BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence provides the perfect place for you to study and kick-start your career in sport with our Sport and Exercise Science course.

Sport and Exercise Science

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code CC61
  • Study abroad opportunities


We're Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence

Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence  BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme

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Become a Sport and Exercise scientist with our BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree and you can transform lives and sporting careers.

As Scotland’s official University for Sporting Excellence, we place Sport and Exercise Science at the heart of everything we do. We prepare athletes for success on the world stage and improve the health of the nation through physical exercise. It’s why we're 1st in Scotland for sports research (REF2014).

Study our BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree and you’ll learn from our experts in sport and exercise physiology, nutrition, genetics, medicine, health and physical activity. 

Our research and performance analysis laboratories enable you to develop your scientific and practical skills in a world-class learning environment. Our course will prepare you for the many career opportunities available in Sport and Exercise Science. Our research ranges from molecular mechanisms through to the whole body level.

Our campus features a 50m swimming pool, ten tennis courts and seven sports pitches all on site. The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017 ranked our sports facilities 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

Our our BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

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What our students said

Danielle Joyce
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
I wanted to continue swimming whilst studying and knowing Stirling was the University of Sporting Excellence made me want to study here.
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Markus Van Der Westhuizen
Markus Van Der Westhuizen
South Africa
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
The ability to shape your own career using the skills taught at Stirling is such a valuable asset
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James Ross
James Ross
Northern Ireland
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
I was initially attracted to the University of Stirling due to the world renowned reputation for sports and exercise science, alongside amazing sports facilities. Once I came to the open day and saw the campus, I knew where I’d be going!
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