- Introduction to the Research Process*
- Introduction to Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
- Sport Performance Analysis
- Introduction to Sport Coaching / PE*
Choose one from:
- Understanding Sport Management
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Education*
- Research Process*
- Sport Performance Analysis
- Sport Coaching / PE*
- Work Experience
Choose one or two from:
- Sport Marketing and Entrepreneurship
- Sociological Theory of Sport, Exercise & Health*
- Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Applied Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
If one chosen above, choose one from:
- Applied Principles and Techniques. (Choose two: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, HRE, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (counts as two), Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Water Polo)
- Independent Project or Enterprise Project*
- Managing High Performance Sport
- Sport Performance Analysis
Choose Two from:
- Problem-Based Learning for Coaching*
- Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
- Sport Psychology
- Advanced Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Work Experience*
- Problem Based Learning through Outdoor Adventurous Activities
* Module also available through medium of Welsh.
Learning & Teaching
Learning, teaching and assessment methods have been selected to ensure the educational aims and the learning outcomes of modules and the programme are achieved.
The learning and teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials and staff and students are expected to support these sessions via a Virtual Learning Environment. Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, which are developed through a range other learning and teaching methods such as seminar, tutorials, workshops to enhance the student experience and engagement. Students 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-cantered learning opportunities that deliver a quality and flexible learning environment. Improving personalised support and access to academic staff.
These selected methods emphasise and facilitate students' critical development, and cohere around the integration of practice and theory. Through the programme, students will normally experience both tutor-led learning and self-directed methods of learning, increasing independence and reflection encouraging positive attitudes towards lifelong learning.
Through the teaching and learning ethos and the embedding of 'EDGE' (enabling the development of graduate employability) students will be equipped with, develop and be able to demonstrate graduate attributes as defined by Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff School of Sport. We aim to help them to develop into reflective professionals and critical scholars. The teaching and learning has been designed so that from induction to graduation, students will encounter a learning experience that is coherent and develops their identity within their programme of study. A principal concept of this programme is to enable students to apply theory to practice.
The assessment strategies for each module vary to ensure that most appropriate method is used for that area of study. Modes of assessment are designed to reflect that students have fulfilled the learning outcomes of the programme of study, or part of a programme, and have achieved the standard required to progress to the next stage or to qualify for an award. Assessments support the student learning experience and provide opportunities for students to engage in formative and summative assessments to test knowledge, ability, skill, and critical understanding. The undergraduate 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 skills assessments) that are designed to assess, develop, and enhance academic and employability skills. Students who wish to obtain an honours degree award will be expected to produce a dissertation of between 8,000 to 12,000 words in the final year.
Employability & Careers
On graduation from the Cardiff School of Sport you will be able to follow a career in elite sport performance analysis, sports science support, sports development and non-sporting applications of performance analysis. Performance analysis students who graduated from the first undergraduate cohort in July 2016 are now working in performance analysis with England Rugby, Swansea City, Nottingham Forrest and Southampton football clubs and England Netball. Three have secured internships, one is working as a senior technician in the School of Sport and others have continued onto further study at master’s and doctoral level.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should normally have five GCSEs including 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:
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or 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 UCAS Course Search for the entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.
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
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.
Selection is based on the receipt of a completed UCAS application and attendance to a Sport Applicant Day.
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
Part-time applications should be made direct to the University at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/selfservice
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.