Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Geography and Sport Management

Geography

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time sandwich LN7F AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time LN78 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

Top 10

in England for overall student satisfaction

NSS 2016

95%

of graduates in work or further study

DLHE 2016

£24,500

average starting salary

ALL

eligible courses accredited

by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Geography and Sport Management course overview

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

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.

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.

Facilities

Modules


Compulsory and optional modules in Geography are drawn from those listed under the Single Honours Geography course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Behaviour in Sporting Organisations
  • The Sport Industries
  • Professional Skills

Optional modules:

  • Economic Environment of Leisure Management
  • Introduction to Sociology of Sport
  • Olympic Studies
  • The Leisure Market
  • Sport Enterprise

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure
  • Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure

Optional modules:

  • Accounting for Business
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Foundations of Sports Law
  • Human Resource Management in Sports Organisations
  • Making Sense of Modern Sport
  • Managing Sports Organisations
  • Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health
  • Sport, Ideologies and Values
  • Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Compulsory module:

  • Sport Policy Analysis

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Sport Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Global Issues in Sport
  • Marketing Communications
  • Physical Activity and Health of Children
  • Risk Management
  • Sport, Celebrity and Place
  • Sports Economics
  • Sports Governance
  • Sport, the Body and Deviance

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


Assessment

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

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

LN7F Geography and Sport Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including Geography
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A level Geography Grade B

LN78 Geography and Sport Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including Geography
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD, plus A level Geography Grade B

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2018/19

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £20,500

You should plan for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.

Additional costs for course

Some optional modules within Geography and Sport Management incur additional costs, such as the cost of field trips.  These costs vary considerably by module and will be communicated and explained to students at the point of module selection.  All costs associated with compulsory modules will be met by the academic School and optional modules with no additional costs are always available for students to select.

There may also be additional costs related to completion of your research project (dissertation). Depending on the topic you choose to research and the nature of the project there may be travel costs, field expenses and postage costs that you will need to meet. 

Graduate destinations

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. Including administration, finance, management, the armed forces, computing, industry, international aid, sport and leisure industries and education. Almost all graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study.

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 degree.

Study abroad

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

These include studying at a European University through the Erasmus programme or studying further afield such as in Australia, Singapore or the USA.

Successful completion leads to the additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). This is in addition to the BSc degree.

Our students

Catharina

Course

Geography

Department

Geography

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Chris

Course

Geography and Sports Science

Department

Geography

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Duke

Course

Geography

Department

Geography

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Phil

Course

Geography

Department

Geography

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: LN7F

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: LN78