Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
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Subject area: Sport

Why choose Sport at the University of Edinburgh?

  • We are ranked in Europe's top 5 universities for sports-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

  • You will benefit from our state-of-the-art research equipment and excellent facilities, including a specialised building in the city centre with sports biomechanics and exercise physiology labs.

  • Many of our students have managed to combine studying with successful sporting careers. Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, former Scotland Rugby Captain Kelly Brown, Commonwealth gold medallist Sarah Adlington and Olympic diver Grace Reid studied here.

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The course itself – the facilities and the opportunities to dive deeper into subjects that had long fascinated me – made it a clear number one.

Tom Julian BSc Applied Sport Science graduate
Tom Julian BSc Applied Sport Science graduate

Introducing Sport

At Moray House, we offer two separate sport-related programmes:

  • BSc in Applied Sport Science
  • BSc in Sport Management

Applied Sport Science

Applied Sport Science involves the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise-related behaviours.

Our programme is centred on four key disciplines:

  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • psychology
  • skill acquisition

You will develop an understanding of the factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise.

Our programme is usually endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. We are currently applying for re-endorsement and expect this to be in place before you begin your studies in 2024.

Sport Management

Sport is a rapidly expanding global business. Our unique BSc Sport Management degree will prepare you for a career in this exciting industry.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic programme that blends theory with real-world experience. With a diverse range of courses on offer throughout your time on the programme, BSc Sport Management equips you with the tools you need to transform your passion for sport into a lifelong profession.

The University also benefits from strong connections with a range of major sports organisations. These provide excellent placement opportunities and guest speakers to enhance your learning.

The core of the degree

In the course of studying sport management, you will learn about:

  • the principles of management at operational and strategic levels
  • policy and governance across and within the sports industry
  • the value and purpose of sport in society
  • the role of marketing and communication in sport
  • the social, cultural and economic importance of sport
  • a range of contemporary and global issues in sport
  • the relationship between sport and other industries, including health, education and tourism and heritage
  • a range of research methods and traditions

Our community

You will join a community of researchers and academics involved in:

  • sports and health-related research
  • advising government departments
  • local, national and international governance of sport
  • providing analyses to media outlets
  • organising international conferences
  • international development initiatives

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