welsh-medium modules below:
- Ethical Issues in Sport
- Dygsu Seiliedig ar Broblemau ar gyfer Hyfforddi
- Advanced Physical Education
- Ffisioleg Ymarfer ar gyfer Iechyd
Optional: If you have only selected 3 of the above Welsh-medium modules, then you can select one English medium module from the list below:
Learning & Teaching
The learning and teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Staff and students are expected to support these sessions via Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, which are developed through a range other learning and teaching methods such as seminar and tutorials to enhance your experience and engagement. You are also able to meet tutors or any other members of staff on a one to one basis. As a School, we are keen to implement the principal aim of Cardiff Metropolitan University's Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategy: To provide student-centered learning opportunities that deliver a quality and flexible learning environment and improving personalised support and access to academic staff.
Through the programme, you will normally experience both tutor-led learning (usually at Year 1) and self-directed methods of learning, increasing independence and reflection encouraging positive attitudes towards lifelong learning (Year 2 and 3).
The assessment strategies within the ‘Astudiaethau Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol’ programme are diverse and provide enough flexibility for you to pursue and develop individual interests.
Modules are assessed primarily by a combination of varying types of assessments (e.g., written coursework, poster presentations, oral presentations, portfolios, seen and unseen exams, practical coaching skills assessments) that are designed to assess, develop, and enhance your academic and employability skills.
Assessments are designed to support your learning experience and provide opportunities for you to engage in formative and summative assessments to test knowledge, ability, skill and critical understanding.
Employability & Careers
The ‘Astudiaethau Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol’ degree prepares you for success in a range of professions, both within the sport industry, including careers in sport coaching, physical education, sport administration, sport media, and roles with national governing bodies, and within the graduate sector more broadly. It is increasingly the case that such careers within the sports sector in Wales (particularly teaching and coaching) require students who possess bilingual skills. This course specifically prepares you to apply for careers where bilingualism and Welsh-language skills are desirable or essential.
The subjects studied and skills learnt will give students the opportunity to continue their education to Master and Doctorate level or to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should preferably have a strong sporting profile. Applicants should normally have five GCSEs including GCSE English Language (or Welsh First Language) and Maths* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus 120 points from 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
- A Levels: 112 points to include grades BB. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma with DDM
- VTCT Extended Diploma in Sports Studies with DDM overall
- Irish Leaving Certificate: 112 points from Highers to include 3 x H2 grades within relevant subject (minimum grade considered at Higher is H4)
- Scottish Advanced Highers: 112 points to include grades CC
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: Pass with 15 credits with Distinction and 30 credits with Merit
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE
Mathematics – Numeracy.
Applicants are normally made an offer based on the details above. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels (or equivalent) or are not predicted to meet the standard tariff offer above, applications will be considered based on the strength of the whole academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff.
If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for the entry requirements.
Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit
Selection is based on the receipt of a completed UCAS application and attendance to a Sport Applicant Day.
Sport Applicant Days:
Successful applicants will be invited to a Sport Specific Applicant Day as part of the application process. For more information about Sport Open and Applicant Days, please click here.
Successful applicants are expected to give first priority to the university sports teams throughout their undergraduate careers.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.
For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email email@example.com.
For course specific enquiries, please contact the School Administrator:
Tel: 029 2041 6591