• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Sport has become one of the world’s most lucrative and high-profile business sectors. Choose the pioneering Sport Management (Hons) BA course from University of Derby to launch your career in an industry which never fails to thrill.

There is no doubt that sport is big business. Just think of the global appetite for the Olympics or our own Premier League, the multi-million pound sponsorship deals, the unprecedented sums generated by broadcasting rights, and the way sport can generate economic growth in our communities. 

The BA (Hons) Sport Management is your entrance ticket to this exciting world. You can combine your passion for sport with the business management skills it takes to succeed.

In addition to classroom-based learning, you’ll see the business of sport in close-up, developing your management and leadership prowess in a real-world context.

At every level of study, there is the chance for you to work within a professional environment including Derby County FC, Utoxeter Race Course, Derby Arena, Team Derby.

You’ll also get involved in delivering sports events nationwide. In the past year alone, our students have assisted in the organisation of Championship and FA Cup football matches, T20 cricket matches, National Basketball League matches and the Derby Half Marathon and 10k races.

Your studies will be engaging and inspirational. An unusual induction week exercise saw our students team up with their counterparts from Derby Business School to take part in a Dragons’ Den style exercise. As part of this three-day challenge, they were able to talk to Derby County FC owner Mel Morris about everything from player recruitment strategy to club finance and commercial issues. 

Careers

As a BA (Hons) Sport Management graduate, you can progress to a wide range of roles within professional sports clubs – such as marketing executive, facility manager, social media manager, commercial sponsorship manager or sport event manager.

You could also seek a business management career in broader fields including  the events industry with concerts and festivals. In addition, there is the potential to progress to postgraduate study or teacher training with a focus on sport or business.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Sport Development Planning
  • Principles of International Sport Business
  • Academic and Applied Skills in Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Management in Practice
  • Advanced Sport Management in Practice 
  • Applied Sport Business Management
  • Research Methods
  • Sport Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Project Management Operations
  • Diploma in Professional Practice 
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Management
  • Managing Sport Events
  • Strategic Management in Sport
  • Independent Stud

                                English Language Requirements

                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                • Minimum required score:

                                  6

                                  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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                                Academic Requirements

                                Typical entry requirements:
                                • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
                                • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                Alternative entry qualifications:
                                • BTEC - DDM
                                • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            13250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 13250 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.
                                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                          Living costs for Derby

                                          • 540 - 860 GBP/month
                                            Living Costs

                                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                          Funding

                                          • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                          • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                          • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

                                          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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