Help shape a more inclusive and healthy society by understanding the wider social role of sport and developing sports programmes that create positive changes to meet the needs of the 21st century.
- Gain professional experience through placements with a variety of sport development and community engagement organisations
- Design, deliver and evaluate sports and social change initiatives throughout your degree
- Taught online and on our historic London campus to allow flexibility with your learning
- Innovative assessment that includes the use of different media and social networks, as well as project-based teaching and assessments
Why study Sport and Social Change?
Sport in the 21st century encompasses wider social roles beyond its traditional remit of elite performance.
Whether it be tackling discrimination and inequality, providing alternative education routes, or offering initiatives that promote health and tackle society's issues. Consequently, social change has arisen firmly in the agenda of sports governing bodies, employers and the community sector alike.
You'll have the opportunity to work alongside the organisations and individuals creating positive social change throughout your degree. This will give you insights skills and knowledge required for the discipline.
Professional placements will give you the opportunity to enhance your experience, while community innovation projects will offer the opportunity to create, develop, and evaluate initiatives that promote social change. Both placements and community innovation projects will help you build a network of industry contacts who can support you through your degree and into your career.
Why St Mary's?
This Sport and Social Change degree offers you a unique blend of professional and theoretical knowledge. This will give you an advantage as a graduate looking to work within sport governing bodies, sport development, community physical activity or in sport anti-discrimination projects.
Our reputation and location means that you’ll have access to opportunities to work with sport and social change organisations across London and the South East, as well as the opportunity to engage with international sport development organisations.
Teaching staff on the programme are leading academics with connections to industry. They’ll help you to develop the skills, experiences and knowledge desired by governing bodies and leading anti-discrimination organisations.
Course Lead - Sport and Social Change BA (Hons)