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Sport Business (Management) 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 Sport 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.

The BSc (Hons) Sport 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.

Opportunities

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 Sport 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.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: 1 year; part-time: 2 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Top-up

  • UCAS Code:

    C62H

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
    Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Pass FdSc with 40%/HND Pass overall in Sport Management, Sport and Leisure Management, Leisure & Recreation Management

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.

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Course Overview

Compulsory Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Business Management
  • Strategic Sport Business Management
  • Management & Professional Development for Sport

 

Choice from:
  • Dissertation
  • Research Project
  • Enterprise

Optional Modules

  • Sports Brand Management
  • Sport and Leisure Events

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Industry Links

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.

Learning Environment and Assessment

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.

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Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements

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.