University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Sports Management

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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Sport is big business. More people than ever before now understand how an active lifestyle is linked to good physical and mental health, and are prepared to spend their income and leisure time on sports-related activities. Our Sports Management foundation degree course will give you the practical skills to make the most of business opportunities in this exciting sector. Sports Management offers a wide variety of employment opportunities, from working for national governing bodies or managing leisure facilities and sports events to sports marketing and commercial development. Our course features distinct learning pathways to ensure you gain the range of skills vital for success in your preferred career, from football scouting or sports analysis to social media management and more. Supported by cutting-edge facilities, our course lets you put learning into practice through a variety of residential visits in the UK and overseas. The course also carries industry accreditation and recognition from key bodies including the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), providing you with free student membership and access to a range of industry resources. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visits – Boost your understanding of the global sports business on residential trips – past destinations have included Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Poland, with essential costs covered by the University
  • Enrichment – Visit Commonwealth Games venues, football stadiums and St George's Park (home of the FA), as well as hearing from top industry speakers
  • Industry approved – Our course is accredited by CIMSPA and the DMI, offering you enhanced industry recognition and additional benefits including membership on enrolment
  • Award-winning university – Study at the University of the Year offering the best Student Support in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022)
FACILITIES Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser. Our sports clinics on campus are open to the public, enabling students to put training into practice treating and assessing patients. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is accredited by the DMI and CIMSPA. PLACEMENTS Opportunities for work experience are available throughout this course. Employers we have worked with include Birmingham City FC, Shrewsbury Town FC, Wolverhampton Speedway, Aston Villa Ladies FC, League Managers Association, Sport4Life, Anytime Fitness Edgbaston, The Pumphouse Gym, Tempest Executives and The Clubhouse (Solihull). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports marketing manager
  • Sports strategy officer
  • Business development manager (sport)
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Event manager
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Brand U
  • Coaching for Performance and Management
  • Finance and Economics of Sport
  • Sport and Society Research
YEAR 2
  • CWG 2022
  • Digital Media and Marketing
  • Investigative Journalism
- Managing and Leading People

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 55%
  • Practical assessment – 40%
  • Written examinations – 5%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N2CQ
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, 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 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 Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and 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
Sports Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS