Make the sport industry tick with our London-based Sports Management degree
Impact a growing global market with our hands-on Sports Management degree. You’ll boost your employability while covering key areas of sport business like:
You can then specialise in:
- sports event management
- sports sponsorship and promotions
- applied sports management
- global perspectives on the sports industry.
Learn in the capital
You’ll study in London – the heart of world sport. We have close relationships within the sports industry, so you’ll:
- volunteer at major events
- visit iconic venues.
During your sports management course, you can complete specific modules to achieve a Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (subject to CMI moderation).
A supportive environment
Our academics are committed to your personal and professional growth. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023) placed us in the UK’s top 5 for teaching quality.
Work placements: build professional experience
You will complete a work placement to build your skills and network. You can work with:
- professional clubs
- fitness centres.
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This programme combines a general understanding of business and management with thorough coverage of key areas in sports business. From finance and marketing, through to strategy and social responsibility, you will move to focus on more specialist subject areas, including sports event management, sports journalism, high performance personnel management and sports law.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent).
We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).
For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.
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A GCSE grade 4/C in English and Maths, or an equivalent qualification, is also required.
We offer GCSE equivalency tests for those who need to improve their GCSE grades.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).
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Fees & funding
*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.
Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.
Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage.
Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .
A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.
Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.
How the degree is taught
Contact time - 50%
Independent study - 50%
*Contact time includes 32% of guided learning
You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.
We utilise a wide range of teaching methods. As well as highly interactive lectures, designed to develop a detailed understanding of key subject areas, you’ll receive presentations from top management professionals and practitioners within the sports industry.
Following lectures, you will attend seminars that will deepen your understanding of the skills needed to be an effective manager. Individual tutorials offer one-to-one support from lecturers.
These approaches are supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning material.
Sports Management classes range from 20 to 50 students in size. The modules shared with Business Management in year one can have around 150 students in lectures. Seminar groups for all modules have around 25 students in each.
A variety of assessment methods will test your knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout the degree.
The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises.
Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.
We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.
Our Sports Management degree will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and teamwork.
Contact our Career Services at email@example.com for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Sports Management BA (Hons) include:
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