Sports Studies and Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 23/10/2018

This Joint Honours provides a unique integrated course across two departments that allows you to combine study of sport from a social science perspective alongside gaining an insight into how people learn and how education systems work.

You will be pushed to do the application of theories and concepts to everyday issues such as increasing participation in community and youth sport, and approaches to teaching and learning. This course is relevant for those seeking to either go on to qualify as teachers with a sports specialism, work in other educational contexts, or explore in coaching or community sport development.

Course

Highlights

  • Strong links to local industry partners, including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club.
  • Internship opportunities.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

The broad curriculum includes the social context of sport, sport and leisure management, sport teaching, research in educational settings and other educational contexts and knowledge of the social and political context within which education takes place.

Undertaking a Joint Honours of Sports Studies and Education Studies allows for a high level of flexibility in deciding your degree and career pathway and is good for students who are still investigating what type of career they might want to follow.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

If you are wanting to become Physical Education Teachers at Secondary Schools should major in Sports Studies to show evidence of specialist subject knowledge.

If you are wanting to gain entry to Initial Teacher Training after graduating should gain as much experience in schools and local community youth groups as possible. Opportunities exist within the programme and within the University volunteering programme to assist students to do this.

This course provides you with a range of academic and applied skills that can be used as a basis for postgraduate study or employment in sport and leisure management, education and coaching.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

 

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants are expected to have studied a Physical Education, Sports Science or related science subject in an A Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit 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.

Course Content

You will be introduced to the core disciplines of both subjects. Within the sports modules you will explore the management of sport, the sociology of sport and the pedagogy of sport coaching. All modules are underpinned by the use of contemporary case studies and seminar discussions encourage you to draw upon your own experiences of sport to help your understanding of topics under discussion.

  • Recent and Contemporary Education Issue (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1030
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1031
    Core Module Y
  • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1019
    Core Module Y
  • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPO1007
    Core Module Y
  • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPO1006
    Core Module Y
  • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SPO1011
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • strong links to local industry partners, including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club including guest lectures and opportunities for internships
  • students are encouraged to undertake voluntary community experience and gain relevant coaching qualifications during their studies

Postgraduate Opportunties

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Strength and Conditioning MSc

Research

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.

Business and Enterprise

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

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

18/19 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: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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: £12,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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 £1,500.  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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Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 23/10/2018

  • This Joint Honours provides a unique integrated course across two departments that allows you to combine study of sport from a social science perspective alongside gaining an insight into how people learn and how education systems work.

    You will be pushed to do the application of theories and concepts to everyday issues such as increasing participation in community and youth sport, and approaches to teaching and learning. This course is relevant for those seeking to either go on to qualify as teachers with a sports specialism, work in other educational contexts, or explore in coaching or community sport development.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Strong links to local industry partners, including Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints and Northants County Cricket Club.
    • Internship opportunities.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The broad curriculum includes the social context of sport, sport and leisure management, sport teaching, research in educational settings and other educational contexts and knowledge of the social and political context within which education takes place.

    Undertaking a Joint Honours of Sports Studies and Education Studies allows for a high level of flexibility in deciding your degree and career pathway and is good for students who are still investigating what type of career they might want to follow.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      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.

    • Career Opportunities

      If you are wanting to become Physical Education Teachers at Secondary Schools should major in Sports Studies to show evidence of specialist subject knowledge.

      If you are wanting to gain entry to Initial Teacher Training after graduating should gain as much experience in schools and local community youth groups as possible. Opportunities exist within the programme and within the University volunteering programme to assist students to do this.

      This course provides you with a range of academic and applied skills that can be used as a basis for postgraduate study or employment in sport and leisure management, education and coaching.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants are expected to have studied a Physical Education, Sports Science or related science subject in an A Level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit 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.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

  • You will be introduced to the core disciplines of both subjects. Within the sports modules you will explore the management of sport, the sociology of sport and the pedagogy of sport coaching. All modules are underpinned by the use of contemporary case studies and seminar discussions encourage you to draw upon your own experiences of sport to help your understanding of topics under discussion.

    • Recent and Contemporary Education Issue (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1030
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1031
      Core Module Y
    • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1019
      Core Module Y
    • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPO1007
      Core Module Y
    • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPO1006
      Core Module Y
    • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SPO1011
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Strength and Conditioning MSc

    • 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.

  • 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

    18/19 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: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    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: £12,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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 £1,500.  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,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour