Moray House School of Education and Sport

Applied Sport 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 at Moray House

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 United Kingdom.

The Applied Sport Science degree at the University of 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. 

Programme delivery 2021/22

Visit UCAS for detailed entry requirements, fees, and to apply. 

Apply now on UCAS: Applied Sport Science (BSc Hons) - C610

Programme Structure

Visit the University’s Degree Finder for a detailed programme structure for all years of study, indicative entry requirements, fees, international grade equivalency, and language requirements.

Fees and funding

Find details on all aspects of fees and finance, from tuition fees, how to identify your fee status, and funding opportunities.

Career opportunities

Many students find employment in sport, others sometimes decide to use their range of graduate skills in a variety of fields. Read what graduates have to say about their experience on the programme.

Our students

Hear what our students have to say about the programme.

Contact us

Questions about your application or how to apply? Contact the Undergraduate Admissions team or the Programme Director who look forward to hearing from you.

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

Facilities in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences

As a student on the BSc Applied Sport Science 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.

Students can access a range of support services, from Edinburgh Global and Careers Service to the Students' Association and Sports Union.

Facilities and support

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 playing fields are some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland.

The excellence of our facilities provide a quality infrastructure to support effective and efficient programme delivery.

Sport & Exercise

Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

Find out more about our prospective student event on 2 October 2021.

Read more about the Open Day