Sport Management BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: CN60
Get ready for a career working in the management and delivery of professional and community sport. Combine hands-on experience and theory on this course endorsed by CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
Fuel your passion for sport and develop the skills needed to kickstart your career. Our sport management degree gives you the skills and know-how to implement and manage local, national and international sports programmes and events.
Throughout the course, you’ll get hands-on experience with some of our partners and other employers on and off campus. These work placement opportunities will give you practical experience in planning implementing and evaluating sports events and programmes.
In your final year, you’ll be able to focus your assessment projects on a topic of your choice. Perhaps you’re interested in the promotion of health and wellbeing? Or want to discover life in community and elite sports management?
You’ll graduate with skills that employers are searching for both within and outside the sports industry. Follow your dreams and make a real difference to people’s lives and the effective operations of businesses.
This course is endorsed against the professional standards of CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. It is designed to help you see theory in practice through work experience opportunities.
Professional practice placements
Sandwich year option available
Studying abroad option available
What you'll study
In Year 1, we’ll help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed throughout the course. Discover how sport and physical activity can combine with key management and leadership skills. We’ll introduce you to the key themes of the degree which include the organisation and management of sport, business management in sport, leadership, health and wellbeing.
Introduction to Critical Thinking for Sports Research
Module code: SPT1851
Introduction to Leadership in Sport Management
Module code: SPT1752
Introduction to Organisation and Administration of Sport and Physical Activity
Module code: SPT1856
Introduction to Sport Management
Module code: SPT1751
Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles
Module code: SPT1852
Introduction to Sports Coaching
Module code: SPT1855
In Year 2, you’ll gain specialist knowledge in the management of sport and physical activity. Explore the effective delivery of community sport and sports events, learn to manage people, discover health behaviour change and ways of working with diverse populations. You’ll gain valuable practical experiences in the business of sport including the planning, implementation and evaluation of sports events and programmes.
Event Management 1
Module code: SPT2753
Managing Health Behaviour Change Through Sport and Physical Activity
Module code: SPT2852
Managing People and Organisational Change
Module code: SPT2754
Module code: SPT2220
Sport Management and Marketing
Module code: SPT2752
Working with Diverse Populations
Module code: SPT2856
Your final year will give you more real-world experience of the sports industry where you can apply your knowledge to practical scenarios. Complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and understanding are aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. Your dissertation is your chance to specialise by completing an independent research project in an area you’re interested in.
Module code: SPT3220
Event Management 2
Module code: SPT3752
Managing Health-Based Programmes in Sport and Physical Activity
Module code: SPT3851
Professional Practice and Work Placement
Module code: SPT3221
One of:Expand all
Managing Wellbeing in the Sports Workforce
Module code: SPT3855
Sports Business Management
Module code: SPT3751
Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.
How you'll study
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group seminars, practical activities, tutorials, workshops and study skills sessions to help you manage the transition to university. In addition, there will be practical work, directed independent study, supervised individual research and ICT-based learning. For each module you will have a detailed handbook that tells you what sessions are about, what to read, how you will be assessed, offers coursework guidance, and explains how module content relates to your employment, both in and beyond sports settings.
You will gain valuable work-related experience and skills throughout the programme, including with partners and other employers off campus.
How you'll be assessed
Assessments are both individual and team-based and enable you to develop your presentation skills through applied sports management tasks, including those undertaken in the real world and with industry partners. These tasks include the writing of essays and project reports. There will be critical appraisals of management and organisational strategies, evaluations of management practices, preparation of presentations, the planning and delivery of practical sessions, developing portfolios of evidence linked to professional standards, and undertaking a piece of original independent research.
Who will be teaching you
You will be taught by highly enthusiastic and committed staff who have a wealth of experience working with a variety of sport and non-sport organisations. They draw upon these links and partners to ensure you gain valuable practical experiences to prepare you for the world of work. Teaching staff are also involved in national and international research projects which influence the way sport is developed and managed, ensuring you are given the most up-to-date knowledge relevant to your future employment.
Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Physical Education, Sports Studies or a Science subject. A related subject, including Business and Management, Sociology or Social Science, would also be welcomed.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
|BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)||Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).|
|T Level||Overall grade of Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.|
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
How to apply
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.Discover our accommodation
Based in the Wilson Centre, the Department of Sport and Physical Activity places a strong emphasis on practical work underpinned by outstanding facilities. There are dedicated laboratories in performance analysis, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, musculoskeletal, biochemistry, vision analysis, sleep, exercise and performance, and functional rehabilitation, as well as a sports therapy clinic.
Extensive use is also made of the on-campus leisure facilities which include top-of-the-range 3G football and rugby pitches, hockey pitches, tennis courts, competition-standard athletics track and an athletics field. Our sports centre boasts a 25-metre swimming pool, double sports hall for badminton, basketball, netball and squash, a 100-station fitness suite, aerobics studio and a health suite with sauna and steam rooms.
Where you'll study
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
Following graduation, you’ll be qualified to work in management, both in sport and other occupational settings such as health and wellbeing, and business and management. You may wish to look for jobs roles such as:
- Sports Development Officer
- Athletics Events Consultant
- Volunteer Manager
- Public Health Programmes and Commissioning Manager
Some graduates go on to study for their PGCE and follow the path into teaching, or decide to carry on with their studies and complete a postgraduate course.
This degree is endorsed against the professional standards of CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
You will gain student membership of CIMSPA, the professional body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, for the duration of your degree. The cost of student membership is included in your tuition fees and will enable you to access e-learning, guest lectures, digital newsletters and magazines, and work placement, volunteering and job opportunities.
On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for CIMSPA graduate membership, at your own expense. Further information is available at cimspa.co.uk.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Track changes to this course
Change of Modules - 27 January 2022
SPT2220 Research Methods (20 credits) replaces SPT2851 Doing Real World Sports Research (20 credits) as a compulsory module in Year 2.
SPT3221 Professional Practice and Work Placement (20 credits) replaces SPT3854 Work Placement (20 credits) as a compulsory module in Year 3.
Change to Modes of Study - 15 July 2021
The programme is now available to study on a full-time only basis. It was previously available full-time and part-time.