Moray House School of Education and Sport

Programme Structure

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Programme structure / Entry requirements

Jack Thorpe, swimmer
Jack Thorpe represented Scotland in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, earning a bronze medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Jack studied part-time around his sports commitments.

There are about 40 places available on the Sport Management degree each year.

No specific subjects are required for entry but we recommend knowledge of a social science subject, for example, Sociology, Business Management, Economics, Modern Studies, Geography, History and Politics.

The programme also encourages mature students with appropriate industrial experience to apply.

Course description (2022-23)

Teaching strategy

Before your arrival for the induction week, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will work with you on a one-to-one basis and also in small group settings to support you throughout your degree programme.

After induction, your learning experience on this programme will be a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, field trips, and placement or work-based learning.  

The programme makes use of a combination of assessment strategies which include coursework written assignments or extended essay papers, individual or group oral presentations, placement project reports, in-class tests, examinations and a dissertation report as a final research project as you exit the programme. These innovative approaches will enhance your employability as well as prepare you for postgraduate study.

Last Season, 2017/2018, part of my accomplishments include breaking the Scottish Record, in the 50m freestyle, at the British Summer Championships with a recorded time of 22.45 seconds. These achievements would not have possible without the continued support from the University, the academic and elite sporting systems. The support is towards my training as well as my part-time academic flexibility that has been generously offered at key points throughout my career. The University of Edinburgh is at the forefront in the UK higher education environment, providing the highest levels of support academically and also from a sporting performance perspective.

Jack Thorpe, BSc (Hons) Sport & Recreation Management student / Freestyle swimmer in the Scotland Gold Coast 2018 squad