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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Learn from the best on a course developed with industry experts.
  • Work with well-known organisations on live projects and work placements.
  • Gain transferable skills for other industries.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad, depending on external regulations.
This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy. You’ll learn how management and business is applied in the industry by working with a variety of organisations across the sports sector – including sports councils, national governing bodies, such as the English Football Association (the FA) and professional clubs. How you learn The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree. Alongside business and management concepts, you’ll learn about the role of sport in society to achieve a range of objectives. You’ll study modules ranging from the basics of financial management to the strategic positioning of products and services. You’ll also improve your employability skills and develop specialist knowledge of the sports industry. In the foundation year, you build your Sport Business Management interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • project supervision
  • demonstration
  • workshops
  • field trips
  • external visits
  • placements
Applied learning - Work placements and professional development As a minimum, you’ll complete a six-week work project, though you can always extend this period and complete a sandwich placement if the opportunity arises. We have an established network of local, regional, national and international employers offering a number of placements. We also encourage students to explore opportunities within new and emerging areas of the sports industry. Live projects As part of your studies – you’ll have opportunities to engage in a number of industry-related projects – often working with sport organisations to solve problems or explore potential market opportunities. We have three world-class sport-related research centres where you can work on real-life events and projects with the Sports Industry Research Group. Recently students have worked at events such as The Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, The Open, The Ryder Cup and The Henley Regatta. Networking opportunities With a superb alumni network and industry ties – as well as opportunities for work placements and research projects – this course offers ample opportunities for networking. Some of our students take part in the inaugural #SportsPro hackathon, competing with teams from other universities around the world. We also have a series of external speakers who deliver guest lectures and additional talks. Previous speakers have included representatives from leading national governing bodies, sports goods manufacturers, global motorsports and professional clubs, as well as health and fitness organisations and agencies. While we have strong internal support, we also partner with external organisations, including The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL).


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care Elective modules Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Year 2 - Compulsory modules Developing Management And Leadership Practice Financial Management In The Sport Industry Managing The Sports Business Sport Research In Practice The Sport And Physical Activity Environment Understanding Sport And Physical Activity Year 3 - Compulsory modules Applied Professional Development Enterprise And Innovation Hrm For Sport Managers Research Methods In Sport Sports Business Marketing Elective modules Event Management Managing The Development Of Sport In The Uk Operational Facility Management Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Management Applications Project In Sport Strategic Management Of Sport Elective modules Economics And Finance Of Professional Team Sports Managing The Development Of International Sport Marketing Communications Sport, Brands And Culture Strategic Facility Management Strategic Management Of Sport Events

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sport Business Management with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS