How you can study sport in the UK

There are many different ways to study sport in the UK and a wide variety of sports available. We have listed some of the options below with example courses but please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Although football features heavily we do have partners offering some of the less well-known sports so just ask us if your sporting preference is available.

Boarding Schools

Boarding schools for teenage children offer many different sporting options. These can vary to just taking part for enjoyment through to serious competing in events and competitions.

Sporting Academies

For those who are good at their chosen sport and want to get some professional coaching in the UK, or gain coaching qualifications we offer some partners who truly specialise in this field. Some combine sport with academic and English studies which can lead to a place at university. Not all of these academies are in the UK so please note that for other countries the visa requirements may be different.

IHM Football Academy, Manchester

IHM Football Academy was established in 2006. The academy is FA affiliated and offers:
Football + GCSEs (age 14+), Football + A Levels (age 16+), Football + English (age 16+), Football + International Foundation (age 16+)

Abbey College, Manchester

Abbey offer academic studies with sport in preparation for university entrance.
In addition to partnering with IHM Football Academy, Abbey also offer a top basketball route with links to Manchester Giants.

English + Sport (short term)

Many of our partners offer short term sport opportunities combined with English study. This is available for different age groups with older groups perhaps requiring a more leisurely sport activity such as golf..

Summer Camps

Some of our partners offer summer camps during July and August which may centre around sport. If you have a group of children wishing to do this or just an individual child, we can usually offer something covering the main sports. Please contact us for details.

University - undergraduate and postgraduate

There are a wide variety of universities that offer specialised courses. One of the most popular is Sport Management where people are trained in finance, business, marketing, law, management, sports sciences and public relations which then allows them to compete for a wide array of roles such as event coordinators, corporate partnership management and public relations. Studying a course in Sports Management therefore opens many different career paths for graduates.