What can I do with a Sports degree?

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Choosing the right course to study can be challenging, but if you research what subject area interests you, what style of degree will suit you and your long-term career aspirations, then making the decision will be a lot more straightforward.

If you are interested in a degree in Sports here are some careers that this degree may open for you. The course provides an excellent basis to explore employment opportunities in numerous areas such as sports & exercise science support, education and further research.  Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can look at jobs such as

Some of the above may require additional training.

The above careers are commonly associated with Sports degrees, however there are many more opportunities available to you. For example students who study our BA (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching degree develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Possible career destinations would include roles within governing bodies of sports, sport councils, local authorities, journalism, further study, leisure centres, educational institutions, charities, universities and professional sports clubs.

Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.

What did Sports graduates go on to do six months after graduation?

Sports coaches, instructors and officials are the top jobs held by graduates in employment in the UK six months after graduation.

For a detailed breakdown of what Sports graduates are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?

Here is a full description of Newman’s Sports degrees  including entry requirements.

To find out more, we would like to welcome you to one of our Open Days where you can ask academics and current students’ questions about the course and what Newman is like as a place of study. Please get in touch if you think we can help you take the next step in your career journey.
– Clare Vincent, Careers Progression Coach –


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