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Sports Management and Coaching, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sports management and coaching is a rapidly growing area which covers youth and elite sport, community and organisational development, business and enterprise, health and wellbeing and how sport can contribute to positive social change. 
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This degree has been designed for those seeking careers in these popular fields and will enable you to develop the applied and theoretical knowledge needed to design, implement and evaluate contemporary sports management and coaching programmes. It will also allow you to acquire a detailed understanding of the qualities and skills needed to work effectively in sports management and coaching contexts.

  • Underpinned by cutting-edge research and high quality delivery which provides the vital skills and knowledge required for employment in both sports and non-sports settings;
  • Develop a practical and contextual understanding of sports management and coaching;
  • Take advantage of some of the best sports facilities in higher education and an active teaching team at the forefront of national developments.

Career Prospects

You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to make a highly effective contribution to the contemporary sports management and coaching industries. You will be well placed to progress into a career in sports management, coaching and/or performance analysis. Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach or proceed onto Masters level study.The programme will also equip you with a range of transferable skills that are ideally suited to a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. You may also have the opportunity to progress onto postgraduate study, including various sports-related postgraduate programmes at Edge Hill University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include

  • Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Health 
  • Introduction to Sport, Equity and Welfare 
  • Introduction to Sport Policy and Development 
  • Introduction to Sport, Business and Leisure Management 
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking for Sports Research 
  • Introduction to Coaching Pedagogy 
  • Doing Real World Sports Research 
  • Employability and Enterprise in the Sports Business
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Management and Event Planning 
  • Applied Issues in Coaching Pedagogy
  • Applied Issues in Performance Analysis 
  • Applied Research Dissertation in Sports Development and Management 
  • Applied Work Placement in Sports Development and Management 
  • Advanced Issues in Coaching Pedagogy 
  • Advanced Issues in Performance Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include A Level Physical Education at Grade B or an equivalent qualification.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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