Undergraduate Pathway: Sports and Exercise Science

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Sports scientists help athletes to be fitter, faster, stronger and more mentally prepared to maximise their performance.
Sports Science embraces science, technology and medicine to help teams and individuals gain a competitive edge over their rivals. The demand for expertise in this discipline is increasing, both in exercise settings and high-performance sport. Sports Science at Swansea is a professionally relevant programme that explores the factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)

Stage 1: University Foundation

£16,450 (2 Semesters)

£19,450 (3 Semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Stage 1: Two or Three semesters depending on your English language ability.

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September

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Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Principles of ICT
  • Statistics

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Sports and Exercise Science


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University Degree pathways

Popular Careers

  • Coaching
  • Performance training
  • Sports and exercise training