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Sports Studies and Management (Joint Honours)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    C6N2

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time (with placement)
    3 - 6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

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

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Overview


This Joint Honours course allows for you to study over two University department to gain an understanding of sport and managerial issues, this is developed through theoretical ideas and vocational learning. As this is a Joint Honours course you can make it flexible to your own interests. The core subjects provide a solid education in the essential areas, while there is a strong emphasis place on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as increasing sport participation, managing facilities, generating income and marketing.

We will support 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 29/09/2020

Highlights


  • You will gain membership to the University’s Student Management Society
  • Strong links to local industry partners, including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club
  • Guest lectures and opportunities for internships
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • The course is well suited for those intending to go on to further study or into full-time work in a range of career areas from general management to sport coaching.

    You will be given the opportunity to work in a social enterprise – either an enterprise you set up with our support, or an existing enterprise. An optional work placement year is also available.

    The modular curriculum allows study of all key disciplines in Sport and Management studies. As well as gaining a valuable degree, you will also have the opportunity to attain various professional qualifications and practical experience outside of the taught degree programme. After graduating, you will be equipped with transferable critical and analytical skills which will greatly enhance your employability.

    Alongside developing your understanding and evaluation of sport in its many forms you will develop strong management skills. The course provides you with a progressive programme of study; the programme ensures you maintain flexibility and choice throughout your three years.

    Each academic year equates to a stage. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster a cutting-edge understanding of topics.

    Methods of Learning

    Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical and laboratory workshops, computer assisted learning, independent and group work. Discussion and student participation is encouraged. Practical work will represent an important component of your course in each of the three years of study.

    Schedule

    Three years full time or four to six years on a flexible, part time basis

    Assessments

    A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. These strategies include essays, practical reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, time-constrained essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews and group project work.

    For this programme taught study would be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend students spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

  • UK & EU

    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

    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 some Sport Studies modules, you will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    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

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,900

    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 some Sport Studies modules, you will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

  • The course is well suited for those intending to go on to further study or into full-time work in a range of career areas from general management to sport coaching.

    You will be given the opportunity to work in a social enterprise – either an enterprise you set up with our support, or an existing enterprise. An optional work placement year is also available.

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