Undergraduate courses

If you are interested in learning about physical activity for health and wellbeing, sport for performance or participation, or movement rehabilitation, our multi-disciplinaryundergraduate degree programmes offer you unrivalled opportunities.

We have two main undergraduate programmes with different emphases within the broad field of sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation. We also offer collaborative degrees with the Professional Golfers’ Association and joint honours degrees with other schools in the university. See our full list of programmes below

Undergraduate Degrees

We offer the following programmes at undergraduate level:

Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

Physiotherapy at Birmingham is a popular modular programme that offers both classroom and clinical-based experience.

2014 National Student Survey "97% of students said they were satisfied with the teaching on our Physiotherapy course"

Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science BSc (Hons)

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

This degree programme offers you the opportunity to examine the theory and practice of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors. You will gain skills that will enable you to contribute positively to your career prospectswithin sport, coaching, education and community contexts.

Professional Golf Studies FdSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Foundation
  • 3 years

Foundation Degrees are relatively new qualifications and are equal to the first two years of a full (three year) honours degree.  The qualification is awarded by the University of Birmingham and can be “topped up” to an honours degree by further study.

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Applied Golf Management Studies BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate    Single honours    3 years

This unique degree programme is a partnership between the University and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). As the only degree of its kind in the world, it gives you the chance of combining a high-level applied theoretical degree with membership of the PGA (subject to application). [more...]

Sport and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate    Single honours    3 years

If you are interested in studying sport, exercise and physical activity on a science based programme, then this programme will suit you. You will gain a strong scientific understanding of human physiology, psychology, anatomy, biomechanics and biochemistry. You will learn about how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity promote health from cellular to whole body perspectives. [more...]

Joint Honours Degrees (BSc)

Mathematics and Sports Science Joint Honours BSc

Birmingham is one of the few universities in the country to offer this Joint Honours combination, allowing you to pursue your interest in mathematics with the study of the psychological and physiological factors influencing performance in sport and exercise.

More information on the Mathematics and Sports Science Joint Honours BSc here


Sports and Materials Science Joint Honours BSc

This Joint Honours programme gives you an understanding of design and materials in sports equipment in relation to the athlete’s behaviour during sport and exercise that is essential to peak performance.

More information on the Sports and Materials Science Joint Honours BSc here 

For further information, or for help in completing your UCAS form, please contact the student recruitment team admissions-sportex@bham.ac.ukor call 0121 414 4933.

Foundation Programmes

For international students from 12-year education systems, all the above programmes are available with a foundation yearthrough the Birmingham Foundation Academy.