Sports Management

University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

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Course summary

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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 foundation 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, covering a wide variety of areas from sports coaching and PE teaching to leisure centre management and working with national governing bodies. Why should I study the course?

  • RESIDENTIAL VISITS – Examine examples of effective sports management on trips overseas – previous students have visited Athens, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Krakow and Berlin
  • ENRICHMENT – Access additional qualifications and enhancement opportunities to enrich your studies and enhance your career prospects
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Select from a range of optional modules, covering subjects including sports coaching, nutrition or psychology
Great. Tell me some more As part of our course, you'll take part in a number of residential visits funded by UCB, allowing you to examine real world examples of effective sports management practice. Past visits have included the likes of Athens, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris as well as the Lake District National Park, where you'll have the chance to take an Emergency First Aid qualification with the Mountain Rescue Service. Studying on our sports courses means you will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our new Human Performance Centre includes a 35m sprint track (with force plate) and sled track, eight lifting platforms, integrated bilateral force plates, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. It also contains our purpose-built Human Performance Lab, featuring an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser. You will also have access to our cutting-edge gym and our sports injury and massage clinics on campus, as well as use of the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields, which we share with leading Birmingham rugby club Bournville RFC. The purpose-built, 15-acre site has undergone a £3 million transformation, with the pitch situated alongside two new grass pitches and an impressive clubhouse including a function room, modern changing facilities and a physiotherapy suite. What skills will I gain?
  • 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 the operational and strategic issues in sport, specifically relating to operating within an international environment.
  • Through our range of optional modules in your second year, you will be able to gain specialist knowledge in areas relating to your career aims, including sports coaching, nutrition or psychology.
What about the future? Completing this course will enable you to move into a wide range of areas within sports management, including career paths such as:
  • Sports development
  • Sports centre management
  • Corporate sports hospitality
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports event management
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BA (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Economics of Sport
  • Coaching Principles
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Sport in Society
  • Sports Safety, Health and the Environment
YEAR 2
  • The Business of Sport
  • Research for Sport
  • Managing Sports Facilities
  • Management and Planning of Sport
  • Leading People
Plus one option from:
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Voluntary Initiative
- Creative Business Enterprise

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 13 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 6 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 4 hours
  • Tutorials – 3 hours
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course (weighting will vary in Year 3 and 4 depending on optional modules):
  • Coursework – 58%
  • Practical assessment – 33%
  • Written examinations – 9%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 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 CD 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) PPP This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/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 TestBA/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

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


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
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

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Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

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Course contact details

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International Admissions

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