Sports Business and Coaching (BSc Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Integrated Foundation Stage)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

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Our sports courses are in the UK top 20 for graduate prospects and the top 25 for spend per student in sport according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Studying our brand new sports centre in Gloucester, you will develop your understanding of the sport and business environment in this new degree, innovative for its international perspective.

As the sports industry continues to develop globally, there is increasing demand for graduates who not only have an understanding of the sports sector, but also have key business skills. You will gain a broad understanding of the sports industry’s current issues and trends and progress skills that are important to employers, including communication, organisational and leadership skills.

This course offers you a balance between working with various sportspeople – from the elite to those in community projects – and developing the critical skills to succeed in a professional business environment.

You will learn and gain hands-on experience through a mixture of lectures, practical workshops, seminars, field trips and placements.

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Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Managing High Performance Sport' to 'The Sporting Landscape'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

96 tariff points

Not enough tariff points? This course is available with an integrated foundation stage to help you prepare.

Typical offers

CCC at A levels, BTEC MMM or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

112 tariff points

Typical offers

ABB at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeN880
BSc (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundation stageN881


  • Sports business management
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports coaching
  • Event management
  • Sport and leisure management
  • Policy and planning (sporting organisations)

Industry links

You will be taught by experienced sports and business professionals and will get the opportunity to undertake placements in a range of settings to gain vital work experience.

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Opportunity to work with professional sports organisations

We have close links with local and national sports clubs and partners, providing excellent opportunities to become involved with sports development and coaching, in particular within community settings.

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Dr Haydn Morgan

"We give our students the broad global perspective on the sports industry which is vital to those wanting to succeed in coaching or sports business." 

Dr Haydn Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

School of Sport and Exercise

Our School of Sport and Exercise degrees are based in our new international-standard sports arena and state-of-the-art labs. You'll be challenged and supported by experienced coaches, therapists and scientists, building strong skills for employability and for lifelong learning.

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