What will I learn?

Overview

Do you want to increase participation in sport and physical activity? Are you interested in helping a new generation of elite athletes achieve their goals at global events such as the Olympics? Are you ambitious enough to work in sports management, which is one of the biggest growing global leisure markets? If the answer to any of the former is yes, this is the ideal degree course for you.

This wide-ranging BSc (Hons) Sports Management and Development degree course builds your understanding of sport and its role in society. You’ll learn how sports development and sports management can give people the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, no matter their ability. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, understanding and skill to excel in either the sports management or sports development sectors.

The course is based in one of the highest performing sports departments in England, that prides itself on the experience and knowledge of its staff.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn practical skills by organising and marketing local sports events such as the Great South Run and working with organisations like the Hampshire FA and Portsmouth City Council
  • Have the chance to go on overseas field trips and take part in the research programmes run by internationally recognised sports organisations such as UEFA, the FA and the ECB
  • Boost your CV and share your sporting skill in the local community through our coaching and volunteering scheme
  • Experience teaching which is driven by current practice and taught by lecturers who have delivered sports development and sports management programmes in the community
  • Be able to use our sports facilities, comprising sports halls, a 100-station gym, squash courts, fitness studios and more
  • Have the opportunity to learn a language and earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's Institution-Wide Language Programme

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What jobs can you do with a Sports Management and Development degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to roles such as:

  • PE teacher
  • sports development officer
  • sports marketing executive
  • sports agent
  • community coach coordinator
  • event manager
  • project manager

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you find the coaching roles, placements, internships and voluntary roles that will help you to kick-start your ideal career and complement what you’ll be learning on the course.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (15,87,916) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (15,87,916) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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