Find out about the compulsory work placement in Year 2, the options to Study Abroad in Year 3, and
You will have the opportunity to arrange a work placement in Year 2 of your studies. This is a compulsory placement that offers you an opportunity to bring together theory and practice or policy and practice within a real-world work context. This work-based learning experience will help you develop specific skills for the sports industry as well as enhance your employability through transferable skills.
Past placement opportunities have previously been with a wide range of organisations such as:
- Active Schools Schemes for Edinburgh / East Lothian / North Lanarkshire
- Basketball Scotland
- Crags Community Centre
- Cricket Scotland
- David Lloyd Leisure Ltd
- Scottish Institute of Sport
- Edinburgh Leisure
- GSi Events Ltd
- Harlequins FC
- IMG (UK) Ltd
- Jog Scotland
- Nuffield Health Club
- PlayerLayer Ltd
- Scottish Football Museums
- Spartans Community Football Academy
- Trans World Soccer
- West Lothian Council Sport Development and Facilities
- Youth Football Scotland
During my placement with Cricket Scotland, I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to observe key players in essential operational and managerial roles such as the CEO, the Events Management team and other supporting staff members. This enabled me to translate the theoretical aspects of my degree programme courses into practice. As a cricketer, I also gained a more in depth understanding of the elite athlete performance pathway whilst working with the Performance Pathway Manager. Throughout this placement, I developed and enhanced key skills which included forming professional relationships, developing interpersonal networking skills, working within a large team and gained confidence in travelling independently to new venues. All these skills and character building opportunities will be beneficial in undertaking future engagements.
In Year 3, international study opportunities are available on comparable courses in European universities as well as at a range of universities in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Bobbie studied the BSc Sport and Recreation Management programme and studied in the USA in 2019/20. Hear from Bobbie about her experiences.
For information about studying abroad during your studies at the University of Edinburgh, see the Go Abroad section of the website.
As a student on this programme, you’ll be based in Moray House’s Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences.
Here we offer comprehensively-equipped laboratories for human performance, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and motor skills.
For anyone with an interest and involvement in sport, Edinburgh is ideal - with facilities and societies catering for 24 of the 26 Olympic sporting disciplines.
Facilities for Sport-related Teaching and Research
Sport & Exercise at the University
The Institute is connected to the University’s Sport and Exercise facilities, offering specialist gymnasia, sports halls, a swimming pool and fitness suites. The Peffermill complex is located nearby and provides high quality pitches for various sports.
The excellence of our facilities provide a quality infrastructure to support effective and efficient programme delivery.