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Sport Studies – BSc (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

​The Sport Studies degree will require you to critically examine sport in its socio-cultural context. Sports culture is dynamic rather than fixed and requires scholars to develop critical thinking from a range of relevant perspectives. You will continuously challenge your own preconceptions and guiding principles both as to the nature and purposes of modern sports cultures. ​

This course has a strong humanities and social science element and is particularly geared towards those of you who are interested in the place and role that sports play in contemporary society. The programme draws on historical, sociological and ethical perspectives to examine and understand the global appeal and cultural significance of sport.​

Should you be interested in the study of the social, cultural, historical, political and ethical aspects of sport you will find the Sport Studies degree is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge base and enhance your critical awareness of the phenomenon of sport in society.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Course Content​

Year One:​

  • Introduction to the Research Process*
  • Introduction to Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Education*
  • Sport Studies: A Critical Introduction

Options (Choose two from):

  • Understanding Sport Management
  • Introduction to Sport Development
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science*
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Introduction to Sport Coaching/PE*

Year Two:


  • Research process*

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Ethics in Sport
  • Sociological Theory of Sport, Exercise & Health*

Options (Choose three from):

  • Sport Development in Practice
  • Sport Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Contemporary People Management
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Sport Coaching/PE*
  • Problem Based Learning through Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Applied Principles and Techniques (Choose two: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, HRE, Netball, , Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Water Polo)
  • Work Experience

Year Three:


  • Independent Project*

Compulsory (Programme Specific):

  • Ethical Issues in Sport
  • Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture*

Options  (Choose two from):

  • Commercial Approaches to Sport
  • Marketing and Event Management
  • Problem Based Learning for Coaching*
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology for Health*
  • Advanced Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Work Experience*
  • Sport in Context
  • Problem Based Learning Through Outdoor Adventurous Activities

* Module also available through medium of Welsh.