• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

From grassroots initiatives developing the next generation of athletes to training elite sportspeople on the world stage – sports development and coaching requires well qualified graduates who truly understand the challenges and ever evolving nature of the field.

Sports Development and Coaching (Hons) is one of the specialist routes within the sports portfolio at Abertay University . You’ll make your choice of specialist route at the end of stage two of the Sport and Exercise (Hons) programme.

Study the sciences that underpin sport – physiology, psychology and biomechanics – and gain a comprehensive understanding of social policy and sport development as you progress through this endlessly fascinating and hands-on degree.

Sport is an expansive industry, which is why this programme has been designed to reflect this diverse and changing employment market to incorporate  coaching, service provision, duty of care, as well as personal and community development. 

Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise theory to real life applications – including volunteering with the Active Schools programme – and prepare for National Governing Body or industry qualifications and employment in sport. 

Careers 

There are many career opportunities available for well qualified graduates from this route, including: 

  • Sports development officers in local authorities or individual sports 
  • Physical activity development officers/coordinators 
  • Sports administrators 
  • Community coach 

You'll also find job opportunities in complementary occupations where leadership, motivation and communication are valued including police officers, firefighters, journalists, marketing executives, public relations officers, and youth workers. 

If you're interested in teaching as a career, this programme meets the requirements for entry onto PGCE courses. This degree will also provide appropriate underpinnings for further study at MSc or PhD level. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years (full-time) or 3 years (accelerated)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Sports Coaching: Linking theory to Practice  
  • Social Issues in Sport and Exercise  
  • Research Methods  
  • Managing Sport Policy and Development  
  • Sport Research Project  
  • Duty of Care in Sport  
  • Coach Education and Support  
  • Sport for Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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:

    6

    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

  • All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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