• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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This is a very topical area of study, with health concerns related to physical inactivity a growing cause for concern. 

This Sport and Physical Activity (Hons) programme at the University of Strathclyde  is delivered by staff from our Physical Activity for Health group, which has an international reputation for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in physical activity, nutrition and childhood obesity.

It can offer a route to PE teaching of a career in areas such as the emergency services.


Graduates are employed in areas such as coaching, health promotion and sport development, which may require additional postgraduate training.

Some choose to study postgraduate qualifications, which can lead to careers teaching in further or higher education, or careers in research.

The Sport & Physical Activity degree is also an excellent route into PE teaching, and the University runs a very successful postgraduate qualification (PGDE) as an entry to the teaching profession.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Honours: 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
    • Honours: 480 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture & Context of Sport & Physical Activity
  • Physiology & Biomechanics
  • Sports Practice 
  • Coaching Practice & Sport Development
  • Physical Activity for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
  • Key Concepts in Sport & Physical Activity Psychology
  • Measurement & Statistics
  • Physiology of Aerobic Exercise

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


  • 1st sitting: AAAB (English B, Maths and/or a science at B)
  • 2nd sitting: AAABB (English B, Maths and/or a science at B)
A LevelsYear 1
  • Typical entry requirements: ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B or equivalent, GCSE Maths and/or a science (Biology preferred) 6/B)
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B or equivalent, GCSE Maths and/or a science (Biology preferred) 6/B)
International Baccalaureate
  • 36 (English SL5 or equivalent, Maths and/or a science SL5)

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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