Sport & Recreation Management is an expanding global business. This unique programme is highly regarded by the sports industry. It prepares you for a career in the growing sport and recreation industry and the University's strong links with a wide range of major sports organisations, provide you with excellent placement opportunities. You will develop an understanding of the value and purpose of sport in society, understand the social, cultural and economic importance of sport and study contemporary issues in sport. This academically rigorous programme views the world of sport from many social science perspectives and focuses on the business of sport as well as the importance of community sport and international development through sport. The University of Edinburgh is home to the Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences. Our academic staff are involved in sport-related and health-related research and knowledge exchange activities, such as sport science support, advising government departments, providing analyses to media outlets, organising international conferences and engaging in international development initiatives. Many of our students combine studying with successful sporting careers.