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UCAS CODE: C600

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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 contentThis 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 prospectsGraduates 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 abroadStudents have undertaken exchange visits to Spain and the USA with many more opportunities available.Useful Information97% students in work/further study 6 months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15) 93% Overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016)

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BCC

Including a science and PE. Year 2 entry: BBB including a science and PE.

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    139 63%

    24th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    50th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    73rd

    2

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