Sheffield Hallam University

Sport Business Management with Foundation Year Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Course summary
• Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
• Learn from the best on a course that has been developed in collaboration with industry experts.
• Gain skills that are transferable to other industries.
• Get to work with well known organisations in a live project and work placements.
Work with organisations like UK Sport, the English Football Association and various football clubs to understand management and business as applied in organisations in the sport industry. This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy.

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 learn about the sport environment and the role of sport in society to achieve a range of objectives. You study modules ranging from the basics of financial management to the strategic positioning of products and services.

You learn through
• lectures
• seminars
• tutorials
• project supervision
• demonstration
• workshops
• field trips
• external visits
• placements

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.

Applied learning
Work placements and professional development
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have had placements with Reebok India, Badminton England, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United football clubs, Sheffield Steelers, Leicester Tigers, England Rugby 2015, the English Institute of Sport, Champneys Springs Health Resort, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sport Industries Research Centre, England and Wales Cricket Board.

Live projects
In the enterprise and innovation module you have the opportunity to present and develop your own business idea with the help of the University's Research and Innovation Office. You examine opportunities and markets, study entrepreneurship and innovation theory, as well as using applied research from your chosen sporting industry.

Course details


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 can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Elective modules
Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Developing Management And Leadership Practice 20
Managing The Sports Business 20
Principles Of Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers 20
Sport Research In Practice 20
The Management Of Sport In Society 20
The Sport Management Environment 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Applied Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers 20
Enterprise And Innovation In Sport 20
Hrm For Sport Managers 20
Research In Sport Business Management 20
Elective modules
Event Management Design And Innovation 20
Managing The Development Of Sport In The Uk 20
Operational Facility Management 20
Final year
Compulsory modules
Management Applications 20
Project 40
Strategic Management Of Sport 20
Elective modules
Economics And Finance Of Professional Team Sports 20
Managing The Development Of International Sport 20
Marketing Communications 20
Sport, Brands And Culture 20
Strategic Facility Management 20
Strategic Management Of Sport Events 20

Assessment method


How to apply

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points From at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

CC at A Level
MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

Equivalencies we only accept are from Equivalency Testing

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

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

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Listening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
PTE Academic 52.0 Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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