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Geography and Sports Studies BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Excellent local and residential fieldwork opportunities throughout the programme, which have repeatedly been commended by external experts
  • Outstanding access to resources, including a GIS and Visualisation Suite, GPS units for field mapping, two river monitoring stations, laboratories, and a wide range of specialist equipment
  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching that engage with real-world topics and issues, assessed through a diverse range of coursework types
  • Strong links with local employers provide opportunities for students to conduct exciting and innovative third-year research projects
  • Create and manage your study programme from a uniquely broad selection of topic areas from sports science to sport sociology, from practical teaching/coaching to sport management and development
  • Our facilities for studying and researching are BASES accredited and equipped with all the necessary technology to help you study for modules in the early years and conduct research in your final year
  • Gain workplace experience and gain credits for your degree
  • Enjoy the tutorship of staff at the cutting edge of professional and academic work

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Geography and Sports Studies.


Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements:

112 UCAS Tariff Points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) may be required for some modules


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Dr Cheryl Jones
Head of Geography and Archaeology
01905 855425

Claire-Marie Roberts
Sport Studies
01905 542587

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Earth Systems, Processes and Landscapes
People and Place


Module options:

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science
Sociocultural Studies in Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise
Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
Foundations of Sport Management
Exercise Training and Prescription
Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability
Sport Tourism and Event Management       

Year 2

Core modules:



Module options:

Geography Field Course
Researching Geography
Mountain Environments, Landscapes and Hazards
Meteorology and Climate
River Monitoring and Assessment
Natural Hazards
Contemporary Issues in Human Geography
Geographies of Development
Rural Geography
Urban Geography
Architecture and the Built Heritage
Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion
The Research Process
The Research Process
Historical and Sociological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise
Scientific Underpinnings of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
Sport Operational Management
Sport Event Operations
Motor Skill Progression
Sport and Disability
Sport Journalism       

Year 3

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Sport


Module options:

Research Project in Geography
Applied GIS & Remote Sensing
River Conservation and Management
River Science Research Project
Environmental Geology
Mountain Glaciers and Landscape
Ice Age Environments
Critical Geographies of Leisure and Consumption
Political Geography
Countryside Conservation and Agricultural Change
Town and Country Planning
Architecture and the Built Heritage
Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion
Environment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Independent Study
Socio-cultural Critique of Global and Olympic Sports
Work Based Learning
Contemporary Issues In Sport
The Sports Entrepreneur
Sport Strategy in Action
Group Dynamics in Sport
Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
The Developing Child in Sport Advanced Sport and Disability



The Geography element of your joint honours degree will prepare you for a range of interesting and diverse careers, including environmental consultancy, geographical information systems (GIS) management, local government and planning (e.g. town and country planning, regeneration managers, tourism officers, climate change development officers, data managers, community service managers), conservation, working with the wildlife Trust or Civil Service, research and teaching. Alternatively you may wish to continue to postgraduate study and other professional qualifications.

Sports Studies is a flexible sports degree that provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers, for example in sports development and management, sports coaching, physical education teaching, research, public services, professional sport and health and fitness management. This is also an ideal base for postgraduate study additionally students may have the opportunity to take part in research projects.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Geography and Sports Studies BSc (Hons) - LC76

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