Sport Degrees

Sport students rated USW top in Wales for assessment - National Student Survey 2021

The University of South Wales has a strong sporting background, an excellent reputation for sport degrees, and impressive facilities for our students to study and train in. 

We have some of the best facilities in the UK offering clubs, courses and qualifications.The USW Sport Park is our purpose-built site, designed to train and develop our students to their highest potential.

 Our largest campus hosts the FitZone @ Treforest, with facilities and programmes that cater for top-class elite performers and students who want to keep fit and healthy.The labs at Pontypridd Campus, Glyntaff provide a strong, scientific background to learning, and complement the specialist equipment available in the Sport Park.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

FOUNDATION DEGREES

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We also offer innovative work-based learning foundation degrees in Sports Coaching and Development and Community Football Coaching and Development in partnerships with professional sporting organisations.

TAKE A FREE TASTER COURSE

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Thinking about studying a degree, but unsure whether USW is right for you? Our short taster courses cover a variety of topics to introduce you to your chosen area of study and give you a glimpse into how you will learn at USW. 

POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL

Postgraduate Research Degrees

We offer a number of sport research programmes including Masters by Research and PhD in Sport, which allow you to make an in-depth study of a topic that interests you or your organisation. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.

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NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Sport courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.

INDUSTRY-LEADING COURSES AND FACILITIES

Sport - Impressive Facilities

Only university in England and Wales to offer a full-size indoor 3G pitch built to FIFA Pro and World Rugby Standard that guarantees training all year round.

Sport - Innovative Technology

We use industry-leading technology to enhance teaching, including wearable GPS technology, high-end video analysis and athlete management equipment.

Sport - Additional Qualifications

Our exclusive partnerships mean UEFA B and FAW C coaching licences and mutiple UKCC and WRU coaching awards are embedded into our coaching degrees at no extra cost.

Sport - Industry Links

We have unique partnerships with clubs, governing bodies and sporting unions, and our students can take advantage of these opportunities to benefit their employability. For example, our football offering utilises partnerships with the Football Asociation of Wales, Cardiff City FC and the English Football League Trust, whereas our rugby courses utilise our partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons. Click here for more information.

Sport - Strength and Conditioning Centre

Our new specialist centre for strength and conditioning provides 12 lifting platforms for our students so an entire rugby or football squad can train together. The floor is integrated with the platforms so that it can support the heavy weights our athletes will be using.

HEAR FROM SPORT STUDENTS

WANT TO KNOW MORE? BOOK AN OPEN DAY.

READY TO APPLY?

FIND YOUR TOMORROW WITH USW