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Sport Management BA (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

N285

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

If you have a passion for sport or a desire to work in this dynamic industry, our course is focused on providing a practical experience.

The sport industry is a significant contributor to the global economy. Sport management graduates are in increasing demand owing to the growth, commercialisation and professionalisation of sport. If you want to be part of a growing and dynamic industry then this course may be for you.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

the Association of Business Schools (ABS)


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

What our students say...

The course offers amazing opportunities inside and outside the classroom, I’ve had
the experience of travelling to places like Dubai and China.

Oliver Barr

Course information

Blending the areas of sport and management, this fascinating course explores the policy, planning, management and delivery of sport-related activities and events – from sport sponsorship or sport PR to managing a live sporting event or managing a top-level sport organisation.

We aim to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of core management skills, such as finance, economics, marketing, human resource management and project management.

93%

of our students are satisfied by the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Academic and Professional Skills

  • Introduction to Sport Business

  • Introduction to Sport Marketing

  • Management and Leadership

  • Managing People in the Sport and Event Industry

  • The Sport and Event Business Environment

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Sport Policy and Governance

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport and Events

  • Managing Sport Events

  • Developing a Professional Identity

  • Research Methods

  • Sport Marketing Insights

  • Sport and Event Tourism

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.

Modules

  • Professional Experience Sandwich Year

  • Study Abroad

Overview

Modules

  • Strategic Management in Sport and Events

  • Managing Your Career

  • Venue Operations Management

  • Project

    1 from the following:

    • Sport and Event Research Project
    • Sport and Event Consultancy Project
  • Sport and Event Entrepreneurship

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport

  • Sport Event Legacy

  • Sport PR and Media

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

2nd

Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd in the UK by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • The opportunity to apply for work placements or internships at local and regional companies
  • Experienced teaching staff who bring their professional and research expertise in to their teaching
  • Links with local firms who provide specialist talks and mentor students, ensuring that you gain the maximum exposure to industry
  • Practical experience developed from field visits and volunteer opportunities within the sport industry that gives you a platform to apply your sport management theory
  • Studying within Coventry Business School who are currently a member of European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS)
  • International collaborations which allow you the opportunity to go abroad as an exchange student for a semester and also to take part in international workshops and conferences, where you will have the opportunity to work with students from different countries and meet international experts from the sport management sector

You will learn the principles and frameworks related to management from a sport perspective and understand how to apply such theory, analyse complex problems, construct arguments and form reasoned conclusions. You will develop your skills in research, analysis and problem solving, reasoned argument, decision-making, communication, information technology, teamwork and leadership.

A range of sport management subjects will form the key part of your studies, including: Introduction to Sport Business, Management, Strategy, Finance, Sport Marketing and Sponsorship, Project Management, Sport Economics, Corporate Social Responsibilities in Sport, and Sport PR and Media.

You will learn how this translates into practice on industry placements and voluntary projects throughout the course.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures and smaller seminars or workshops. Seminars and workshops are interactive and may involve hypothetical problem questions, case studies and the analysis of more theoretical issues. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

Meet our staff

Tom Bason

I have been working for Coventry University since September 2011 and as a Lecturer in Sport Management since 2014. My primary teaching areas are Economics of Sport and Events, Finance for Sport and Events, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Read full profile

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Reports: 36%
  • Exams: 24%
  • Presentations: 19%
  • Other: 21%

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

36% assessed by reports

In a typical week you will have up to 15 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 3 hours of industry contact, field visits, personal mentoring and surgery hours each week
  • Medium-group teaching: 6 hours of seminars and workshops each week
  • Large-group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week

You will be expected to complete 22 hours each week studying and revising in your own time, including some guided study using handouts and online activities.

On the first year of this course you will have the opportunity to go on a UK study visit. Our international associations with universities not only allow you to go abroad as an exchange student for a semester, but also to take part in international workshops and conferences. You will have the opportunity to work with students and meet international experts from the sport management and sport marketing sectors.

The School has global partners focusing on the sport industry in the United States, Brazil, Russia, Europe, Dubai, Qatar, China and Australia. Staff and student mobility is a vital part of a wider understanding of the international sport industry and the department has an outstanding record in providing its students with exciting overseas experiences.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course offers amazing opportunities inside and outside the classroom, I’ve had
the experience of travelling to places like Dubai and China.

Oliver Barr

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

The course offers amazing opportunities inside and outside the classroom, I’ve had
the experience of travelling to places like Dubai and China.

Oliver Barr

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

What our students say...

The course offers amazing opportunities inside and outside the classroom, I’ve had
the experience of travelling to places like Dubai and China.

Oliver Barr

Career prospects

This course can also provide an excellent foundation for careers in sport marketing, sports event management, hospitality management, business, administration and general management.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

85%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Some of our graduates have gone on to occupy senior management positions in sport industry. Examples include working within the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd. (LOCOG), the Aspire Group, Decathlon, Sport New Media and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Club.

£20K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £20,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The course offers amazing opportunities inside and outside the classroom, I’ve had
the experience of travelling to places like Dubai and China.

Oliver Barr
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.