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Course summary

Overview Devise marketing campaigns for top sports brands. Manage community schemes that inspire the next generation to love sport. Organise sponsorship strategies for international sporting events. Whatever your ambitions, this BSc (Hons) Sports Management degree will help you turn your passion for sport into a career. Course highlights

  • Learn from industry experts with experience in delivering community sports programmes and gain practical skills in everything from events management to entrepreneurship
  • Plan and market local sports events such as the Great South Run and work with organisations like the Hampshire FA
  • Have the chance to study abroad, go on overseas field trips and take part in research run by institutions such as UEFA, the FA and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
  • Train and coach within our extensive sports facilities, including a 100-station gym, fitness studios, and a new sports centre featuring a ski simulator, climbing wall and 8-lane swimming pool
Careers and opportunities On this course, you'll explore sport’s role in society and how sports management can make sport accessible to all, yet the business skills you'll gain will prepare you for a wide range of careers. When you graduate, you'll be ready to apply corporate, management, financial and marketing knowledge to an exciting career within the sports industry, or any other sector that interests you. 90% of our graduates find work within a year of completing this course, so you can feel confident that what you learn will set you up for the world of work. What jobs can you do with a Sports Management degree? Our graduates have gone on to roles such as:
  • PE teacher
  • sports development officer
  • sports marketing executive
  • sports agent
  • community coach coordinator
  • event manager
  • project manager
Others have entered more diverse areas of employment, such as sports law, local government, strategic leadership, consultancy and the charity sector. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Placement year Either before or following your third year, you can opt for a work placement year to gain valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Placements give you the opportunity to apply what you've learnt so far in a real workplace, boosting your employability and making you attractive to employers after graduation. You can work for a company or organisation here in the UK or overseas – some of our graduates have gone as far afield as Mwanza in Tanzania. Or, you could go independent by setting up and running your own business with other students. Potential roles Previous students have taken placement roles such as:
  • basketball development manager
  • sports marketing manager
  • sales, marketing and social media intern
  • sport leader and event leader
Potential destinations They've completed placements at organisations including:
  • Access Sport
  • Decathlon UK
  • The Great Run Company
  • Active Communities Network
Study abroad You’ll have the chance to do an overseas field trip to experience sports management in other communities and cultures. Previous students have travelled to Barcelona to carry out their own research projects, on areas including urban sport, Olympic legacy, and the impact of tourism and city infrastructure. You'll also have the option to study abroad for a year in Europe, South Asia, Canada or North America. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore a new destination and study as an international student at a partner university in another part of the world. Many of our students describe their time spent studying abroad as truly unforgettable, as well as an excellent way to stand out to future employers.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Community Sport Provision
  • Introduction to Sport, Business and Management
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Contemporary Sport
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • International Research Project in Sport Business Management
  • Preparing Research, Innovation or Enterprise Projects
  • Sport Event Management
  • Sports Business Management
  • Work-Based Learning
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Sports Facility Management
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can choose an optional placement year between your 2nd and 3rd year of studies or after your 3rd year. During the study abroad placement year, you'll experience life at a university in another country. Alternatively, you can spend a year developing your experience in industry in the UK or abroad with the work placement year. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Marketing and Promotion of Sport
  • Professional Development
  • Sport Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing
  • Strategic Management in Sport
  • Project
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through examinations, essays and reports, projects, portfolios and case studies, practical demonstrations, oral assessments through presentations or discussion groups. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you're assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous academic year of how students on this course were typically assessed:

  • Year 1 students: 30% by written exams, 15% by practical exams and 55% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 25% by written exams, 23% by practical exams and 52% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 8% by written exams, 30% by practical exams and 62% by coursework


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N882
Institution code:
P80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
57%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Placement Year and Year abroad fees: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 | EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £1900. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees You’ll have to pay for meals and other living costs while completing compulsory fieldwork, amounting to £50–£1000. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by your course fee. You’ll need to contribute towards the cost of optional fieldwork programmes, which usually come to £50–£1000. You may need to a pay a returnable deposit for some field trips to ensure attendance. For day trips, this deposit is £20. For trips that last several days and require overnight stay, the deposit is £50. The deposit for these trips will be returned to you after the trip. If you take an optional placement unit or placement year, you'll need to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence. These costs will vary depending on the duration and location of the placement. The cost will usually be £50-£1000.
Sport Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS