Moray House School of Education and Sport

Student opportunities

Find out about the compulsory work placement in Year 2, the options to Study Abroad in Year 3, and

Professional Placements

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


Study Abroad

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.

Go Abroad


Sports Facilities

Students playing sports in sports hall

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.

Sport and Exercise