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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #193 (QS) ,
The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc in Sport & Exercise Management at UCD 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 UCD’s 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:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

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 Applies to you

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

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

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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