Moray House School of Education

Applied Sports Science (BSc Hons)

Designed to develop the knowledge of the place, value and purpose of sport and exercise within society.

Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy studied Applied Sport Science here at the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education


Sport and exercise science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours. This is a very popular subject to study at university and is among the most commonly applied for science degree subjects in the UK.

The Applied Sport Science degree at Edinburgh is designed to allow students to develop the knowledge of the place, value and purpose of sport and exercise within society.

Our degree is well established having been developed over many years; it continues to be one of the most sought after sport science programmes in the UK.

My time spent studying at Edinburgh was a very important stage of my career. Not only was I working to improve my physical abilities, I was actually learning about the principles of what I was doing. On my visit today, I was blown-away by the facilities now available to the students here.

Sir Chris HoyOn the day he received Alumnus of the Year award

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.

Our programme combines academic and applied concepts, and covers all of the core sport science disciplines (biomechanics, psychology and physiology) throughout its four years. In addition a diverse range of option courses expands the scope of the course beyond sport to include exercise and health.

While applied in nature this is also very much a science degree with a substantial content of research methods, independent research and practical work.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements and details of programme structure can be found on our 'degree finder' page.

Entry requirements /Programme structure

Further information

The contact for further information and admissions advice is:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact details



The University of Edinburgh
57 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JU

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