BSc (Hons) Tournament Golf

For 2020 start

Duchy College St Mellion International Resort and Oceanico Golf LEVEL: 6 Sports & Fitness

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Be careful how you respond because we’ll hold you to it. Training and learning to compete as a tournament golf professional is no mean feat. It requires drive, determination, application and most of all effort and commitment from you. Here at Tournament Golf College (TGC) we will prepare you mentally, physically, tactically, technically, personally and academically for the challenges that lie ahead.

At TGC our philosophy is to enjoy the journey, to not just work hard, but work smart and become a disciplined, solution-based thinker: a key attribute for all top players. Learn how we break the game of golf down into performance segments, and work on solutions in many areas to make many small improvements. Learn more about what affects performance so you can take that all important responsibility for your own game. With your efforts, discipline and open mind we are a very powerful tool to help you achieve and maximise your potential.

The BSc (Hons) Tournament Golf is a three year programme of study with winter training in Portugal during the second semester of each year. The taught programme runs from September until the end of March, finishing in time for the start of the golf season. You can expect to work at weekends, some evenings and have independent study during the playing season. The first semester is in the UK at St Mellion International Resort and the second in Portugal at Oceanico Golf.

The programme prides itself on its relationships with industry and as such the opportunities for academic study and game play are extensive. The fantastic facilities provide a golfing environment second to none. For instance, over the past two years students have been enrolled onto the Algarve Professional Golf Tour and have competed with professionals. A number of our students have undertaken work placements at the prestigious Saadiyat Golf Resort, Dubai.

This programme can also be studied as a one year top-up where you will complete year 3 only.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Postgraduate study at Master level

Possible Careers 

– Tournament Professional

– Corporate Hospitality

– Sports Management

– Event Organiser

Additional costs/fee information

Additional programme costs of £9500.00 to cover the costs of all accommodation, unlimited golf, use of all resort facilities, weekly internal competitive golf events, coaching and performance management, liaison with your existing coach when required, opportunity to play in the Portugal Pro Golf Tour events, airport transfers in Portugal. Initial deposit of £500.00 (deducted from your final year programme costs). Accommodation deposit £250.00. For more information regarding the programme costs and accommodation: Tristan.lindsay@cornwall.ac.uk

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 2M5C or 3V62 (top-up)
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. A golf handicap of 5 or better on entry is required.

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Indicative Modules Year 1

  • Golf Training & Periodisation
  • Introduction to Golf Psychology
  • Golf Tour Business
  • Brand & Image
  • Golf Performance Analysis
  • Professional Golf Development
  • Academic Development

Indicative Modules Year 2

  • Golf Psychology
  • Golf Swing Science
  • Fitness & Training for Golf Performance
  • Global Sports Communication
  • Research Methods

Options (choose one)

  • Professional Golf Experience
  • Independent Study Module

Indicative Modules Year 3

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Golf
  • Applied Golf Psychology
  • Tournament Golf as a Business
  • Honours Project

Options (choose one)

  • Professional Golf Experience
  • Independent Study Module

*Modules are subject to change and availability


BSc (Hons) Tournament Golf

Start Date



St Mellion International Resort and Oceanico Golf


3 years full-time

BSc (Hons) Tournament Golf (top up)

Start Date



St Mellion International Resort and Oceanico Golf


1 year full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information