Sports Management is a practical degree that will prepare you academically and professionally to hit the ground running in the sports and leisure industries.
Why study Sports Management?
A Sports Management degree is particularly attractive to employers in the sports and leisure industries, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Studying this degree programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully embark on a career in a wide range of roles and functions.
A degree in Sports Management gives you the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful manager within the sports business, in a large or small company, in private, at home or abroad. It builds on contemporary management skills and approaches to give you everything needed to succeed in the sports industry.
There are excellent career opportunities for those who graduate in the field. Research conducted by Sport England shows that over 440,000 people are employed in sport-related jobs. The sports business is a truly global one and offers excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally.
You will also undertake a work placement as part of your degree, allowing you to combine academic theory with a working environment. Your placement will provide you with new skills and expertise that can help to enhance your career opportunities within the sports industry.
Why St Mary's?
The sports business is a dynamic and rewarding industry and St Mary’s is the perfect place for you to begin your journey. London is the centre of the global sports industry (Sport Business International magazine labelled London as the worlds ‘Ultimate Sports City’ in 2012 and 2014).
Where else do students have iconic sports venues like Wembley stadium, Wimbledon, Lords cricket ground and Twickenham stadium on their doorstep? Our programme provides you with the opportunity to visit these internationally-renowned venues during your degree, gaining a practical understanding of how they are managed.
London is also home to some of the biggest brands in global sport; a degree from St Mary’s will help you to relate to the specifics of sport in the wider context of management and the business environment.
St Mary’s University is a beautiful campus university in West London, with a friendly and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a sporting environment where you can join on University sports teams and utilise our world-class sporting facilities.
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.
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.
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
- A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus