Sport Management BA (Hons)
UCAS Code: SMO1|Duration: 3 years|Full Time|Hope Park
UCAS Campus Code: L46
Work placement opportunities|International students can apply
About the course
The global sports industry is dynamic and growing. The industry has many sectors, including: properties (leagues, teams, athletes), rights (media and marketing rights), mega-events and content packaging (branding, sponsorship, broadcasting). You will study these areas in depth.
Sport is also an area of government policy. From initiatives aimed at increasing participation in sport, through to reaping the economic benefits of hosting sports events and attracting sport-related tourism, sport has become a serious focus of government attention.
The sport industry, is ever-increasingly fueled by our desire for healthier lives and our strong cultural devotion to the teams that we support. In this context, the range of careers within the industry has become more diverse and complex. This course will give you the skills needed for a career in this exciting industry.
You will be taught in lectures, workshops and seminars, and small-group tutorials. You will also take part in a field trip to the University’s outdoor education centre in Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
Assessment and feedback
Your assessments will be varied, and suited to all learning styles. Alongside essays, reports and exams, there will be practical work, presentations, debates and problem-solving activities.
Written feedback will be provided for all assessments. Tutors are also happy to discuss feedback points with students in one-to-one meetings.
Your first year of study will give you an introduction to the study of sport management. You will be introduced to the business of sport, sport marketing, sport policy, the sociology of sport, coaching and teaching, and sport psychology.
You will be introduced to the underlying principles of business management and marketing, and their relationship with the global business context, and will study such topics as: business management theory and practice, economics, analysing business and marketing environments, and introduction to organisational behaviour.
In your second year, you will explore such topics as branding and advertising in sport, sport and the law, events, sport for development, the Olympics, sport economics, globalisation. You will also study coaching and sport psychology.
You will be introduced to the dynamic relationship between a variety of business functions and management. This will allow you to consider the operational challenges facing contemporary organisations. You will also explore such topics as enterprise, operations management, finance and human resource management.
In your final year, you hone your subject-specific research interests by completing a dissertation in sport. You will also engage in critical analysis of such topics as brand heritage, sponsorship, ethics, digital marketing and online social networks, betting, and retailing.
You will take on more strategic, global and contemporary perspectives. You will adopt a more strategic lens, through which to consider the nature and scope of business and management in an ever-changing, increasingly global and dynamic context. Among key topics will be strategic management, business sustainability and contemporary business issues.
|UCAS Tariff Points
|104 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
|Access to HE
|104 Tariff Points
|Irish Leaving Certificate
|104 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
|This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
|No specific subject requirements
International entry requirements
|Specific Country Requirements
|Select your country
6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications. For more information, please visit our English Language Requirements page.
This course is designed to embrace the growth in sport employment in the UK, as a myriad of opportunities have emerged in private, non-profit and government sectors. Indeed, the rapidly growing sport industry and field of sport management is extremely broad, with employment positions available in marketing, sales, and event management. In addition, there is scope for employment in segments of business, from professional sports to recreational facilities and non-profit organisations.
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
The tuition fees for the 2024/25 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.
International tuition fees
The International Tuition fees for 2024/25 are £12,500.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This degree is only available to study as a Single Honours.