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Course snapshot Sport is big business. More people than ever now understand the link between an active lifestyle and good health, and are prepared to spend their time and money on sport-related activities. On UCB's Sports Management degree course, you'll gain the skills needed to succeed in the exciting sector of sports management, opening the doors to a wide variety of employment opportunities. We are a partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - while you'll be supported in your studies by the use of UCB's brand new, state-of-the-art sports facilities. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in management roles in sport, including areas ranging from sports coaching and PE teaching to leisure centre management and working with national governing bodies. Why should I study the course?
- Our course will help you develop the academic and practical skills you need for a successful career in the sports management industry, plus you'll automatically become a student member of CIMSPA when you enrol.
- Supported by UCB's strong industry links, you'll have the chance to gain invaluable work experience throughout your course with the option of a 48-week placement after your second year, while you'll also go on several residential visits both in the UK and overseas.
- As a UCB sports student, you'll have exclusive use of our brand new sports facilities and equipment at our new campus building, Moss House (opening in 2019), and you'll also be able to use the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields.
- You will develop a broad range of skills including the analytical, communication and decision-making disciplines that are vital for success in sports organisations.
- You will gain an understanding of operational and strategic issues in sport, specifically relating to operating within an international environment.
- In your final year you will work on your own independent research project, enabling you to build in-depth knowledge of an industry subject relevant to your career aspirations.
- Sports development
- Sports centre management
- Corporate sports hospitality
- Sports coaching
- Sports event management
- Economics of Sport
- Coaching Principles
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Managing People and Performance
- Sport in Society
- Sports Safety, Health and the Environment
- The Business of Sport
- Research for Sport
- Managing Sports Facilities
- Management and Planning of Sport
- Leading People
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Psychology
- Voluntary Initiative
- Creative Business Enterprise
- Development and Innovation in Sport
- International Sports Environment
- Research Project
- Strategy in Sport
- Sports Marketing
- Sports Psychology 2
- Sports Tourism
- Sports Coaching and the Development of Expertise
- Financial Strategy
Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 13 contact hours made up as follows:
- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 4 hours of teaching in smaller groups
- Tutorials - 3 hours per week including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials
- Residential visits - UCB-funded residential visits provide a wider appreciation of national and international sporting environments
- Work experience - You are encouraged to undertake work experience throughout your course and there is also an option to compete a 48-week placement after year 2
- Coursework - 58%
- Practical assessment - 33%
- Written examinations - 9%
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]|
|A level||CCC||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points|
|HNC (BTEC)||P||A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.|
|HND (BTEC)||P||A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.|
Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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