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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MSci, BSc Sports Science and Physiology (Integrated Masters)

Programme code:MSBS-SS&PUCAS code:BC19
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Carrie Ferguson Contact address:c.ferguson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

- A-level: AAA
- Including a science subject OR both Psychology and Sports Science/PE in place of a science at A2. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
- We accept the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
- Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
- GCSE: Grade B or above at GCSE Maths and Grade C or above at GCSE English

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences benchmark, adapted to be appropriate to Sport and Exercise Sciences programmes, incorporating elements of the benchmark for Hospitality, Sport, Leisure and Tourism.

The three year BSc programmes upon which the Integrated Masters are built meet the QAA Benchmarks and meet the QAA expectations for integrated masters programmes.

There are no specified QAA Benchmarks for Integrated Masters degrees in Bioscience, however the principle of such programmes in other subject areas is to ensure coverage of Honours level Benchmark requirements plus ensure that the higher Masters levels objectives are met.

Programme specification:

The MSci, BSc Sports Science and Physiology programme offers students an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge plus the exceptional experience of advanced research. The initial two years of the programme follows the existing BSc Sports Science and Physiology programme. The year 3 will be similar to that for students enrolled on the 3 year BSc programme but integrated with year 4 with students undertaking a research project comprising of a 20 credit research project and 20 credit research literature project at level 3. The fourth year of the programme is research focused, comprising a 90 credit research project and 30 credits of advanced research training. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning, problem solving and data analysis, taught in the context of the subject. The extended individual project allows students to develop their research skills in greater depth and produce a report containing material of publishable quality that could contribute to a research publication.

By the end of this programme, students should have a broad understanding of each of the major sport and exercise science Sports Science and Physiology s and their relationship to sport and exercise, with an in-depth appreciation of exercise physiology. They will have been introduced to state-of-the-art techniques currently in use in research laboratories and will have an understanding of the mathematical, theoretical and conceptual foundations of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and sports and exercise psychology.

Analytical, evaluation and design skills necessary for work in a research environment will have been developed. Specific and/or transferable skills necessary to become a sports and exercise scientist, or someone working in a sport and exercise environment, including postgraduate training and research opportunities leading to for example, physiotherapy, masters by research or PGCE teaching.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1031Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1107Functional Anatomy for Sports Scientists10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1211Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC1213Fundamentals of Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1216Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1223The Physiology of Exercise Testing and Performance10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1224Exercise Bioenergetics10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates may select up to 10 credits of optional modules

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC1225Physical Activity Across the Lifespan10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take 10 credits of discovery modules.

- Students may select discovery modules from the University Discovery modules Handbook.
- Students must ensure they check that the Discovery modules they select fit into their timetables for both semesters.
- Student should note that they are not allowed to select PSYC1613 as it is mutually exclusive with their core module SPSC1216.

- Students must ensure they check that the Discovery modules they select fit into their timetables for both semesters.
- Student should note that they are not permitted to select PSYC1613 as it is mutually exclusive with core module SPSC1216.
- Students may also select other discovery modules from the University Discovery modules Handbook.
The following is a list of suggested Discovery modules taken in the past by our students:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SPSC2218Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC2221Exercise Physiology in Special Populations10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC2222Exercise at the Limits: Physiology in Challenging Environments10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC2321Exercise Physiology: Pushing the Physiological Limitations to Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

GROUP A
Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SPSC2131Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC2309Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning and Rehabilitation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

GROUP B
Candidates will be required to select a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SPSC2115Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC2315Social and Applied Psychology of Sport and Exercise20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Group C
Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

SPSC2213Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 110 creditsSemester 1
SPSC2304Mechanics of Sport and Exercise 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Group D
Candidates may select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 30 credits from the following suggested modules.
Modules not coded SPSC must be checked to ensure that you have the required pre-requisites and that they fit into your timetable.
Candidates may only select a maximum of 20 credits that are not level 2 modules (i.e. LEED1XXX) Candidates who choose one of these modules should be aware of the implications for completing their degree and on their classification average.

BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2123Sensory and Motor Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD2160Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD2165Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD2300Energy Metabolism and Obesity10 credits 
LEED1201Supporting the Injured Athlete10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LEED1300Skills in Sports & Outdoor Activities - Theory & Practice10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2131Emerging Leaders10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2300Graduate Skills for Professional Development20 creditsNot running in 201920
SPSC1225Physical Activity Across the Lifespan10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may select 10 credits of discovery modules.

Remember some Discovery modules will have pre-requisites that you need to ensure you have completed in order to take them. If you don't you may find you are removed from the module during the checking phase in the summer and are left with little or no choice at that point.

If you chose to take an discovery module it will be in lieu of a module from Optional modules group D above. To select an discovery you must complete the Discovery Module Approval Form and have your choice approved by the programme leader. Failure to have your discovery approved may result in it being removed from your record during the checking process in the summer.

- Candidates may select up to 10 credits of discovery modules as approved by the programme leader.
- Any discovery module chosen will be in lieu of a module from Group D above. Failure to have the discovery approved or to have completed any necessary pre-requisites may result in it being removed during the checking process in the summer.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SPSC3301Inter-disciplinary Issues in Sport and Exercise Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC3321Advanced Exercise Physiology10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3326Exercise Prescription for Health and Disease10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3389Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

It is recommended that candidates select a Physiology research project.

Optional modules:

GROUP A
Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules:

SPSC3125Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3315Movement Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3316Mechanics of Sport and Performance10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3318Exercise and Psychological Health10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC3328Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition10 creditsSemester 2
SPSC3329Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation10 creditsSemester 2

GROUP B
Candidates may take between 0 and 20 credits from the following modules or other modules as agreed by the programme leader. Candidates may only select one LEED coded module.
Candidates may only select a maximum of 20 credits that are not level 3 modules (ie SPSC2XXX or LEED2XXX). Candidates who choose one of these modules should be aware of the implications for completing their degree and on their classification average.

BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD3071Diet and Cardiovascular Health10 creditsSemester 2
LEED2009Teaching and Coaching Young People10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2031Outdoor Adventure and Team Building10 creditsSemester 2
LEED2050Event Management10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2060Sports Development and Management10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LEED2070Introduction to Strength and Conditioning10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED2300Graduate Skills for Professional Development20 creditsNot running in 201920
LEED3001Research Development Project10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LEED3002Outdoor Adventure-Land, Water and Air Activities10 creditsSemester 1
SPSC2240Human Motor Development10 creditsSemester 1


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SPSC5314MPersonal Development and Employability for Sport and Exercise Scientists30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SPSC5382MExtended Research Project90 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 07/05/2019

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