Education and Sport

University of Strathclyde


This is a very topical area of study. With health concerns related to physical activity a growing cause for concern, we'll equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in this field.

We're the only university in Scotland to offer a joint honours education degree.

The course covers areas of learning theory, social study of sport, specialist modules on teaching and learning of sport and physical education. You'll have the opportunity to consider both sport and education in relation to issues of equality, extra educational needs, creativity and the impact of new technologies on sport and education.

The education programme is designed to give you a well-rounded understanding through the study of philosophy, psychology and sociology of education in Scotland and beyond.

The sport course is delivered by staff from our Physical Activity for Health group, which has an excellent international reputation for research and teaching in physical activity, nutrition and childhood obesity.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAA (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAABB (two sittings) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B.

Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AABBB (two sittings) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at C.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other