Moray House 175th anniversary

Moray House welcomed its first student teachers in September 1848. Since then, the School has become established as a world leader in education and sport.

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The University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame was launched to honour and celebrate our most distinguished athletes. It is open only to students, graduates and staff of the University.

Runner Alice Goodall holding UK flag

University of Edinburgh Sport is the headline partner of Scottish Running Week which takes place 3-9 June 2024

Find out about activity taking place during Scottish Running Week

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The Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences brings global expertise in sport to drive research in physical education, physical activity, health and well-being, sport and recreation development, coaching, policy and management, and sport and exercise science.

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Study at Moray House School of Education and Sport, ranked 7th in the UK and 21st in the world for sport-related studies (QS 2021), with routes to become a qualified teacher in Physical Education or Dance, to manage, coach and train athletes, and study at the highest level.

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With over 60 Sport Clubs a packed recreational programme and exciting Intramural competition, there really is a place for everyone to play sport at Edinburgh.

Sport Clubs

Intramural Sport

Recreational Sport

Eric Liddell gym

The University sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK.

Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym

Peffermill Playing Fields

Firbush Outdoor Centre

Easter Bush Gym

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One of the most highly regarded of its kind in the UK our Performance Sport Programme enables athletes to achieve a world-class degree and perform to the best of their ability.

Athlete support

Performance Programmes

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Our team of specialists at FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic will work with you to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage your injury, optimising and restoring function and performance to ensure you’re at your best, every day.

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Our gym and fitness facilities are open to everybody, with no joining fee and a range of affordable memberships for University Students, staff and the wider community.

Playerlayer is the official kit provider for University of Edinburgh Sport. Visit the webshop for your sport kit and training essentials.

It’s thanks to our generous supporters that we can provide transformative sporting experiences for our students.

Find out how you can help too.