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Sports degrees abroad

Sport is a broad field of study which asks you to think critically about the role of sport in today’s society.

Throughout your program, you’ll look at topics including coaching, managing sporting events, administration, barriers to participation, and contemporary issues in sport. You’ll examine how the perception, organization and operation of sport differ in different cultural contexts.

Studying sport abroad is a fantastic opportunity to enrich your knowledge of the subject, network with international professionals and travel the world. It’s one of the best ways of understanding how the meaning and function of sport varies internationally.

Sports program structure

Sports programs are sometimes called sports studies. It’s important to remember that sport and sports studies are different from the more specific courses of sports science and sports management.

You can study sport at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A BA or BSc is usually studied over three or fours years, with an MA taking an additional one or two years. A PhD typically takes four or five years on top of this to complete.

It’s common for sport to be studied alongside another related subject like education, psychology, business or sociology. This gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your future career ambitions.

If you’d like to study as an undergraduate in the US, you’ll major in sport. This means that you’ll complete two years of general education before focusing on sport-specific modules for the remainder of your program.

Every sport program will vary slightly in content and structure, but most will be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, and practical classes. You’ll probably be assessed through a combination of exams, coursework, presentations and practical deliveries of sessions.

Below is a list of core modules that are common to most sport programs around the world:

  • Sports coaching
  • Sports psychology
  • Social issues in sport
  • Subcultures and sport
  • Sport and the media
  • Power and politics in sport
  • Globalization and sport

Types of sports degrees

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Sports study abroad programs

Sports undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in sports

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    Allied Sports Professions: Exercise Science - BSED Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,765 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,765 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Automotive Engineering: Sports Car Preparation and Maintenance - PBD Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    3,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,640 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Sports Journalism - BA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,834 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration and Sports & Recreation Studies (Joint Program) - Dual BBA/BRSS University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,798 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Business Administration: Sports and Entertainment Marketing - BA California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,722 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,722 USD

    Start date
    January
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Associate in sports

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    Kinesiology Sports Medicine/Athletic Training - ASc Diablo Valley College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Kinesiology, Sports & Exercise Science - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Liberal Arts & Sciences: Sports Medicine - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,305 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Sports Business - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Sports Medicine - ASc College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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Pathway in sports

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    Sports & Exercise Therapy (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,948 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Sports Coaching Science - FdSc Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,901 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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Sports graduate programs

Master's in sports

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    Sports Therapy - MSci London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,140 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Kinesiology: Sports Medicine and Injury Studies - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Sports Marketing - MMart UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,027 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,900 EUR

    Start date
    January
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    Mental Skills and Mental Health in Sports and Exercise - MSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,213 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,992 EUR

    Start date
    January, September
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    Sports and Exercise Medicine - MSc Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,131 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,911 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in sports

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    Sports Journalism - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January
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Pathway in sports

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    Sports Leadership (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,200 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Future sports careers

There are plenty of career opportunities for sports graduates, both on and off the field. Your communication, leadership and teamwork skills will be useful in a range of roles, including:

  • Coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Sport development officer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports journalist
  • Sport and leisure manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Teacher

Practical experience is essential for many roles in the sports industry. Making the most of any volunteering and internship opportunities during and after your studies will help you to stand out from the crowd.