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Sport Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


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.

At every level of study, there is the chance for you to work within a professional environment including Derby County Football Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby Arena, Derby City Council, Sport-80, Team Raleigh, Team Derby and Sporting Futures.

This is a hugely varied sport degree. This programme will develop your expertise in areas such as international sport; sports event management; marketing, media and business development; sport policy and planning; sport finance; and professional development.

Drawing on the exceptional network of contacts, you will be given the chance to learn from leading industry professionals from around the world – with UK-based guest lectures and masterclasses delivered online from overseas.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Planning for Sport
  • Principles of International Sport Business
  • Academic and Applied Skills in Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Management in Practice 1 and 2.
  • Advanced Sport Management in Practice 1 and 2
  • Applied Sport Business Management
  • Research Methods
  • Sport Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Project Management Operations
  • Diploma in Professional Practice (optional)
  • Applied Professional Practice (optional)
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice (optional).
  • 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:


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                                Academic Requirements

                                • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                                • GCSE - Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English.
                                • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
                                • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
                                • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
                                • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses
                                • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
                                • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International Applies to you

                                            11750 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                            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.


                                          • Loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees.
                                          • Loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books.
                                          • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,200 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
                                          • You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.


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