Sports, adventure and tourism


Does sport drive you?

What could be better than studying golf next to the iconic links of Royal Dornoch. Ranked number 3 in Golf Digest’s list of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, it's one of the legendary Tom Watson’s favourites!

Imagine learning all about adventure in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain across the British Isles and at the UK’s Outdoor capital with outstanding facilities set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery.

Or follow in the footsteps of Michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin, Andrew Fairlie, and Lorna McNee, with opportunities to train at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including The Gleneagles Hotel. 

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If you don't initially meet the entry requirements for degree study there is always another route and you may want to consider an HNC or access course. 

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Graduates progress into a variety of roles:

  • Data and sports analyst, sports therapist
  • Events, tourism, hospitality, conference, festival management
  • Golf course designer, club or resort manager
  • Management, marketing, human resources
  • Outdoor education, expeditions and guiding
  • Sports, golf and equine coach



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  • Golf events provide the perfect stage to showcase Scotland’s first-class golf regions and courses to the world as well as the wider scenery, attractions and a warm welcome. The 150th Open at St Andrews generated over £300 million in economic benefit for Scotland, according to an independent study commissioned by The R&A, VisitScotland and Fife Council
  • Overall, it is estimated that golf tourism is worth £286 million to Scotland annually, supporting around 4,400 jobs
  • Adventure tourism in Scotland is identified as a key contributor to visitors to Scotland, with the industry estimated to have grown by £89 million to £848 million over the period from 2008 to 2015



Why our students love UHI

Tiandra, adventure tourism and management student

This course felt right for me because of what it has to offer and how different it is to other courses around the world. it's very unique and it was the perfect choice for me- I didn’t consider any other universities. At UHI, each day is different, you’ll find yourself sat in the classroom on a Monday and on a Thursday you’re out playing in the hills on your mountain bike.

Tiandra is studying BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism and Management at UHI North, West and Hebrides. 

Tiandra Anderson


Niral Lacman

Niral, sports therapy and rehabilitation graduate

Speaking to the lecturers before starting my studies, I knew learning at UHI would mean smaller classes, rather than being taught in huge lecture theatres. Excellent on-site facilities are all available under one roof, with fantastic opportunities such as an outstanding training clinic, local and national events, and conferences. My favourite things about UHI are the amazing friends I have made, the caring lecturers, the outstanding facilities and the training clinic in the sports facility.

Niral moved from London to study BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at UHI Perth.