Our students come from all over the world with previous experience in all aspects of the sports industry. You'll join an international community at a world-class University with a reputation for top performance in sport and research.
What did you like best about your programme?
The in-depth learning of every module and the multicultural environment. A special mention to the staff of Sports Management - John Kelly, Gavin, Jung Woo Lee for being very approachable and friendly. I truly enjoyed their classes.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about applying to your programme?
Learn to use your time efficiently and organise yourself to get most out of the Master's. Do have a clarity in your thought process while approaching the deadlines for your assignments. The clarity will come when you schedule your time efficiently to balance out academic and personal life. Enjoy the learning period.
What made you choose Moray House School of Education and Sport?
The University of Edinburgh being a top rated university in the world made me go for it.
How do you feel your experience has better prepared you for your future career?
A year in Edinburgh has made me more independent and boosted my confidence.
What is your current role or occupation?
I am currently a Sport PhD research student at Moray House, the University of Edinburgh.
Why did you choose to study at Moray House School of Education and Sport?
I chose Moray House, the University of Edinburgh because of its world-wide academic reputation. I was also attracted by the city itself. It was like living in a dream when I walked past the historical buildings and beautiful scenery. In addition, the sporting environment was friendly and inclusive on campus. I really enjoyed my experiences in both curling and the tennis club.
Why did you choose to study this degree?
With growing interest in sport, combined with my media academic background, I began to search for a postgraduate programme that suits my academic and professional pursuit of becoming a sport-media practitioner. MSc Sport Policy, Management and International Development at Edinburgh offered a wide range of courses related to the social and political context of sport, which I believed would allow me to gain more knowledge about sport and the media. This was the main reason why I chose to study this degree.
What did you enjoy most about the programme?
I would say the dissertation process. It was a fascinating chance for me to conduct my own scientific research. I enjoyed very much reviewing relevant literature and analysing the collected data. For me, it was a bit difficult at the beginning as English was not my first language. However, it turned out fine in the end.
What specific skills did you develop?
In this one-year Master’s programme, I’ve developed the skills in critical thinking, effective reading and academic writing. These skills are essential for doing research.
Why would you recommend the programme to others?
I would recommend this programme not only because it gives a comprehensive theoretical understanding of the role of sport in the society, but also because you can make friends with other students from all over the world. Moreover, the lecturers are all brilliant.
In what way do you think the degree contributed to your career?
This MSc degree has developed my research skills (critical thinking, independent study, team working and essay writing) which are very helpful for my current doctoral research.
What advice would you give to someone considering studying this programme at Edinburgh?
If you are an international student, don’t be afraid of cultural barriers. Be confident to go out and make more friends.
MSc Sport & Recreation Business Management (now the MSc Sport Policy, Management and International Development)
Why did you want to study this MSc?
I was attracted to the programme because of its nature in both sport and recreation. My past experiences working for non-profits and the parks and recreation field aligned well to the programme objectives and I wanted to increase my marketability in the workforce.
Why did you choose to study the MSc at the University of Edinburgh?
I chose Edinburgh because of its high-quality education and ranking amongst other schools. The city’s cultural diversity was also something that attracted me specifically to Edinburgh.
What did you enjoy most about your degree?
Our classes covered a range of topics, all directly applicable to a future career in sport, recreation and business.
What was the most useful aspect you learned in your lectures, workshops and tutorials?
I believe the ability to think critically has been the most useful aspect. The programme requires you to discover issues, dilemmas and phenomena that are not always visible to the public eye.
In what way do you think the MSc will contribute to your career in sport?
I believe this programme has developed my knowledge extensively. I believe it will allow me to progress and take on challenges that have public and political influence. The degree has set me up to jump into the marketplace as a young manager, applying my educational skillset while learning applied skills within the workplace at the same time.