Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Geography and Sport Management

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2017

This course is taught by Geography, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Geography and Sport Management

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2017

This course is taught by Geography, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 94%  for overall student satisfaction for Geography (NSS 2015)
  • 96%  of graduates I work or further study (2014 graduates)

This multi-disciplinary joint honours course allows students to develop their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, while also gaining insights into sport management from the UK’s leading School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and one of the UK’s top Business Schools.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich LN7F
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time LN78
Course information and specialialisation

Students spend equal amounts of time studying each subject in each year and there is the opportunity to explore relationships between Geography and Sport Management in an optional final year dissertation.

The Geography modules span human and physical geography in first year ensuring students have a sound understanding of how social and physical processes vary within the context of places and regions. In second and final years students can specialise in one or the other if they wish, or continue to maintain a balance between the two.

What makes Geography at Loughborough distinctive is our world-renowned expertise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. In human geography we focus on Globalization and on Geographies of Social and Political Differences. In physical geography the emphasis is on Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and on Environmental Systems and Resource Management.

In Sport Management students consider the diversity of leisure activities and the opportunities for participation that are made available to consumers in first year before focusing on sports marketing, sport planning and provision and accounting, human resource management and risk management in years two and three.

Employability skills are embedded through our curriculum and our Geography and Sport Management students have been appointed to posts across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Assessment

Modules are assessed either by examination, by a combination of coursework and examinations, or entirely by coursework.

Graduate destinations

Skills acquisition and assessment are increasingly important for employment prospects and these are given prominence through the course. Geography and Sport Management graduates have entered the fields of administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, sport and leisure industries and education.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: LN7F BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including Geography
SQA AH
AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Geography
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: only accepted in combination with GCE A-Levels including Geography at grade B
Additional
Sporting/coaching interest required

UCAS code: LN78 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB including Geography
SQA AH
AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Geography
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: only accepted in combination with GCE A-Levels including Geography at grade B
Additional
Sporting/coaching interest required

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Placement year

Students on the 4-year sandwich course will be able to gain a year’s work experience in the UK or overseas, which leads to the award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) on completion of their course. This is in addition to the BSc Honours degree.

Study abroad

There are opportunities for students on all courses to spend a year abroad between their second and final year studies.

These include studying at a European University through the Erasmus course, studying further afield such as in Australia, Singapore or the USA, or working with community organisations in the majority/‘third world’ through the Youth for Development Course offered by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: LN7F

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: LN78

Our students

Catharina L

“My course was the ideal choice for me as it gave me the chance to gain a broad understanding in both human and physical geography, before gradually specialising over the years.”

Phil B

“I was lucky enough to do an internship with Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury destination management company, where I spent a few incredible months working on a small island off of the Pacific coast of Panama.”

Chris L

“The teaching is excellent. It is reassuring to know that the people teaching you are often in the top of their research fields.”

Duke H

“My course is very sociable with a lot of group work and exciting field trips to choose from. I really enjoyed the field trip I went on to North Wales”

Catharina L

“My course was the ideal choice for me as it gave me the chance to gain a broad understanding in both human and physical geography, before gradually specialising over the years.”

Phil B

“I was lucky enough to do an internship with Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury destination management company, where I spent a few incredible months working on a small island off of the Pacific coast of Panama.”

Chris L

“The teaching is excellent. It is reassuring to know that the people teaching you are often in the top of their research fields.”

Duke H

“My course is very sociable with a lot of group work and exciting field trips to choose from. I really enjoyed the field trip I went on to North Wales”