Full-time: 1 year; part-time: 2 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
C62H; Short form: BSc/SBMan3
Preston (Campus code: U)
BSc (Hons) - Top-up
If you’re interested in a career in management, with the emphasis on the sports industry, then you can progress your foundation degree or HND studies to degree level on this BSc Sports Business Management course, and study sport from a strategic perspective in both a national and global context. Within the course there are a number of opportunities for you to gain invaluable work experience while tailoring your programme of study to suit your interests and ambitions. In addition, emphasis is placed on developing a range of personal and academic skills with the option for progression to further study.
Pass FdSc with 40%/HND Pass overall in Sport Management, Sport and Leisure Management, Leisure & Recreation Management
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
The BSc (Hons) Sports Business (Management) top-up degree equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a leader and manager in the sports sector. You will study core business management disciplines such as strategy and management and professional development, along with modules exploring the contemporary global sports business environment. Examining sports business management from a range of perspectives, the course links theory and practice, drawing on contemporary research and issues in sports business.
Key themes are explored through specialist modules in Sport which reinforce the vocational dimension of the programme. Management and professional development is emphasised throughout the year, enhancing your employability skills and our commitment to continuing your professional development.
The course is highly globalised, both in its content and delivery as there is the opportunity to undertake international case studies and to compare the business of sport management in the UK with our European and International counterparts – so you’ll become adept at understanding and analysing the challenges sport faces in other cultures. There is also a contemporary Issues module where you are exposed to some of the controversial issues you may have to deal with in practice.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. Staff profile: Dr Ingrid Griffiths
Sport is a booming sector in the UK offering lots of graduate opportunities locally and internationally. And following the Olympics 2012 legacy and the upcoming sporting events in the UK over the next decade, a degree in Sports Business Management will lead to a diverse array of opportunities including sports management, performance, coaching, a career in public service or the army. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a range of additional opportunities, including work experience.
This course is subject to formal course review and reapproval by the University as part of its normal cycle of regular review (a process called Periodic Review). Course information and programme specifications are updated and reviewed as part of this process and course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students. This can be in response to various factors including: student feedback; annual reports from external examiners; feedback from the sector or industry advisors or as part of the regular review process by course teams.
This process may well result in changes to the structure and content of the current course as outlined in this Handbook. Any changes made as a result of the process will be immediately included in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with revised versions prior to the commencement of their programme. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The course enjoys strong, live links with industry including Wigan Warriors, Preston City Council and CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). All lecturers have worked in sport management positions. They are all currently research active and are passionate about embedding their latest research into the syllabus.
Formal teaching on the degree programme will be in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops, online activities and tutorials. To support the learning environment, real-world scenarios will be embedded into the course, where appropriate. Course materials and a wide range of supporting resources are made available to you online and new technologies, such as podcasting, discussion boards and blogs are integrated into teaching and learning activities. Personal study also forms an integral part of the programme. On this course you will be allocated a personal tutor who can assist with academic queries.
The modules on the course are assessed through a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, presentations, practical activities, exams and debates. Use is made of both individual and group assessment methods.
My lasting memories of UCLan are the vibrant supported learning environments, the great facilities the university offers and some of the learning experiences that were so significant to me I can still remember them vividly - continuing to use these for both my own and to support others' development. I’m now a Centre Manager, responsible for the daily operation, strategic direction and performance of one of Bupa's Health Clinics.
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