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Sport Development - Progression (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Sport Development - Progression (Honours) programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University is designed for students who already hold a relevant foundation degree and who want to complete an additional year of study to achieve a BA (Hons) degree.
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Course Overview

The Sport Development - Progression (Honours) programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University is designed to make you more employable and has been designed in partnership with employers from the sports industry via our Professional Advisory Group, to build on the vocational relevance of foundation degrees. 

We offer you the opportunity to meet your individual study needs through a choice of sport development and coaching modules, so that your experience on the programme is personalised to meet your academic and career aspirations. 

The strong academic framework explores key issues within sports development and coaching to ensure students have a critical understanding of the sport and leisure sector. We prepare students with a diverse range of practical work-based skills, applied academic knowledge, and research and evaluation skills. You’ll decide the topic of your honours research project, so this provides a great opportunity to develop expertise in an area that you are passionate about.

You'll be taught by sports development and coaching academics who have extensive professional industry experience and excellent professional relationships within the sector.

What might you become?

This course is for those considering careers in sports development and the sports industry, in the public, commercial or voluntary sectors. Career options include sports development officer; sports coach, sport and leisure industry, armed forces, or police force. Or you might wnat to progress to postgraduate study such as a Master's degree or teaching via a PGCE.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours project
  • Leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Sport and excellence
  • Pedagogy in practice
  • Performance coaching
  • New perspectives on disability sport and outdoor adventure
  • Applied sport development
  • Young people, physical activity and health
  • Independent study module
  • Coaching children in sport

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have passed a relevant foundation degree at 50% minimum and provide a reference from a personal tutor or programme leader. Applicants must have GCSE English Language at grade C or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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