Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Sport Management

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich N281 ABB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time N222 ABB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Sport Management course overview

Sport is a truly global industry and one that is rapidly expanding. As such, there are exciting opportunities for graduates with an understanding of the complex and varied sports industry combined with knowledge of business, finance and management.

This degree course is co-taught by the School of Business and Economics (one of the UK's leading business schools) and equips students with core business skills in marketing, organisational management and accounting, as well as a grounding in sports governance, policy and economic and finance issues.

As the UK’s top sporting university, you will be well-placed to gain insights and experience from leading academics and industry experts.

Facilities

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • The Leisure Market
  • Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Sociology of Sport
  • The Sport Industries
  • Economic Environment of Leisure Management
  • Behaviour in Sporting organisations
  • Olympic Studies

Optional modules:

  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Health
  • Teaching and Coaching 1
  • Introduction to Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics of Sport
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Motor Control and Learning

There is the option to take up to two modules from outside the School, for example a language, which may be studied throughout the degree.

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Skills
  • Managing Sport Organisations
  • Foundations of Sports Law
  • Principles of Marketing for Sport and Leisure
  • The Marketing Mix for Sport and Leisure
  • Accounting for Business
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Sport, Social Inclusion and Diversity

Optional modules include:

  • Teaching and Coaching 2
  • Exercise Physiology

Sport Pedagogy 2

  • Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport
  • Group and Interpersonal Processes in Competitive Sport
  • Principles of Exercise Psychology
  • Biomechanics of Sports Movements
  • Motor Control of Sports Movements
  • Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics
  • Making Sense of Modern Sport
  • Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

Year 3

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Sport Policy Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Sports Governance
  • Sports Economics
  • Advanced Sports Marketing

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

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


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

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

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


N281 Sport Management - BSc (Hons) DIS

A-Level
ABB
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus an A Level at grade B; BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D plus BB in two A Levels.
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

N222 Sport Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
ABB
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus an A Level at grade B; BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D plus BB in two A Levels.
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. 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.

Preferred subjects

As stated in our typical offer requirements, at least one of the following subjects is required (multiple preferred): Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Physical Education / Sports Science and English Literature or English Language.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma will not be acceptable as a stand-alone qualification but will be accepted at DDD overall in conjunction with one or more preferred A Levels outlined above. BTEC (Sport) will not be accepted alongside A Level Physical Education or Sports Science.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

Graduates have found employment in a variety of commercial and non-commercial organisations in both the sports and non-sports sector, covering areas such as:

  • Sports development
  • Volunteer management
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports operations
  • Product and Brand management
  • Sponsorship strategy and Communications

Recent career destinations include: adidas, Advertising Standards Agency, Bet 365, De Vere, Decathlon, Mastercard, Nike, Octagon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sky and Tesco.

Professional placements and study abroad

Loughborough has a long history of supporting students with paid work placements in business or industry in the UK or overseas, usually after your second year of study.

It is not compulsory but students gain enormously from the experience and typically, after completing their studies at university, are more likely to progress into high quality graduate employment.

Our students

Kathryn

Course

Sports Science with Management

Department

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Nick

Course

Sports Science with Management

Department

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N281

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: N222