Academy of Sport - Acadamaidh Spòrs Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann


The Academy of Sport provides opportunities to access study at one of the world's leading Universities.

We offer opportunities for postgraduate research leading to the qualification of PhD, postgraduate study through our flagship MSc programme, and access to education through our free innovative massive open online course on football and our credit-bearing course through the Office of Lifelong Learning.

We seek to support synergies of academics, practitioners, educators in their respective fields who reach out to local, national and international communities to provide and develop sustainable professional services and development.

New partnership with the Barça Innovation Hub – Universitas

Learn from one of the best - Our partnership with FC Barcelona means that we can offer a range of certificates designed to advancing professional knowledge and capabilities of anyone interested in todays Sports- Football Industry.

MSc in Sport Policy, Management and International Development

Pelé and Katherine Grainger
This innovative MSc in Sport Policy, Management and International Development provides a critical understanding of the key concepts necessary for employment and advancement across all sport sectors.

PhD in Sport

Social sciences, humanities and inter-disciplinary research in sport makes a difference.

Football: More than a Game (credit & non-credit)

Homeless World Cup
Explore the world of football, its role in the world today, finances, clubs, nations, rivalries and much more.

Summer School: The Global Impact of Sport

Join us in the winter 2019 or summer of 2020 to explore the relationship between sport, heritage, and culture and The Global Impact of Sport, a new Academy of Sport short course from the University of Edinburgh Summer School. Gain academic credit over this 4 week summer course.

Educated Pass

The University has pioneered the Educated Pass project which helps teenage boys think about how the school curriculum is relevant to them, and how pursuing their studies could help them achieve a career in football.

The project works in partnership with the Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA), Edinburgh College and West Lothian College.  Each year Educated Pass works with local youth football teams throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians and North Lanarkshire.