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

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

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme. Popular Joint Honours combinations in recent years have included Sport Studies with Education, Business, Management, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology.

Our Sport Studies course aims to help you understand and evaluate sport using a variety of social science disciplines. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practical issues in sport, such as barriers to sport participation, managing sport events, and sport coaching. A focus on these key subject areas enables you to prepare for a career in sport, including PE teachers, sport coaches and sport development officers.

Course

Highlights

  • Local sport partners Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints Rugby, Northants County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire Sport
  • Free Sports and Societies
  • You have the opportunity to explore two topics that are of most interest to you

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Partnerships

The course focuses particularly on issues in grassroots, community sport which is tied in with our local sport partners Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints Rugby, Northants County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire Sport.

Course Details

Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme. Popular Joint Honours combinations in recent years have included Sport Studies with Education, Business, Management, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology.

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

Our Sport Studies Joint Honours degree will prepare you for careers in the expanding sport industry, through employers such as local authorities and national governing bodies of sport, as well as roles in areas such as sport management and coaching. It will also put you in an ideal position to apply for further training to become either a primary or secondary teacher.

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

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied a physical education, sports science or related science subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

For more 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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will explore the sociological issues in sport, the historical development of sport, the management of sport organisations and sport development, and an introduction to teaching and sport coaching.

  • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1011
    Core Module Y
  • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1007
    Core Module Y
  • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: SPO1006
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

Assessments are designed to mirror real-world situations to help develop your employability skill

You have the opportunity to explore two topics that are of most interest to you.

A high proportion of staff hold PhDs and are active in research and consultancy in fields including sport, sociology, sport development, sport psychology, exercise psychology, physiology and biomechanics.

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 sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

Reading List
  • Armour K. M. (2011) Sport pedagogy: an introduction for teaching and coaching. Harlow: Prentice Hall
  • Coakley, Jay J. and Pike, Elizabeth (2009) Sports in society: issues and controversies. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
  • Horne J. Tomlinson, A. and Whannel, G. (2013) Understanding Sport: A Socio-Cultural Analysis. London: Routledge.
  • Hoye, Russell (2012) Sport Management: Principles and Applications. London: Routledge
  • Taylor P. and Torkildsen G. (2011) Torkildsen’s sport and leisure management. London: Routledge

Postgraduate Opportunities

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

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.

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

International: £12,000

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.

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,…

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 18/10/2018

  • Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme. Popular Joint Honours combinations in recent years have included Sport Studies with Education, Business, Management, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology.

    Our Sport Studies course aims to help you understand and evaluate sport using a variety of social science disciplines. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practical issues in sport, such as barriers to sport participation, managing sport events, and sport coaching. A focus on these key subject areas enables you to prepare for a career in sport, including PE teachers, sport coaches and sport development officers.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Local sport partners Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints Rugby, Northants County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire Sport
    • Free Sports and Societies
    • You have the opportunity to explore two topics that are of most interest to you

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Studying our Sports Studies Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to combine your passion for sport with another subject as part of our Joint Honours programme. Popular Joint Honours combinations in recent years have included Sport Studies with Education, Business, Management, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships

    The course focuses particularly on issues in grassroots, community sport which is tied in with our local sport partners Northampton Town FC, Northampton Saints Rugby, Northants County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire Sport.

    • 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

      Our Sport Studies Joint Honours degree will prepare you for careers in the expanding sport industry, through employers such as local authorities and national governing bodies of sport, as well as roles in areas such as sport management and coaching. It will also put you in an ideal position to apply for further training to become either a primary or secondary teacher.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied a physical education, sports science or related science subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

    For more 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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      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 explore the sociological issues in sport, the historical development of sport, the management of sport organisations and sport development, and an introduction to teaching and sport coaching.

    • Sport Pedagogy for Coaching 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1011
      Core Module Y
    • The Social Context of Sport (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1007
      Core Module Y
    • Sport and Leisure Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: SPO1006
      Core Module Y
      • Armour K. M. (2011) Sport pedagogy: an introduction for teaching and coaching. Harlow: Prentice Hall
      • Coakley, Jay J. and Pike, Elizabeth (2009) Sports in society: issues and controversies. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
      • Horne J. Tomlinson, A. and Whannel, G. (2013) Understanding Sport: A Socio-Cultural Analysis. London: Routledge.
      • Hoye, Russell (2012) Sport Management: Principles and Applications. London: Routledge
      • Taylor P. and Torkildsen G. (2011) Torkildsen’s sport and leisure management. London: Routledge
    • 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.

  • 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.

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

    International: £12,000

    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.

    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

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour