Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Sports Studies (Top-Up)

Progress from foundation level study to a degree in sports studies with this top-up course. You’ll study a wide range of sporting contexts to help tailor your career choices.

Sports Studies (Top-Up)

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    13 Sep 2021

Designed for those with a foundation degree or high-level HND in a related subject, this course covers a wide range of areas within sport.

Depending on your previous experience and learning, you will be able to tailor your degree to your career ambitions - whether they lie in coaching, physical education, sport development, sport business, sport marketing, physical activity and health or aspects of sports science, this is an opportunity to refine your expertise and top-up your qualification to a degree with just one year of additional study. Your career success will be central to this course and we will give you the skills to enhance your employability.

You will meet with your course leader and personal tutor during induction week in order to pick your specific area of study.

You will be able to choose one of the following eight areas:

  1. Sports Coaching
  2. Physical Education
  3. Physical Education with Outdoor Education
  4. Physical Activity & Health
  5. Sport Development
  6. Sport Business
  7. Sports Marketing
  8. Sports Science


We're passionate about sport and at our University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

With a choice of learning routes, we will help you choose the best options for you. The opportunity to personalise your course to meet your skills and career aspirations will help to set you on the right career path. Our staff are experts in their field so you can be sure of high quality sport teaching in the area you are interested in. There will be the chance to volunteer for sporting events such as World Championships or the Commonwealth Games.

You can also can boost your CV by gaining nationally recognised sporting qualifications such as UK Coaching Certificates and gym and personal trainer, which are both available at the University.


We offer a sport volunteering opportunities for anyone with an interest in sport. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV.

Why study Sports Studies at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 91.2% of students from Carnegie School of Sport courses in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. 90% of students from Carnegie School of Sport courses were satisfied with their course**
  3. Refine your expertise and top-up your qualification to a degree with just one year of additional study
  4. Enhance your employability and gain extra skills with volunteering opportunities in the sports industry
  5. Taught by staff who are experts in their field, so you can be sure of high quality sport teaching in the area you're interested in
  6. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
*Graduate Outcomes 2020
**National Student Survey 2020


BSc (Hons) Sport Studies - Costas Tsakirides Leeds Beckett lecturer Costas talks about the Sports Studies Top Up course

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