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

Entry Year

​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 Content​

​You will study:

Intercalated - Level 6 Only
Module Code Module Title
SSP6000Independent Project
SSP6125Interdisciplinary Sport and Exercise Science
Sports Biomechanics
SSP6128Physiology of Sport Performance
SSP6130Sport Psychology
SSP6127Health and Rehabilitation Biomechanics
SSP6129Exercise Physiology for Health
SSP6131Exercise Psychology

Learning & Teaching

Effective learning, teaching and assessment methods underpin the educational aims and the learning outcomes of all of our programmes and modules. Learning and teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and practical sessions. Our Virtual Learning Environment is also an integral aspect of the learning package that supports the needs of our students.

Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, whilst seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions focus on the application of key concepts with the aim of enhancing the student experience and engagement. You will also meet tutors on a one to one basis. As a school, we work hard to provide student-centered learning opportunities that deliver a high quality and flexible learning environment.

Learning and teaching methods emphasise and facilitate the development of your critical reasoning, and encourage the integration of practice and theory. Throughout your programme, you will experience both tutor-led learning and self-directed methods of learning, increasing independence and reflection and encouraging you to develop a positive attitude toward lifelong learning.

Our teaching and learning methods embed the Cardiff Met 'EDGE' (Ethical, Global, Digital & Entrepreneurial) skills and you will be well equipped to demonstrate graduate attributes expected of you in an increasingly competitive world of work. We aim to help you to develop into reflective professionals and critical scholars.

In your sport programme at Cardiff Met, you will encounter a learning experience from induction to graduation that is coherent and develops your identity within your programme of study.

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.


The assessment strategies for each module vary to ensure that most appropriate method is implemented for your area of study. Modes of assessment are designed to both enhance your learning experience and to acknowledge that you have fulfilled the learning outcomes linked to each module. Assessment also ensures that you have achieved the standard required to progress to the next stage or to qualify for an award (as articulated by the FHEQ and CQFW). Assessments support your learning experience by providing opportunities for you to engage in formative and summative assessments to test your knowledge, ability, skill, and critical understanding. The undergraduate modules are assessed by a combination of assessment types. For example:

  • written coursework
  • poster presentations
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios
  • seen and unseen exams
  • practical skills
  • other activities designed to assess, develop, and enhance academic and employability skills.

You will be expected to complete a final project as part of the assessment of your honours degree. Final projects are major pieces of work that may be a research, innovation, consultancy or community project.

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 & Health Sciences 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.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

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 Director, Chris Pugh:
Tel: 029 2020 5293

We endeavour to deliver courses as described and will not normally make changes to courses, such as course title, content, delivery, and teaching provision. However, it may be necessary for the university to make changes in the course provision before or after enrolment. It reserves the right to make variations to content or delivery methods, including discontinuation or merging courses if such action is considered necessary. Please read our Terms and Conditions for the full information.

Key Course Information

UCAS Code: C605

Place of Study: 
Cyncoed Campus

Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences

Course Length:
One year full-time.

See Also:​
A Brief Guide to Intercalated Degrees

Further Information
Sport Facilities

The University continues to invest in its world-class sporting facilities at the Cyncoed campus to enhance the performance and academic development of all our students.