Sport Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. 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. On this BSc (Hons) Sport Management degree, you'll study sport in a global context and 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
  • Visit international sports facilities and compare them with those in the UK
Careers and opportunities On this course, you'll explore sport’s role in society and how sports management and development 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 degree in sport management? Our graduates have gone on to roles such as:
  • sports development officer
  • sports marketing executive
  • data analyst
  • sponsorship executive
  • football coach
  • sports agent
  • event manager
  • strategy manager
  • PE teacher
Others have entered more diverse areas of employment, such as sports law, local government, strategic leadership, consultancy and the charity sector. 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. Whichever route you choose, you'll receive support and guidance. Our specialist team of Science and Health Careers advisors can help you with finding a work placement and improving your employability skills. They'll provide you with a database of placement vacancies, support with your job search – including help with applications and interviews – and support throughout your placement year. 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

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include: Introduction to Sport, Business and Management – 40 credits Psychosocial Perspectives on the Management of Sport and Physical Activity – 40 credits Theories in Sport, Business and Management – 40 credits There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: Operational Management in Sport – 20 credits Preparing Research, Innovation or Enterprise Projects – 20 credits Professional Development in Sport Management – 20 credits Sport Event Management – 20 credits Sales and Marketing in Sport – 20 credits Optional modules in this year include: Modern Foreign Language (Institution-wide Language Programme) – 20 credits Sports Law – 20 credits Placement year 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. You'll have to take one of these optional modules to complete your placement year. SHES Sandwich Year (Study Placement) – 120 credits SHES Sandwich Year (Work Placement) – 120 credits Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Economics and Finance of Sport – 20 credits Project – 40 credits Strategic Management in Sport – 20 credits Sport Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing – 20 credits Work-Based Learning For Sport Management – 20 credits There are no optional modules in this year. 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

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

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.

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

Student Outcomes

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60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
Go onto work and study

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: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. 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
Sport Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS