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Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 3 years
    Part Time: 4 - 6 years
    Full Time Foundation: 4 years

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000 Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


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.

In the second and third levels of the degree you’ll have the opportunity to specialise; choosing from a range of sport business and leadership concepts, including digital sport marketing, leadership and team dynamics, strategic sport management, global sport business, events design, and leading elite sport cultures.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

We are committed to helping you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies – and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* – we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 11/10/2021

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. Terms and Conditions apply

Course Content


  • 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.

    Alongside the degree, you are also encouraged to take an active engagement in practical work experience with internships at the local professional football, rugby and cricket clubs, and volunteering in community sports clubs. We also offer the opportunity of attaining coaching qualifications whilst studying, which often run on campus. This varies year to year, but in the past has included Level 1 NGB courses, first aid and disability inclusion training and we work closely with local sport partners to offer reduced rates on courses wherever possible.

    Modules

    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    View Sport Business and Leadership Modules here

     

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    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.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) 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.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000 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.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • UK and EU – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)
    • International – Full Time: £12,900
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900 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.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

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

  • How will I be taught on Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons)?

    This course can be studied over three years full-time, as a flexible part-time option, or over four years (Integrated Foundation Year).

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed through a combination of essays, exams, reports, presentations and work placements.

    Are there any specialist facilities and 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.

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Careers and 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.

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