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University of Kent

Sport Management (BA)

UCAS Code: C607

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

or 15 points at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sports management

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides a first-rate experience for students in an innovative and fast-growing department. This course aims to provide a learning environment that prepares students for a career within the sports industry. By undertaking this programme, you benefit form a collaboration with the Kent Business School allowing you to take a range of different modules tailoring your studies around your interests.

We encourage a range of teaching methods for student learning, including traditional lectures and more student-centred approaches, such as problem-based learning scenarios, case studies and real-life applications of learning. On this programme there is an emphasis on building up practical experience. There is a wide range of opportunities for applied learning in leisure and fitness centres, voluntary sport organisations as well as at sports events and in sports development.

In your first year, you take a series of introductory modules on the sports industries, sport and exercise psychology, and management principles. You choose optional modules from a range of sport-related or business modules.

In your second year and final years, you study leadership in sport as well as marketing and promotion, and select further modules depending on your particular interests to specialise your degree to either a sport or business focus. You can choose modules that cover topics in personal training, corrective exercise, and applied nutrition or on contemporary business issues and enterprise and entrepreneurship in the sports industry.

The course aims to equip students with well-rounded employability skills and business acumen to apply in a wide range of situations and environments and is perfect for students with an interest in both business management and sport.

Lecturers on the BA Sport Management programme are involved in some of the latest sport management and policy research developments and work with prominent sport teams and bodies such as Sport England, ENGSO, Kent FA, London 2012 and Rio 2016, Badminton Europe, RFU, British Cycling, Real Madrid, EIS, and UK Sport.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent at Medway

Department:

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Business and management

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.

£24,500
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

Sports 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.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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