Sports Business Management

* Please note recruitment to this course is now managed by Hartpury College. Please contact them direct for further advice. *

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About this course

  • Entry year: 2014/15
  • Course code: NCF6(A)
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 280
  • Department: Hartpury College
  • Campus: Hartpury College
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Delivery: Part-time, full-time


It is anticipated that the 2012 Olympic Games and the Olympic legacy will further mobilise the UK's enthusiasm for sport, and have the potential to significantly increase participation at all levels and the medal success of our elite athletes. The aim of this course is to embrace this enthusiasm and produce effective and efficient sport managers to work as operational, supervisory and middle managers within the sports industry.

The BA(Hons) Sports Business Management degree aims to provide you with strong academic skills which can be applied to your workplace or lead you into further academic study.

Read more about Jonny, a Sports Business Management student who came to our partner Hartpury College because he had the opportunity to play rugby at the highest level while continuing his studies.

>> Structure



The following modules are indicative of the course structure.

Some of the modules include:

Year 1

  • Pure Business Principles
  • Applied Sports Science
  • Sport and Physical Activity Development

Year 2

  • Applied Business Principles
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Sports Management

Year 3

  • The Sport Industry
  • Applied Sports Management
  • Vocational Business Experience

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery the same modules will be studied over a longer period and the structure will differ.

Learning and Teaching

The varied learning experiences available include lectures, field trips, laboratory based practicals, seminars, workshops and an eight week work placement opportunity. You will be assessed via written examinations, multiple choice questions, practical assessments, oral examinations, written assignments, and seminar presentations. First class resources include a human performance laboratory, power gym and fitness centre and rubber crumb all weather surface.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.


Assessment will take place through written examinations, assessed coursework, oral presentations, portfolio and through practical tasks undertaken under controlled conditions.

For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.

>> Features

Special Features

Study facilities

  • Human Performance Laboratory
  • Sports Academy Centre
  • Sports Rehabilitation Suite
  • Rubber Crumb
  • Power Gym
  • Cardiovascular Gym
  • Sports Pitches
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Nine-Hole Golf Course

>> Careers

Careers/further study

Graduates may take up operational, supervisory and middle management roles within the private and public sports sectors in the direct management of health and fitness. Alternative careers include managing sport development programmes services and facilities or small businesses in the sports coaching or conditioning industries.

Graduate destinations

Find out what our graduates are doing six months after graduating- includes examples of careers, employers and further study. Download a PDF from graduation destinations.

Creating employable students

UWE places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and UWE initiatives which nurture talent and encourage innovation, students gain valuable real world experience and graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.

See great graduate prospects for further information.

The UWE careers service provides guidance and support throughout your studies in addition to useful resources, CV checks, career coaching and details of current job vacancies.

>> Fees


Fee information

For information about fees and funding for courses please see Hartpury College fees page.

>> Entry


Joining instructions

For students starting this course in September 2014, view your joining instructions. For more information about joining the University, please see our New Students pages.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 280
  • GCSE: A minimum of five subjects at grade C or above including Maths and English Language.
  • A-level subjects: A minimum of two GCE A levels.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; achievement of level 2 credits in Maths and English Language.
  • Baccalaureate IB: 24

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