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Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 12/06/2020

This course has been temporarily suspended for this year, but we welcome applications for September 2021.

BSc (Hons) Sport Business and Leadership places significant emphasis on the development of business and leadership skills, to meet the growing demand for sport business leaders, managers, and coaches in the national and international commercial sport business sector. The degree is split into three levels. In the first level you’ll develop a breadth of knowledge and skills, including sport management, sport marketing and communication, sport leadership, sociological aspects of sport, and sport coaching.

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Course

Highlights

  • Strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students at levels two and three
  • Close partnerships including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town FC, Northants FA, Northants County Cricket Club, and Northampton Leisure Trust.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Placement Opportunities

You will complete a work placement at a local sport organisation/provider, and you will learn the key principles of undertaking robust research projects.

Course Details

Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons) allows you to study key disciplines within sport business and leadership and includes an opportunity to undertake a work placement at a local sport organisation. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to real-world issues affecting the commercial sector including, developing successful business strategy, managing sport governance issues, responding to market forces, building and leading successful teams, and organising and delivering sport events.

The course provides a mixture of classroom-based sessions (to introduce theories and concepts) and practical activities that enable you to develop your own coaching and business leadership approach. We have also designed our assessments around real-life organisational problems and practices, e.g., having to create a sport marketing campaign, and designing and organising a successful sport event.

Read more

Careers

Employability

Graduates from this course should be excellently placed to pursue a career in sport business and management, sport marketing, sport events management, sport coaching, move into further study, or apply the transferable skills nurtured to a range of other graduate career pathways.

Open Days

Join us at an Open Day

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

 

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course that you wish to study.

Course Content

Students must take the compulsory modules

  • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1011
    Core Module Y
  • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1006
    Core Module Y
  • The Social Context of Sport and Exercise (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1038
    Core Module Y
  • How to be successful at University (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1039
    Core Module Y
  • Marketing and Communication (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1044
    Core Module Y
  • Essentials of Sport Business Leadership (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1045
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

There is a strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students at levels two and three. We have a close partnership with local sports organisations including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town FC and Northants County Cricket Club.

Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there also are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather state-of-the-art sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

Reading List
  • Chadwick, S., Chanavat, N., and Desbordes, N. (2016) Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Chadwick, S., Parnell, D., Widdop, P., Anagnostopoulous, C. (2019) Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Hassan, D. (2018) Foundations of Sport Management: Managing Sport Business. 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Hoye, R., Smith, A.C.T., Nicholson, M., and Stewart, B. (2018) Sport Management: Principles and Applications. 5th ed. Oxon: Routledge.
  • O’Brien, D., Parent, M.M., Ferkins, L., and Gowthorp, L. (2019) Strategic Management in Sport. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Pedersen, P., and Thibault, L. (2018) Contemporary Sport Management. 6th ed. Europe: Human Kinetics.
  • Seymour, A., and Blakey, P. (2020) Digital Sport Marketing: Concepts, Cases and Conversations. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Smith, A.C.T., and Stewart, B. (2015) Introduction to Sport Marketing. 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Research

Research at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

Additional costs

Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900
Foundation Framework: £9,800

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Framework: £9,800

Additional costs

Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour

Updated 12/06/2020

  • This course has been temporarily suspended for this year, but we welcome applications for September 2021.

    BSc (Hons) Sport Business and Leadership places significant emphasis on the development of business and leadership skills, to meet the growing demand for sport business leaders, managers, and coaches in the national and international commercial sport business sector. The degree is split into three levels. In the first level you’ll develop a breadth of knowledge and skills, including sport management, sport marketing and communication, sport leadership, sociological aspects of sport, and sport coaching.

    Read more

    Course

    Highlights

    • Strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students at levels two and three
    • Close partnerships including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town FC, Northants FA, Northants County Cricket Club, and Northampton Leisure Trust.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons) allows you to study key disciplines within sport business and leadership and includes an opportunity to undertake a work placement at a local sport organisation. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to real-world issues affecting the commercial sector including, developing successful business strategy, managing sport governance issues, responding to market forces, building and leading successful teams, and organising and delivering sport events.

    The course provides a mixture of classroom-based sessions (to introduce theories and concepts) and practical activities that enable you to develop your own coaching and business leadership approach. We have also designed our assessments around real-life organisational problems and practices, e.g., having to create a sport marketing campaign, and designing and organising a successful sport event.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Placement Opportunities

    You will complete a work placement at a local sport organisation/provider, and you will learn the key principles of undertaking robust research projects.

    • Employability

      Graduates from this course should be excellently placed to pursue a career in sport business and management, sport marketing, sport events management, sport coaching, move into further study, or apply the transferable skills nurtured to a range of other graduate career pathways.

    • Join us at an Open Day

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course that you wish to study.

     

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • Students must take the compulsory modules

    • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1011
      Core Module Y
    • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1006
      Core Module Y
    • The Social Context of Sport and Exercise (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1038
      Core Module Y
    • How to be successful at University (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1039
      Core Module Y
    • Marketing and Communication (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1044
      Core Module Y
    • Essentials of Sport Business Leadership (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1045
      Core Module Y
      • Chadwick, S., Chanavat, N., and Desbordes, N. (2016) Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing. Oxon: Routledge.
      • Chadwick, S., Parnell, D., Widdop, P., Anagnostopoulous, C. (2019) Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management. Oxon: Routledge.
      • Hassan, D. (2018) Foundations of Sport Management: Managing Sport Business. 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge.
      • Hoye, R., Smith, A.C.T., Nicholson, M., and Stewart, B. (2018) Sport Management: Principles and Applications. 5th ed. Oxon: Routledge.
      • O’Brien, D., Parent, M.M., Ferkins, L., and Gowthorp, L. (2019) Strategic Management in Sport. Oxon: Routledge.
      • Pedersen, P., and Thibault, L. (2018) Contemporary Sport Management. 6th ed. Europe: Human Kinetics.
      • Seymour, A., and Blakey, P. (2020) Digital Sport Marketing: Concepts, Cases and Conversations. Oxon: Routledge.
      • Smith, A.C.T., and Stewart, B. (2015) Introduction to Sport Marketing. 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    There is a strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students at levels two and three. We have a close partnership with local sports organisations including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town FC and Northants County Cricket Club.

    Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there also are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather state-of-the-art sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

    • Research at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Foundation Framework: £9,800

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Framework: £9,800

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

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