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Undergraduate course

Sport with Foundation Year

A year of preparatory work to build your confidence and enable you to develop your academic and professional skills.

Foundation sport students taking part in a class

This Foundation Year allows you to progress to undergraduate study by completing one-year of preparatory work that will build your confidence and develop your academic and professional skills. As you progress through the programme you will be at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice, and be well prepared for a career in the area of sport you choose to specialise in.

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York campus

  • Duration – 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
  • Start date – September 2020, September 2021
  • School – Sport

Minimum Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS Tariff points

    1 GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent)

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2020-21 £9,250 per year

    International 2020-21 £12,750 per year

The York St John Experience

Course overview

Our Foundation Year in Sports aims to provide the preparatory knowledge and key practical and study skills required to be successful at undergraduate level. With this in mind, the modules include introductory content that spans all key areas of sport science and sport studies (e.g., physiology, biomechanics, psychology and sociology),

there is a strong focus on managing the transition to independent study and  the experience of different types of assessment (presentations, exams, essays, practicals), as well as a focus on basic laboratory and field based competences. All modules are couched within the context of sport (unlike generic Foundation Years). The Foundation Year follows a standard academic year structure with two semesters.

BA/BSc Sport courses available with Foundation Year:

BA Physical Education and Sport Coaching with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C7C2


BSc Sport and Exercise Therapy with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C7C3


BSc Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C7C6


MArt/Msci Sport courses available with Foundation Year:

MArt Physical Education and Sport Coaching with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C6C8


MSci Sport and Exercise Therapy with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C6C5


MSci Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: C5C7

Course structure

Level 1

Our Foundation Year comprises of four modules comprising of two in semester 1 and two in semester 2 (all compulsory). These are completed prior to progressing to our three programmes at Undergraduate level.

Modules

Our Foundation Year comprises of four modules comprising of two in semester 1 and two in semester 2 (all compulsory). These are completed prior to progressing to our three programmes at Undergraduate level.

Academic Scholarship in Sport and Exercise (30 credits)

Introduction to basic academic study skills and common types of assessments in sport and exercise sciences/studies.

Laboratory and Field-Based Testing (30 credits)

Introduction to basic laboratory and field-based physiological testing so to ensure safe and proficient practice. 

Anatomy and Mechanics (30 credits)

Introduction to basic human anatomy and the mechanics of human movement and how this is measured and analysed. 

Sport, Exercise and Social Science (30 credits) 

Introduction to social scientific approaches to studying sport and exercise phenomena.

Teaching & Assessment

Modules are taught using a combination of classroom, laboratory and field-based settings.

Each module includes 4 hours of contact per week that is delivered in one afternoon per week (this is 8 hours and two afternoons per week for full-time study). The remainder is guided independent study.

All modules include a combination of formative and summative assessment. All summative assessments encountered on modules will be included in our Academic Scholarship in Sport and Exercise module to help preparation for other modules.

 

All modules will include an academic module director and graduate teaching assistants for support (providing a highly supportive environment). All students will have an academic tutor who they will meet throughout the foundation year.

Work-related learning is offered as part of the programme through short-term placement/volunteering.

Funding your course

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

48 UCAS Tariff points

GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent)

Calculate your tariff points.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements. Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our international pages.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

International entry requirements

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay depends on whether you live inside the UK or EU, or internationally (outside the UK/EU). Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

UK & EU 2020 entry

To study for a foundation year, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay depends on whether you live inside the UK or EU, or internationally (outside the UK/EU). Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

UK & EU 2020 entry

If you choose to study full time, the tuition fee for 2020 entry is:

  • £9,250 for your foundation year
  • £9,250 per year of your undergraduate degree for full time study.

If you choose to study part time, the tuition fee for 2020 entry is:

  • £4,625 per year for the duration of your foundation year (2 years)
  • £6,935 per year for the first 4 years of your undergraduate course.

This price applies to all UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

You can apply for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan for the full duration of your course, including the foundation year and then your undergraduate degree.

You can find out more about funding your degree by visiting our funding opportunities page.

Funding Opportunities 

International (non-EU) 2020 entry

For full time study the tuition fee for 2020 entry to this course is:

  • £12,750 for your foundation year
  • £12,750 per year of your undergraduate degree.

This price applies to all students living outside the UK/EU.

Due to immigration laws, if you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you must study full time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages.

Find out more about funding your degree.

International Fees and Funding

Additional costs and financial support

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Course-related costs

While studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.

Study Abroad

For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad pages.

Accommodation and living costs

View our accommodation pages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.

Financial help and support

Our Funding Advice team are here to help you with your finances throughout your degree. They offer a personal service that can help you with funding your studies and budgeting for living expenses. 

All undergraduates receive financial support through the York St John Aspire card. Find out more about the Aspire scheme and how it can be used to help you purchase equipment you need for your course. 

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