Prepare yourself for a career in sports business management with this rigorous and intellectually stimulating course from UCLan, which focuses on your development as a critical thinker. You’ll examine sports business management from a range of perspectives, linking theory and practice while drawing on contemporary research and issues in sports business, including sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility and corruption. At the same time, you’ll learn the core business management disciplines - including management, finance, strategy, operations and economics – and their application to sport, graduating with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to become an effective leader and manager in the sports sector.
3 years full-time, optional placement year (4 year Sandwich Degree) available. Part-time study available.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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 University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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UCLan Student Listed as One of the 30 Most Influential Muslim Women in Sport
BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management student, Zuleikha Chikh tells us about her UCLan journey and voluntary work in women’s football, which has earned her much-deserved praise from both outside and within the University.
BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management, 2017
Having had a major passion for sport from a young age, competing and participating in most sports at High School, Jamie Foyster was motivated to pursue his sporting interest, all the way to University. After studying BSc Sports Business Management at UCLan, Jamie is now Manager of iSPORTstore, involving the running of commercial events, professional players, consultancy, marketing and brand management.
BA (Hons) Sports Management, 2002
UCLan graduate, Mark Leech, has been appointed as Director of Operations at five-star holiday resort, Ribby Hall Village, which is based in Lancashire.
Mark, who graduated from University in 2002 with a degree in Sports Management, has worked at Ribby Hall for 19 years, after joining the business as bar staff whilst he was a student.
This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.