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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Sport Management (2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport Management
Programme code PSUB01
Length of programme
UCAS code N222, N281
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:28:07 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • to enable students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues in sport, leisure and management through specialist study and research
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport and leisure contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport, management and leisure-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices
  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport and leisure in society
  • the importance of policy, planning and management to the delivery of sport and leisure opportunities
  • an ability to understand, critically evaluate and reflect upon issues of lifestyle, consumption and culture, and to analyse the affect that they can have on people’s leisure
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of sport, exercise and leisure interventions on individual and special populations

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport and leisure enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, leisure and management
  • review the social, political, economic and physical contexts of leisure and assess the impact of these upon leisure operations
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research 
  • monitor and evaluate sport and leisure activities in field settings 
  • undertake fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment 
  • apply vocationally relevant concepts to the operation and strategic management of human, financial and physical resources 

Only in placement year (Diploma in Professional Studies): 

  • demonstrate vocationally relevant managerial skills and knowledge with experience of professional practice
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1&2

O

BSA512

The Leisure Market

10

1

C

PSA003

Professional Skills

10

1

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA044

The Sport Industries

20

1

C

PSA011

Introduction to Pedagogy

10

1

O

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

O

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

O

BSA510

Environment of Leisure Management

10

2

C

BSA530

Organisational Behaviour

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSA027

Acquiring Movement Skills

10 

 2

O

PSA030 

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health 

10 

PSA040 

Sports Enterprise 

10 

 2

PSA041

Olympic Studies

20

2

C

Or

Part A module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

Or

2

O

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

1&2

O

PSB010

Critical Reflections in Sport Pedagogy

20

1&2

O

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

O

Or

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/Or

2

O

BSB510

Human Resource Management

10

1

C

BSB520

Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure

10

1

C

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10

1

C

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB051

Foundations of Sports Law

10

1

C

PSB011**

Critical Reflections in Sport Pedagogy (E1)

10

1

O

PSB021**

Exercise Physiology (E1)

10

1

O

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

1

O

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

O

PSB032 

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health 

10 

BSB522

The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure

10

2

C

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10

2

C

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB044

Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

10

2

C

PSB052

Managing Sport Organisations

10

2

C

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

2

O

PSB026

Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport

10

2

O

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

O

PSB033

Principles of Exercise Psychology

10

2

O

PSB398*

Exchange Studies

60

2

O

 

* Subject to Programme Director approval, students may be selected for exchange at an International Partner University for the duration of the second semester.  It is the responsibility of students undertaking PSB398 International Exchange to ensure that all semester 1 assessment arrangements are in place prior to departure from the School.

 ** These modules available to exchange students only.

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

DPS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI001.

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003

Dissertation

40

1&2

C

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10

1

C

PSC045

Advanced Sports Marketing

10

1

C

PSC049

Sport Policy Analysis

20

1

C

PSC046

Sports Economics

20

2

C

PSC047

Sports Governance

20

2

C

Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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