Manchester United manager Sir
The 69-year-old will be made a doctor of the
The visit will take Ferguson back to his footballing roots in central Scotland, where he played with Falkirk from 1969 to 1973.
Glasgow-born Ferguson also started his managerial career at nearby
The university said the award will recognise Ferguson's 'great distinction in the field of sport and the general public arena'.
He will be presented with his doctorate by the university chancellor, broadcaster James Naughtie.
The ceremony in which the football boss is being honoured is one of four graduation ceremonies taking place at the institution on Wednesday and Thursday.
Manchester United has announced that more than $300 million of its high-interest debt has been refinanced, cutting the club's interest costs by about $15 million a year.