UWS Clearing 2022




BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons)


4 years full-time




September 2022



About the course

Prepare for employment in the sports coaching and development industries with UWS’s BA/BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching & Development.

This is the only degree of its kind in Scotland and has been developed in consultation with sports industry partners to provide the knowledge and skills sought after by employers. The applied nature of this degree leaves you well-equipped to work in the promotion and development of sports, or in the teaching and coaching of sport.

Programme Highlights

  • Placement learning is a key feature of this course to develop practical skills relevant to the modern sports coaching and development industries. Students have undertaken placements with a wide range of sports coaching and development organisations in Ayrshire and beyond
  • The degree focuses on a broad range of topic areas and is designed to open up a large number of employment routes for our graduates
  • The highly qualified and experienced teaching staff are committed to providing a supportive learning environment and a flexible approach to study
  • This course is based at our stunning £81 million Ayr Campus

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: ABBC (108 UCAS Tariff points) including English, PE and 1 science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including English, PE and 1 science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3 H3 including English, PE or 1 science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points (3 @ Higher Level)
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB or Access to Humanities BBB or Access to Life Sciences BBB, all including at least three units at Higher level in PE, English, Science or Maths
  • SQA HNC or BTEC Level 4 HNC: Sports Therapy
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BCC (128 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points (3 at Higher Level) including Biology
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC:
    Applied Sports Science or Coaching and Developing Sport or Fitness, Health and Exercise or Sport and Recreation Management (for SQA awards, must have Grade A in Graded Unit)
  • SQA HND or BTEC Level 5 HND: Sports Therapy† (for SQA awards, must contain Grade B in Graded Unit)

† HND Sports Therapy is not eligible for consideration for Year 3 entry

  • SQA HND or BTEC Level 5 HND: Applied Sports Science or Fitness Health and Exercise or Sport and Recreation Management or Sport and Exercise Sceince (for SQA awards, must contain Grade BB in Graded Units) or Coaching and Developing Sport (for SQA awards, must contain Grade BBB in Graded Units)

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
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