Sports Management with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS

Course summary

If you are motivated by the idea of working in the sports industry, one of the most versatile and exciting sectors in the world, then our BA Sports Management is an excellent degree choice for you. Before embarking on the three year degree course, you will have an additional year to develop your study skills and strengthen the academic foundations needed for degree-level study. Sport is a fast growing and dynamic global industry that brings together commercial, social and political interests. There are fantastic opportunities for graduates who have a good understanding of the sports industry to apply their management, leadership and business skills. Students of this degree course will benefit from Roehampton's partnerships with a range of prestigious sports organisations such as Crystal Palace FC (of which Roehampton is the Official Higher Education Partner), Fulham FC, The Lawn Tennis Association, Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, schools and coaching agencies. Taught on our south-west London campus, on this degree you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Careers Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support, whether you choose to live on campus or commute to us. This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your main degree, and then return to complete your degree. A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.


Here are some of the possible modules you may take on this course. Year One Research and Debates in Sport Research and debates in sport introduces undergraduate students of sport to a range of academic and critical thinking skills that they will need as they progress through their degree programme. Central to the module is the desire to foster within students the ability to see beyond every day analyses of issues in sport, to a more considered and critically informed perspective that treats sports as a case study to which academic learning is applied. Sport and Social Issues This module seeks to equip students with an understanding of the participants in sport, and the various barriers they need to overcome in order to gain access to all of sport's benefits. The module looks at consumers from a number of social angles, and explains how issues such as sexism, racism and elitism affect the sport experiences of individuals and groups. It encourages students to come up with practical solutions to overcome such issues in an effort to better serve the sporting needs of all sports participants. Business Psychology This module will help you to develop your understanding of self and is your first stepping stone to the personal and professional development required of all business management students. The module has been designed to enable you to understand the role of Business Psychology in the workplace, and to identify your personal strengths and weaknesses through a process of self-assessment and reflection. You will be able to identify your personal values, assertiveness, develop your understanding of issues such as individual differences and emotional intelligence, and be supported to enhance your interpersonal skills. This process will in turn develop your independent thinking, build your confidence in your own potential, develop your psychological literacy, and increase your drive to achieve your management potential. You will also learn how to appreciate the benefits of team working and understand your preferred role when contributing to teams. This module is an important part of your journey towards becoming a Roehampton Business Graduate. We have designed it so that you can benefit from its content and approach throughout your three years with us at the Business School by understanding your needs as a learner and a future manager. Introduction to Management This module employs a problem-based learning approach in which you're prepared to develop the intellectual and personal skills to analysing and problem-solve business challenges. This module is intended to develop your ability to understand the main features of managing an organisation. Through lectures, seminars and workshops, in addition to the supported learning materials and wider reading, you will be introduced to academic concepts enabling them to apply management theory to organisational practice. Through the learning and assessment strategy, you will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills in problem-solving and apply this to your role as an aspiring manager. Principles of Marketing This module is designed to introduce you to the essential concepts and skills used in modern marketing management. An organisation's customers represent one of its most important assets and marketing is about identifying and satisfying customers' needs and providing appropriate products and services. This module introduces students to the modern marketing environment where digital technologies are increasingly important. The underlying theories behind many key marketing decisions, such as pricing of goods and services, the use of promotional tools such as advertising and digital marketing will be covered.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Sports Management with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS