Global Impact of Sport
The Global impact of Sport focuses on Sport in relation to global affairs, along with with the study of Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture.
Our summer courses are designed using a hybrid teaching model and can be taught fully in-person, fully online, or a mix of both. This flexibility means our courses will be delivered in-line with Government and University COVID-19 guidelines. Students will be informed of the intended delivery method as soon as we are able to confirm this and in advance of the course start date.
|Credit level||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)|
|Credits||20 SCQF/10 ECTS/4 US (Read more about credit study)|
|Eligibility||1 year of undergraduate study and aged 18 or above|
|Language requirements||Evidence of language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or above|
|Start date||02 August 2021|
|Application deadline||20 June 2021 (Midnight - BST)|
The Global Impact of Sport has two broad themes:
Sport and Global Affairs: the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and trans-national NGO’S as a cost effective social tool that can contribute to global challenges of health, justice, conflict resolution, social inclusion, education for all, sustainability and international development.
Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture: examine the contribution that sport has made to Scotland’s history and culture.
- Introduction to Summer School
- Introduction to Global Impact of Sport and Assignment One Tutorials/Seminar
- Introduction to Scottish Sporting Heritage and Culture
- Sport as Business and Economics
- Time allocated to work on Assignment One
- Sport More than a Game
- Sport and Meg Events
- The Dark Side of Sport
- Golf and Scotland
- Sport, Safeguarding Children and Rights
- Football and Scotland
- Sport as International Relations: Sport, Diplomacy and Peace- Building
- Sport and the Sustainable Development Goals
- Sport, Poverty and the Homeless World Cup
- Assignment Two Tutorials/Seminars
- Sport, Charity and Corporate Responsibility
- Scotland’s Oldest Sport
- Sport as International Business
- Scotland’s Highland Games
- Sport and Health
- 20 x 3 hour sessions.
Live sessions will run from 9.30-12.30 (BST) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9.00-12.00 (BST) on Wednesday; there will not be any teaching on the third Friday
The course will be offered using a hybrid teaching model, using a combination of on-campus teaching and digital elements that allow students to take the course either based physically in Edinburgh, or remotely from home.
A specific cycle of learning is set out for each week and all students should work through this on the courses’s digital learning platform
- One advice/briefing paper weighted at (60%)
- One evidence based blog about 1500 words (40%)
- Class SWOT Analysis (pass/fail)
By the end of this course students should be able to:
- Develop a critical understanding of sports history, heritage and global affairs.
- Use a range of research skills to gather evidence, plan and execute advice and briefings on aspects of sport, heritage and global affairs, exercising autonomy and initiative.
- Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts, issues and evidence of Scottish sport and/or sporting heritage and/or sport as a social tool used in international development.
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of some contemporary global issues and the nature of sports interventions tackling such issues.
- Exercise responsibility and accountability to facilitate collaborative group work with others.
Ready to apply?
Please note, applications for this course will close on 20 June 2021 at Midnight (BST)