Sport Management and Leadership BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    BSc: CN69
    BSc with Foundation:
    NC96

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

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

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK 24/25:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credits)
    Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250

  • Fees International 24/25:

    Full Time: £15,200
    Integrated Foundation Year: £15,200

  • Location:

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 893981

Overview


Course previously titled Sport Business & Leadership BSc (Hons)

The Sport Management & Leadership BSc degree places significant emphasis on the development of business management 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 sport management 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 this Sport Management and Leadership 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.

Updated 29/01/2024

Highlights


  • Strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students at levels two and three on this sport business degree
  • Close partnerships including Northampton Saints, Northampton Town FC, Northants FA, County Cricket Club, and Northampton Leisure Trust.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.
  • HP Laptop and software included with the Sport Management and Leadership course. Terms and Conditions apply

Course Content


  • Sport Management and Leadership BSc degree allows you to study key disciplines within sport management and leadership. The degree 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.

    This sport management and leadership course provides a mixture of classroom-based sessions (to introduce theories and concepts) and practical activities that enable you to develop your own 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 this sport management 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 Sport Management and Leadership course can be found on the award map:

    View Sport Management and Leadership Modules here

     

  • A typical offer for the Sport Management and Leadership course would be:

    • CCC at A Level or,
    • DMM at BTEC/Cambridge Technical or,
    • Pass (C and above) at T Level

    We welcome applications from students with a mix of A levels and BTEC/Cambridge Technical qualifications.

    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.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally:

    • DEE at A Level or,
    • MPP at BTEC/Cambridge Technical or,
    • Pass (D or E) at T Level

    We welcome applications from students with a mix of A levels and BTEC/Cambridge Technical qualifications.

    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.

    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.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £15,200
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £15,200
    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.

    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £14,750
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750
    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.

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time sport management degree at the University of Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    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’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks, visit our Student Perks page or dedicated International Perks page.

    *UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree in Sport Management and Leadership, 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.

    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.

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

    This sport management and leadership 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  reports, essays and presentations. The assessments also replicate sport management and leadership practice, integrating practical assessments such as website development, sport event delivery and work placement.

    Where can I complete my work placement hours?

    With the support of the academic staff, you have the flexibility to explore work placements at any sport related organisation. Previous students have worked with Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints, Northampton Swimming Club and Northamptonshire Sport.

    What type of careers can I pursue?

    You can pursue a range of careers within the public, private and voluntary sectors of sport. Example positions include a sport event manager, sport marketing officer, sporting director or sport development coordinator.

Staff


Stacie Gray, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business and Leadership
Stacie Gray

Senior Lecturer in Sport Business and Leadership


Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

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Careers and Employability


Graduates from this Sport Management and Leadership degree 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.

Facilities and Special Features


There is a strong emphasis on employability with work placement opportunities for students on this Sport Management and Leadership degree 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.

Our Sports Zone boasts a versatile sports dome perfect for various activities such as football, badminton, and netball. It comprises two sports performance labs, teaching rooms, and changing facilities. The area also features three outdoor multi-use game zones and a modern, floodlit, full-sized, all-weather sports pitch. This dome serves as a hub for education, research, and leisure pursuits in the realm of sports.