University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Sport Development

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Course summary

The rapid expansion of international sport and sport's increasing positive contribution to international development have created exciting new career opportunities world widely. This course aims to nurture your talents and give you an understanding of contemporary issues in sport from a global perspective. You'll explore a range of key skills to enable you to work for the development of international sport and sports initiatives in international development for both public and commercial sectors. As a graduate, you will have promising career and employment prospects in the global job market. The number of international sports events has kept on increasing in recent years and so has the sheer scale of these events. The international sports industry keeps exploring new markets in the developing countries, e.g. China and India, after their old markets in the advanced regions have become saturated. More and more governments, both international and national, and NGOs including the international governing bodies of sport become actively engaged in providing and delivering sports programmes to support social development. The globalisation of sport, both through the traditional format and more recently with the trend in eSports, has become an accelerated and irreversible process. This course reflects key issues and rapid changes in this ongoing process and prepares students with good and up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing world of global sport. Following completion of the course graduates can expect to enter the professional sports clubs, national and international governing bodies of sport, sport development within national-based and international-based organisations and locations, sport administrations, sport marketing and PR, event management, and sport/leisure/fitness club management. Why choose this course

  • You will achieve a comprehensive knowledge of the contemporary sport with specific focus on development of international sport in the global market and sport’s increasingly important role in international development programmes delivered in different regions in the world.
  • You will develop skill-sets enabling you to work with confidence and competence in both public and commercial sectors of sport nationally and internationally.
  • Overall, the course has been designed to support you in acquiring and developing subject expertise, employable skills and personal competence from and through scholarship, research and professional practice.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Relevant Science preferable (any science or psychology) Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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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 £13200 Year 1

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