Sheffield College

Management with Sport (Top-up) Sheffield College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

Validated by the Open University, this new, one year BA (Hons) top-up degree in Sports Management is an exciting new programme. Students will study modules which allow them to develop a broad understanding of management (shared with students on the other management pathways of Business and Events), whilst taking specialist modules which focus on sports management.

This course aims to develop multi-skilled and resourceful graduates who have developed detailed specialist knowledge and a broad ranging understanding of the global, national, regional and local sports management environment. Graduates will be aware of the impact of management decisions and have a variety of skills to enable them to function within the sporting industry.

The course year comprises of two semesters. In the first semester (September to January), students will study three, 20 credit core modules.  In the second semester (January to May) students will study one 20 credit module and a 40 credit final major project. Some lectures and other sessions with be shared with students studying on other pathways (BA (Hons) Top-up courses in Business Management and Events Management) which will contextualise and strengthen learning.

Students can expect to spend approx. 15 hours per week in structured study, spending a maximum of 3 days per week in college. Students are expected to spend a similar amount of time in self-directed study. Please note that study days and timetables will be confirmed over the summer and will be made available to applicants as soon as possible.

You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience and/or who are currently working professionally in their area of business, as a well as educationally by lecturers, thus combining theory and practice in order to develop a deeper awareness of the current sector, its trends and professional requirements. 

The course aims to equip students for further academic study, so you would be well placed to progress onto a Masters level course at higher education institutions offering research/taught degree programmes.

Course details


Key Units
Semester 1
Strategic International Management (20 credits)
International Marketing (20 credits)
Minor Project (20 credits)
Semester 2
Innovation for Sport (20 credits)
Major Project (40 credits)

Assessment method

Formal methods of teaching will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. This work will be enhanced by access to the wider range of technological and support facilities available within the college, and from external speakers.

In addition, active/participative learning will cover simulation, role play, presentations, case studies, project work, practical activities, visits and workshops, all of which will build upon the experience and practice of the student, and afford opportunities for self-reflection.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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.

Course code N880
Institution code S22
Campus name Hillsborough Campus
Campus code 1

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 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points •Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject

•Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,500 Year 1
Scotland £6,500 Year 1
Wales £6,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Sheffield College
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