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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated)

Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) - BSc (Hons) Degree


Course Overview

​This BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated) degree is only open to medical students in the UK who are deemed suitable for intercalation by their ‘home University’. This is usually after the intermediate/pre-clinical phase of study but variation may exist across different Medical Schools. This programme is not a ‘top-up’ course.

By undertaking this degree, you will integrate with students on the final year of the ‘BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science’ degree and have the opportunity to work in the challenging sports and exercise environment, within first class sports science laboratories and sports facilities. 

Course information on this page relates to September 2018 entry.

​Course Content​

​You will study: 

  • For an Independent Project in one or more of Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology 
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (1 module) 

Three modules from the following list of four options:

  • Exercise Physiology for Sport Performance
  • Exercise Physiology for Health 
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Exercise Psychology 

The Independent Project is 40 credits, while all other modules are 20 credits.

Learning & Teaching

The delivery of modules is achieved using a range of techniques. Specifically students will experience lectures, practicals and seminars for taught modules along with seminars and one-to-one tutorials for their Independent Project. ​ 

Students can expect to receive around 12 hours of contact time per week via lectures, personal tutorials, practicals and seminars. This figure does not include the time needed for the Independent Project (e.g., data collection & processing; learning new techniques, etc.). 

Applicants are encouraged to view the research interests of staff in the School by viewing individual staff profiles from the research being undertaken in the School.


You will be assessed using a range of assessment techniques including essays, reviews, examinations, vivas and scientific reports. Final examinations take place in the last weeks of May, there is no other formal examination period although coursework and other assessments will be spread throughout the academic year. 

Feedback will usually be presented in writing and consideration of draft work (most notably in the Independent Project) will be provided prior to submission.

Employability & Careers​

Upon successful completion of their medical degree, successful graduates from this course could work in sport and exercise medicine, for example with elite athletes, national teams and squads or be involved in health promotion activities within a local authority or health care trust. 

Graduates will also be in an ideal position to undertake the ‘MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine’ degree at the Cardiff School of Sport or to register on the recently approved Certificate for Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Applicants must have passed, at their first attempt, all of the modules in the intermediate stage of their medical studies. Applicants must also have the approval of their current Medical School 

Selection Procedure: In the first instance, you are advised to contact the programme director (see ‘contact us’). An application should then be made through UCAS. Please note that although the UCAS 'Equal Consideration' deadline is January 15th, applications are still considered right up to the start of the programme. 

We do not offer specific Open Days for this programme but, through the Programme Director, you can arrange for an informal visit to meet staff members and see the facilities.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

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.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Michael G Hughes:
Tel: 029 2020 5812


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