New Sport Management BSc pathways

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is excited to launch two new BSc (Hons) degree pathways with Sport Management, including the option of a year in Industry – providing students with management skills, practical experience, and a deeper understanding of the wider sports industry.

These degree pathways provide students with the opportunity to dive into the exciting and dynamic world of sport business. You will study sport management modules alongside other sport, exercise and health related content, with an emphasis on building up sport industry knowledge and practical experience of how management concepts and theories can be applied in a variety of sport and wider sector workplaces. Pathway content will equip students with skills and knowledge to take up positions in community sport and voluntary organisations, professional sport bodies, sport charities, corporate sport and leisure providers, and sport data and marketing companies. Students can also progress on to postgraduate courses in international business, marketing, finance, and sport management. 

What will you graduate with?  

The BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences and BSc Sports and Exercise Sciences for Health pathways with Sport Management provide a learning environment that prepares students for diverse careers.  This four-year course allows more opportunities for work experience, with industry placements in stages 3 and 4, helping you to develop a stronger network of contacts for achieving employment. By taking these degree pathways, students will leave with a BSc (Hons) in either Sport and Exercise Sciences with Sport Management or Sport and Exercise for Health with Sport Management, both with the added option of a year in Industry. Upon graduation, students will hold a unique undergraduate qualification that also supports transition on master’s degree study.  

‘The new BSc Sport Management pathway options for our BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences and BSc Sport & Exercise for Health programmes offers an excellent opportunity for students seeking a broad range of career pathways in the sport, health, and leisure sectors. The pathway provides a suite of exciting modules covering contemporary sport industry, sport marketing, leadership, event management and promotion that will equip students with the necessary professional skills and expertise needed in today’s thriving sport management industry.  

Students will learn from knowledgeable sector experts and internationally respected scholars in the field and gain wider knowledge of the challenges and solutions facing the UK, Europe, and wider global sport sectors. Students will also have the possibility to undertaken placements within the pathway, extend their degree with our further year-in-industry option, or be suitably equipped to undertake post-graduate studies across the sport, management, and business domains. We are incredibly excited about introducing this option for our new students and look forward to welcoming you to the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences in the forthcoming year!‘  

Dr Geoffery Z. Kohe, Programme Director 

What will you be studying? 

Specific management modules include Introduction to Sport Industries, Principles of Sport Marketing, Sport and Exercise Leadership, Sports Event Management, Research Study in Sport Sciences, as well as other selected Sport Science and Health modules. In addition to the compulsory module in the first year, students will take four additional Sport and Exercise Sciences modules. In the second year, there are two compulsory Sport Management modules for the BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences, and 3 compulsory modules for the BSc Sport & Exercise for Health degree. Remaining modules are selected from the Sport & Exercise Sciences programme. In year three, students complete compulsory modules on Research Study in Sport & Exercise Sciences (Dissertation), Sports Event Management or Industry placement, and Exercise Prescription, as well as additional modules dependent upon the specific degree selected. 

The dissertation module is where students would be expected to undertake a research study in Sport Management and further develop research skills, training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies and enquiries relevant to a key area of interest within the sport sector.  

This programme will be available from September 2022. Current Sport and Exercise for Health and Sport and Exercise Sciences applicants are eligible to transfer to this course before September 2022.