Sport Management at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

This innovative course will enable you to develop the skills required to successfully manage and lead a variety of sports, events, organisations and people. This degree focuses on business and management within the sports industry. You’ll study a combination of management, policy and sociology modules, developing a thorough and critical understanding of sport management issues and theory. There is also the option to focus on two different pathways, outdoor adventure management and football business management. Outdoor adventure management will cover coaching, outdoor studies, event management and include topics such as nature therapy, outdoor education, adventure recreation (with tourism) and extreme sports. While football business management offers a rounded business education, with all learning contextualised to the football environment. Potential topics covered include marketing, management, football development, sociology, organisational behaviour and strategic planning. With employability at its core, you’ll be able to develop practical and professional skills through a variety of placement options from a four-week work placement unit to a sandwich year-long placement. The course team’s established industry links have provided previous students with the opportunity for valuable industry work experience. Past students have also benefitted from talks delivered by guest lecturers, giving insight around current issues in the industry to help build their knowledge and network of contacts. You’ll learn from a teaching team with a broad range of academic and industry experience. What does this course lead to? This course can lead to careers in the business and management side of the sports industry - potential career paths include marketing, finance, sport events, sport tourism and adventure sport. The skills you’ll build up on the course could also create entrepreneurial opportunities, such as setting up your own sports business enterprise. Who is this course for? This programme is the ideal way for applicants to combine their love of sport with essential business and management skills. Applicants come from a wide range of academic backgrounds and tend to be aspiring to careers in sports marketing, centre management, coaching, sports development and sports administration or developing their own business.


YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Health and Safety Operations Industry Awareness and Employability Management and Organisational Behaviour Marketing Principles Research and Study Skills Social and Cultural Issues YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Planning Live Projects Event Leadership and Marketing Human Resources and Performance Management Research Methods YEAR 2 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Adventure and Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Learning and Coaching Policy in Practice Sociological Perspectives Technical and Tactical Performance Analysis and Recruitment The Politics, Culture and Sociology of Football YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Strategic Management and Consultancy YEAR 3 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Business Start-Up Football, Sustainability and Social Change Global and Contemporary Issues Globalisation of Football Managing Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activities Professional Practice in Football Development Sociology of Extreme and Lifestyle Sports Strategic Sport Development

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Student Outcomes

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

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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 £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Sport Management at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS