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University of Portsmouth

Sports Management and Development

UCAS Code: CC62

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 48, to include a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics, Science or PE/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics, Science or PE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DMM

112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

**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. It's also ranked the number 1 sports science course in England in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

**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

**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

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

Modules

The course begins by providing you with a firm foundation in the key theoretical and research principles that will underpin the following years. In year two you will study various core units including sports policy and intervention and innovation and enterprise in sport. In your final year, there are more core topics to study and you will also undertake your own self-led project.

Assessment methods

On this course, we assess you though a variety of examinations, essays and reports, projects, portfolios and case studies, practical demonstrations and oral assessments through presentations or discussion groups.

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
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

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.

89%
high
Sport and exercise sciences

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

93%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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