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Sports Courses in Further and Higher Education in Wales

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

The Sports Science degrees at NEWI aim to cover a wide range of subjects for students to understand fully the application of science to sport.

Courses: BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Exercise Science
BA (Hons) Community Sport Development
PhD & MPhil

Pembrokeshire College
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1ZZ

Pembrokeshire College offers a range of courses that are both academic and practical, leading directly to employment or on to university degrees.
An important recent innovation at Pembrokeshire College has been the growth of Sports Academies. These are currently for Golf, Football, Rugby and Netball. The Academies allow gifted players to receive top level coaching while studying full time on any college course.

Courses: First Diploma – Sport
National Certificate – Sport & Exercise Science
National Certificate – Sport Development & Fitness
National Diploma – Sport & Exercise Science
National Diploma – Sport Development & Fitness
VTCT Sports Massage Diploma (Level 3)

University of Glamorgan degree and other HE courses:

BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Adventure Sports)
BSc Sports Science (Adventure Sports)
Foundation Degree Sports Science (Outdoor Activities)
HNC Sports Science
HND Sports Science (Outdoor Activities)

Swansea Institute of Higher Education
School of Leisure, Tourism and Sport, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, SA1 6ED

Courses: HND Sports & Outdoor Recreation
HND Leisure, Tourism & Recreation Studies
HND Sport Activity & Play Leadership
HND Watersports & Adventure Activities Management
BA(Hons) Leisure Management
BA (Hons) Sport & Recreation Management
MSc Tourism & Leisure Management

Trinity College, Carmarthen
Carmarthen, SA31 3EP.

Although Trinity is, historically, a teacher training institution, it has extended its range of courses, so that, in addition to courses for teacher training, it now also offers Single, Joint and Combined Studies BA degrees and a variety of BSc and higher degrees, many of them of an innovative nature.

Courses: BA Sports Studies
BA Health & Exercise
BA Physical Education
BSc Health & Exercise

University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 1DL

The School of Applied Sciences
The courses are flexible and there is a choice of Honours, joint Honours, major/minor, or combined studies. Sandwich courses which incorporates a year of work experience are also available.

Courses: Foundation Certificate – Applied Sports Science
Foundation Degree – Football Coaching & Performance
(Subject to validation)
Foundation Degree – Sport Performance
(Subject to validation)
BSc (Hons) Biology & Sports Science
BA (Hons) Sports Management
BSc (Hons) Science & Rugby
BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology
BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Physical Geography
BSc/BA (Hons) Sports Studies
Postgraduate courses

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AX

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth delivers undergraduate programmes in sport and exercise science, performs research in the sport and exercise sciences, and provides consultancy services to individuals and organisations in Wales and the rest of the UK.

Courses: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Biology & Sports Science

University of Wales, Bangor
Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Courses: BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Physical Education
BSc (Hons) Sports Science
BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Physical Education with Psychology
BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Psychology
BSc (Hons) Physical Education (Joint)
BSc (Hons) Exercise Science (Intercalated)
HND Sports Science (with Coleg Menai)
Postgraduate courses

University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

The undergraduate scheme in Sports Studies is structured to provide distinctive pathways which cater for individual student interests and also serve to meet the vocational requirements of an expanding marketplace in the fields of sport, recreation, fitness and health.

Courses: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated)
BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
BSc (Hons) Sports Development
BA (Hons) Dance
BSc (Hons) Science in Health, Exercise & Sport
BA/BA (Hons) Leisure & Sports Management
BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition
HND Leisure & Sports Management
Part Time and Postgraduate courses

University of Wales, Newport
Caerleon Campus, PO Box 101, Newport, NP18 3YH

The undergraduate courses are designed to be flexible, providing students with the opportunity to study a combination of subjects if they wish and graduate with a joint, major or minor degree. Alternatively, students may choose to specialise in one of the subject areas available. If students wish to combine subjects rather than complete a single honours course, then they can choose up to three subjects to study in the first year, and then determine whether they would like to specialise in a particular field, or continue with a broadly based programme.

Courses: Foundation Degree – Sport Studies & Sport Business Management (Golf)
BSc Sports Studies
BSc Lifespan Exercise and Health
BSc Sport Coaching and Development
BSc Sport Science Support
MSc Active Recreation and Health

University of Wales, Swansea
Singleton Park, Swansea.

In addition to teaching, the Department of Sports Science undertakes research and consultancy in applied sports science and the number of postgraduate research students is steadily increasing.

Courses: BSc Sports Science
HND Sports Science
Postgraduate Studies

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru

Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4HZ


Develop your skills in your chosen sports and learn about Sport & Sports Science in an exciting environment staffed by experts in their fields. If you’re a talented footballer, rugby player or netball player, why not try for a place at the Men’s or Women’s Football Development Centre, the Rugby Development Centre or the Netball Academy? You’ll get to do skills training and coaching qualifications alongside your chosen course as well fixtures, including national and international matches.


BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
Foundation Degree Sports Coaching
BTEC National Diploma in Public Service
BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Exercise Science)
BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)
BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Sport Development & Fitness)
BTEC First Diploma in Public Service
BTEC First Diploma in Sport
NVQ 2 Coaching, Teaching & Instructing
NVQ 2 Sport & Recreation
Preparation for Occupations in Sports Recreation