United Kingdom, Edinburgh

The Global Impact of Sport

when 2 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 2372

This course enables you to explore the relationship between sport, heritage and culture in Scotland and beyond. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost effective social tool involved in addressing many of the world’s social and humanitarian issues. It is part of the social, cultural, economic and political fabric of many countries that makes it a potent force for good and bad. It has been a catalyst in starting wars, promoting peace and international reconciliation, enabling health. The courses focuses on two main themes 'Sport, heritage and culture' examining the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport and 'sport and global affairs' exploring the way that sport is used by major international organisations. The course will also give you opportunity to visit some of Scotland's great sporting settings and institutions.

Course leader

Professor Grant Jarvie and Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan

Target group

Anyone who has an interest in Scottish heritage, society and culture.

Course aim

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Critically understand sporting history, heritage and global affairs
-Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts, issues and evidence of Scottish sport and/or sporting heritage and/or sport as a social tool used in international development
- Be able to use a range of research skills to plan and execute advice and briefings on aspects of sport, heritage and global affairs
-Exercise responsibility and accountability to facilitate collaborative group work with others

Credits info

20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

Fee info

GBP 2372: Tuition fees do not include accommodation
EUR 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website once they have been announced.

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