Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Please note this course is only available for direct entry into years 2 and 3. For year 1 entry please see BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching.
This course was designed with employers from the sports industry via our Professional Advisory Group, and combines academic study with applied and work place learning to equip you with relevant knowledge and skills to ensure you are ready for employment or to further your career. If you want to learn how sport can be managed to inspire young people, develop communities and fulfil the potential of all individuals, from grass roots to elite athletes, then sport development is for you. Our Sport Development degrees have a proven track record, and with a pedigree of more than 10 years, our professional and practical component has ensured an excellent employability record for our graduates. The exciting programme considers broad sporting themes in talent development, education, elite sport, international sport, sport coaching, sports policy, inclusive sport event management and the strategic management of sport. We prepare students with a diverse range of practical work-based skills, applied academic knowledge and research and evaluation skills which culminates in an honours level project. You determine the topic of your honours level research project so this provides a real opportunity to develop expertise in an area that you are passionate about. Students engage with key issues on a practical, vocational and theoretical basis to ensure they have a well-rounded experience of Higher Education.
In Year 1 you will study Foundations in Sport Development, Sports Coaching and the Coaching process, An Introduction to Sport Management, Organisation of Sport and PE, Sport in the Community, Engaging with Learning: Sport Development. In Year 2 you will study either a work placement module Engaging with Employability: Sport Development, or Sport Event Management. You will study compulsory modules in Sport Policy and Governance, Research Methods, and Sport Marketing and select between either Inclusion in Sport. In Year 3 you study an Honours project and two compulsory modules, Applied Resource Management in Sport Development Strategic Sports Development. You then select two additional modules from Sport and Excellence, Leadership and Management, Sport and Disability, Sport and Society or Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
You will be assessed via a number of methods including, essays, reports, presentations, practical coaching assessments and industry based assessments of applied practice. Most assessment is coursework based although there are a small number of modules that are assessed via multi-choice tests or exams. Assessments are designed to assess both academic and applied aspects of the programme. Your assessments are tailored towards your subject specialisms and through the Honour Project you further develop your expertise in an area of specific interest.
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications|
|A level||CCC||Excluding General Studies|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction|
We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs
General Studies is excluded.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification|
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|