Develop skills in managing sports events, facilities and people, as well as capitalising on business opportunities in this dynamic industry. Gain experience through professional placements. Students have recently worked for Paragon Events in London, Gullivers Sports Travel as well as for sports businesses in the USA and New Zealand.
The commercial sports sector is fast-moving. This course reflects its diversity, focusing on developing your skills for employability. Your first year will introduce you to the fundamentals of sports business as well as community sports provision. Learn why sport is so important to people and examine the policies and protocols that govern the industry.
In your second and final years you’ll deepen your commercial knowledge. Gain experience on a professional placement as well as managing real-life community sports initiatives. Choose modules to match your interests and career goals. You could choose to study topics such as sports-tour management, community sport partnerships, digital media and sport, or event design and production.
You’ll gain industry insights on field trips with recent excursions including sporting venues such as Cheltenham Racecourse (home to the Cheltenham Festival, our yearly horse-racing event that welcomes around 250,000 visitors each year), Gloucester Rugby Club, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and St Pierre Marriot Hotel and Country Club, among Europe's premier golfing venues.
You’ll also build your industry understanding through sports practitioners in lectures with recent guests including professionals from The Football People, Aspire's Indoor Tennis Centre and Sports Park and Star Trac.
Develop your critical and creative thinking in interactive lectures and seminars. You will take part in discussion-based tasks such as analysing case studies, or applying recently learned theory to real-world projects.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.
Tariff information for 2018 entry
104 tariff points
BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
2018 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.
International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.
If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and Integrated Programme.
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BA (Hons) - 4 years placement||CN6F|
|BA (Hons) - 3 years fast-track placement||NC26|
Management careers for:
- Sports venues or facilities
- Sports marketing agencies
- Professional sports clubs
- Sports events companies
- Local authorities sports development
- Sport and leisure resorts