United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Sport Development BSc Hons

This programme will equip you with the skills, professional networks, and confidence to work within the field of sport and physical activity development. The programme boasts strong links to industry that are reflected in programme design, work experience opportunities, and the employment outlook for UWS students. The significant emphasis on work-based learning and practical skills relevant to the modern industry is supported by a strong partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, which allows students to benefit from Active Schools training, and extensive placement and internship opportunities. Work placement forms a large part of the Sport Development degree and work-based learning opportunities are available within a wide range of organisations throughout the U.K. and abroad. Graduates are multi-skilled and equipped to lead sport and physical activity development in the sport, exercise, and fitness industries as, for example, Active Schools co-ordinators, sport development officers, facility managers, and health promotion professionals. The transferable skills acquired prepare you for a wide range of employment in both the public and private sectors but also for progression to postgraduate study, including physical education teaching. Course content This programme will equip you with the skills, professional networks, and confidence to work within the field of sport and physical activity development. The modules studied will enable you to design strategies and programmes to increase community participation in sport and physical activity, to manage sport initiatives and events, and to develop youth talent pathways. The programme boasts strong links to industry that are reflected in programme design, work experience opportunities and the employment outlook for UWS students. The significant emphasis on work-based learning and developing the practical skills relevant to the modern industry is supported by a strong partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, which allows students to benefit from Active Schools training, and extensive placement and internship opportunities. Career prospects Graduates are multi-skilled and equipped to provide sport development support and leadership in the sport, exercise and fitness industries. Opportunities for employment can be found in local authorities, professional sport, the N.H.S., and commercial and government organisations. A significant number of students also progress to postgraduate study every year, including to P.E. teaching. Study abroad Students have undertaken exchange visits to Spain and the USA with many more opportunities available. Useful Information 97% students in work/further study 6 months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15) 93% Overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016)

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Lanarkshire Campus,Hamilton