BA (Hons) Sports Studies

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 2021, January 2022, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code C600
  • Study abroad opportunities


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Interested in the management and delivery of sport? Wonder how psychology enhances sports performance? Considered the local and global importance and impact of sport? 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 developed a course that provides our graduates with a breadth of knowledge and practical experiences that can be applied to a wide range of sport related careers. Our course is flexible - we offer a wide variety of module options and it can be combined with a range of subjects, including Accountancy, Film and Media, History, Business Studies, Journalism, Marketing, and Psychology.

You can choose from modules exploring four subject areas:

  1. Sports Policy and Management
  2. Physical Activity and Health
  3. Development of Sport
  4. Sport, Culture and Society

In addition, our extracurricular volunteering opportunities and Sport Union clubs enable you to earn qualifications and gain valuable sport management experience alongside your academic degree.


We enjoy strong partnerships with many national governing bodies of sport and other sportingorganisations (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.

This is  all delivered in a unique and rewarding studying and sporting environment with access to the University's world-class sports facilities.

Our Sports Studies graduates are pursuing successful careers in a broad range of roles including sports development, coaching, management, as well as teaching in schools, colleges and universities in the UK and overseas.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

We're The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2020.

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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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