Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any subjects that you consider essential for entrance onto the BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Acticvity degree programme?
This is a question that is often put to us by applicants – and one that we are always happy to discuss with you further. We do not require applicants to have achieved A levels in specific subjects for entry onto the BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity programme. However, there are some subject areas that will prepare you well for the focus of study, and indeed the methods of learning that we engage in for the degree. These include subjects such as Sport Studies, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology, and wider subject areas including English, Humanities and other social science subjects (e.g. Politics, Law, etc.). In addition, some students may find that the study of Biology will be excellent preparation for the physiology discipline within the degree programme.
Applicants will often ask which are the best combinations of subjects to take at the A2 level. Our advice is to select the combination of subjects that you most enjoy, and that will give you the best chance of attaining the entrance profile we require for entry onto our programme. (Of course, think of how the A2 subjects you choose will facilitate your preparation to study the degree course as well). We are always pleased to offer you (or your school/ college) advice with the selection of your subjects, and we do strongly encourage you to check with the Admissions Tutors of all the Universities you are applying to so that you can be sure you are selecting the right combination of required subjects.