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What makes a pathway in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Worcester International College (UWIC) special?

The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.

This Institute boasts truly world class facilities – the fact that we were selected as a training base for athletes preparing for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is testament to the strength of our facilities. We have a multi-purpose indoor sports centre, two floodlit synthetic pitches, an exercise physiology suite, two further sports science laboratories, nutrition laboratory, teaching rooms, gymnasium and dance studio. Recent major developments have seen the introduction of the award-winning Riverside Building and the 2,000 seat Worcester Arena. Our innovative Motion and Performance Centre is situated on the St John's campus and has expertise in a wide range of areas, ranging from Physical Activity, Exercise and Health to Biomechanics and Sport and Exercise Physiology.

The Institute has many sporting links, with a particular strength in basketball. Our men's and women's teams have both enjoyed considerable success, and the British Basketball League professional team the Worcester Wolves are also based on campus. The University also has good links with the region’s sports teams, particularly Worcester Rugby Club, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester Hockey Club and Worcester Rowing Club.

The University of Worcester is one of the UK’s most supportive universities. We have an established heritage of outstanding teaching.

In 2017 we were ranked among the top 10 universities in the country for sport in Which? University’s independent annual Student Survey. 



We add value to individuals and organisations by:

  • Working to improve business productivity and opportunity through research and consultancy
  • Improving the regional knowledge economy
  • Enhancing business opportunities for the region
  • Attracting new students, staff and businesses to the region
  • Providing a focal point for discussions and activities to support business growth programmes

Pathways at the University of Worcester

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

Stage 1 (Foundation)

5 GCSE passes or equivalent, with a minimum C/4 grade average overall

Stage 2 (First year degree)

48 UCAS tariff points at GCE A/AS Level or equivalent

Please visit our entrance requirements page to find out more about equivalent qualifications from your own country.

English language requirements

The language of instruction at UWIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency.

Course content

What will you study?

Stage 1

University Foundation

  • Study Skills and Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Globalisation
  • ICT Skills
  • Mass Communication
  • Numerical Skills
  • Foundations in Sport & Exercise Science

Stages 2, 3 and 4

Stages 2, 3 and 4 follow the module structure of the First, Second and Third year of the University of Worcester degree programme that you decide to progress on to. Please see the relevant course page for details:       

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Why choose UWIC?

Find out why the University of Worcester International College could be your perfect way to study in the UK.

Find out more about UWIC


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The City of Worcester

Discover why Worcester is such a great student city.

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Study duration and location

Study duration and location

Where and when will you be studying?


Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January

Stage 2: September

Study Location

City  Campus
University of Worcester
Castle Street


How much will it cost?

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2020/21 academic year

  • University Foundation - £12,240
  • International First Year Degree - £13,190
  • Second and Third Year Degree - £12,700 per year

For more information on fees, please visit our UWIC admission and fees page.

All fees are subject to inflation and annual review. Fees for the 2021/22 academic year will be available soon.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £108 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £184 per week (2021/22 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply