Sport & Exercise

Basketball (Women)

Performance Basketball Women aims to create a women’s basketball programme to match our world class academic standings.

One of the most highly regarded of its kind in the UK, the University of Edinburgh Performance Sport Programme enables athletes to achieve a world-class degree and perform to the best of their ability.


Information Pack

Further information on studying and playing sport at Edinburgh, as well as details on our Performance Programme for Women's Basketball.

Women's Basketball Programme


A world-class city

Edinburgh mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment and has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. As part of our Performance Programme, you will develop your athletic and academic skills in tandem, competing for one of the United Kingdom’s best sporting higher education institutions and studying at a university that is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world:

  • Over 650 degree programmes
  • Flexible study
  • Ranked 10th in the UK for graduate employability by the Times Higher Education, Global Employability Ranking 2018


The programme allows me to pursure my academic and athletic career at the highest level possible

Hannah RobbApplied Sports Science


Leading the way

Our team has a great record, winning the Scottish Cup twice, the Scottish Play-Off Championships and being ranked in the BUCS UK top three. A world-class experience In return for your dedication and hard work, we will offer you world-class training facilities and support to allow you to be the best you can be:

  • 2 Full time Head Coaches
  • 1 Support Coach
  • Full-time Strength & Conditioning support
  • Mental skills training and assistance
  • Student athlete accommodation
  • Academic support
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice
  • Access to the world-renowned FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic
  • Detailed individualised video analysis


Training to be the best

We have 7 team practices a week at the Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym and as many coached individual or small group sessions as you like to develop your skills or do strength and conditioning. Our cutting edge Performance Gym has everything we need to help you train as a world-class basketball player and we also have a newly-commissioned shooting gun. So, whether you are a prospective undergraduate student just looking to start your career, or a Masters candidate wanting to continue playing basketball, we can help you reach your sporting goals.


Compete at the highest level

We are currently playing in the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) in cooperation with pro team Caledonia Pride. Find out more here: We also play in the BUCS Premier North while having a development team in the Scottish national league and BUCS 1A.


Ready to shoot for the stars?

We are always looking for ambitious, academic athletes to realise their potential with us. Below you will find information on Sport & Exercise, funding, scholarships and our Elite Athlete Policy;


Sport & Exercise

Student Funding 



Our aim is to train, develop and retain some of the finest basketball talent in the country. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of basketball players to our Performance Programme and hope to hear from you soon.

Bart Sengers

Head of Performance Basketball (Women)

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