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Sports Studies and Business (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    C6N1

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3/4 years full time

  • Starting:

    September

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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 provides you with a integrated way of studying across two departments in a comprehensive and interesting manner. The core subjects provide a well rounded knowledge in both Business and Sports Studies, there is a strong emphasis 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 15/10/2020

Highlights


  • Placement year available
  • Links to Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club including guest lectures and opportunities for internships
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • The Joint Honours are flexible and can be easily, after first year, tailored to your interests. This means you can study a personalised degree tailored to you. There is a optional placement year.

    You will be introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both Sport and Business and are encouraged to consider how generic business principles, theories and concepts can be applied to sport organisations, particularly at the grassroots level of sport.

    The structure of the course means that you can develop your areas of interest by appropriate selection of modules.  You can start the first year with an even split of modules between the two subjects and you can specialise in either subject as your own knowledge and interests develop in years two and three.

    You are encouraged to gain voluntary work experience alongside your studies to develop your own skills and improve your chances of employment on graduation. The optional placement year is available for those who are keen to pursue a full time internship during their studies. Many students have obtained permanent work at the organisations they have worked for. Help and advice is provided from our dedicated Centre for Enterprise and Employability.

    Methods of Learning

    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.

    Schedule

    Three years full-time, with the option of a placement year. Part-time study is available.

    Assessments

    A variety of assessment strategies is used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. The course is assessed in a number of ways through individual or group presentations, individual written assignments, coursework, reports and examinations.

  • UK & EU

    20/21 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 Study 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.

    19/20 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

    20/21 Tuition Fees

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

    International: £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 Study 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 our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.

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

    19/20 Tuition Fees

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

    International: £12,500

  • There is placement preparation within your second year of study for those intending to take a placement year.

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