(Hons) Sport & Exercise Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc in Sport & Exercise Management atUCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences equips students with skills in areas such as management, marketing, event planning, human resources, economics and finance, sports development and coaching.

About

The (Hons) Sport & Exercise Management programme from University College Dublin equips students with skills in areas such as management, marketing, event planning, human resources, economics and finance, sports development and coaching. These underpin the structure and governance of sport, health and exercise programmes today. If these opportunities interest you, the combination of UCDs internationally recognised academic excellence and sporting reputation makes this degree ideal.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Our graduates have a track record of employment, both nationally and internationally, in:

  • Sports administration
  • Sports marketing
  • Event management
  • Exercise management
  • Private sports enterprises
  • Sports development
  • Coaching development

Further education opportunities are available on MSc and other graduate programmes.

International Study Opportunities

Sport & Exercise Management students can apply to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, through one of the Sport & Exercise exchange agreements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The programme offers a progressive pathway for students to specialise in second and third year. Modules include:

First Year

  • Sports Development
  • Theory of Coaching
  • Sports Legislation
  • Sports Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Sports Management
  • Introduction to Exercise Science

Second Year

  • Event Management (including a practicum)
  • Economics of Sport
  • Sport/Health Psychology
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resource Management

Students specialise in one of:

  • Sports management
  • Exercise management or
  • Coaching management

Work placement

Students also undertake a ten week structured work placement either in Ireland or abroad during the summer, following second year. This provides invaluable practical experience and an opportunity to gain employment upon graduation.

Third Year

Students study both the business of sport and their selected specialisation.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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.