BA (Hons) Sports Studies

UCAS Code C600 Part-time study available Fast-track your degree

Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence is the perfect place for you to kick-start your career in sport with our Sports Studies course.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September or January
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
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  • Study abroad opportunities


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Interested in the management and delivery of sport? Wonder how psychology enhances elite sports performance? If you’re thinking about a career in sport, a Sports Studies degree from Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence will help you be the difference.

We’ve integrated our academic courses with the University's world-class sports facilities to provide a unique and rewarding studying and sporting environment. Our course is flexible - we offer a wide variety of module options and it can be combined with a range of subjects, including Journalism and Psychology.

You can choose from three core subject areas: Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society. In addition, our extracurricular volunteering schemes enable you to earn qualifications and gain valuable event management experience alongside your academic degree.


We enjoy strong partnerships with many national governing bodies of sport (some of which are based on campus), so you’ll benefit from seminars with industry experts and numerous opportunities to gain valuable networking and practical experiences.

You’ll graduate with a breadth of knowledge and practical experiences that can be applied to a wide range of sport related careers, from developing national sport to personal coaching.

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What our students said

Christian Bond
Christian Bond
BA (Hons) Journalism and Sport Studies
Being completely honest, I’d never heard of Stirling before we went and had a look – and I knew straight away I wanted to go here. My passions revolve around sport, and the sports facilities were first-class – and the campus was beautiful.
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Mark Pirie
Mark Pirie
BA (Hons) Sport Studies
The University of Stirling is the best in Scotland for sport. I love the atmosphere at the University, its values are similar to my own, and I just knew that this would be a great place to study, work and meet new people.
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