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University College Birmingham

Sports Management

UCAS Code: N2C6

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for BTEC learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

UCAS Tariff

96

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sports management

+ **Course snapshot**

Our BA (Hons) degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will give you the management and practical skills you need to make the most of business opportunities in sports management, both in the UK and overseas.

+ **Who’s the course for?**

You will be interested in management roles in sports tourism and marketing, community sports programmes and in health promotion.

+ **Why should I study the course?**

You will develop a broad range of skills including the analytical, communication and decision-making disciplines that are vital for success in sports organisations.

+ **Great. Tell me some more**

Sports management is an exciting sector with a wide variety of employment opportunities in leisure centre/facility management, sports events, sports development, national governing bodies, sports coaching, sports marketing, PE teaching and health and fitness management.

You will study the operational and strategic issues in sport, specifically relating to operating within an international environment. You will participate in several residential visits both in the UK and overseas so you can examine real world examples of effective sports management practice.

As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter.

+ **What skills will I gain?**

You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of sports management that interests you. You will have work experience opportunities throughout your course in order to optimise your industry engagement. You will also be able to gain qualifications in first aid and modern languages.

When you enrol, you automatically become a student member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

+ **What about the future?**

You will be qualified to move into a wide variety of areas within the sports management sector. Graduates have also gone on to work in sports tourism and marketing, on community sports programmes and in health promotion.

Career paths include:

+ Sports development

+ Sports centre management

+ Corporate sports hospitality

+ Sports coaching

+ Sports event management

Modules

Year 1: Economics of Sport, Coaching Principles, Healthy Lifestyle, Managing People and Performance, Sport in Society, Sports, Safety, Health & the Environment.
Year 2: Leading People, Management and Planning of Sport, Managing Sports Facilities, Research for Sport and The Business of Sport.
One option from: Enterprise Start-up Studies, Modern Languages (Lower Intermediate), Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate), Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Sports Coaching or Voluntary Initiative.
Optional work placement
Year 3: Development & Innovation in Sport, International Sports Environment, Research Project, Strategy in Sports Management.
One option from: Financial Strategy, Sports Tourism, Sports Coaching and the Development of Expertise, Sports Psychology 2, Sports Marketing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Sports and Creative Studies - BA/BSc

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Sports management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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