B.Sc. Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
This Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching programme from the University of Greenwich is based on the BSc Hons Sports Science degree, but approximately a quarter of the content is specifically focused on football coaching. The programme is intended to provide a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science.



This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports- and exercise-related careers, particularly in relation to football.

During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football
  • To develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology
  • To provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players.
  • To enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, presentations and project reports.

Career options

Career opportunities exist in sports related environments such as football coaching, sports science support, sports development, health education and promotion, self-employed opportunities, personal trainers and advisors. Graduates can also continue on to postgraduate programmes such as teaching, physiotherapy, research and specialist courses.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
Credits 360
For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits)
  • Human Physiology (15 credits)
  • Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Football Coaching (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2 (30 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
  • The Science of Football (15 credits)
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Independent Research Project (30 credits)
  • Advanced Football Coaching (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits)
  • Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits)
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
  • Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)
  • Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)

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Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points

FROM two or more science A-levels, for example from biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)

OR BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

* Applicants are recommended to gain a Level 1 coaching award before start of degree.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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University of Greenwich

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich, founded in 1890, has three campuses at Greenwich (London), Avery Hill (London) and Medway (Kent), each with modern learning facilities, in beautiful historic buildings. The University has a resource base of highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. Innovation and strong links to industry and commerce, complemented by research excellence and an international agenda are what make the University of Greenwich a leading modern university.