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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Sport Development (Sport Management)

UCAS Code: C624

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

96

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports development

Please note this course is only available for direct entry into years 2 and 3. For year 1 entry please see BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching.

This course was designed with employers from the sports industry via our Professional Advisory Group, and combines academic study with applied and work place learning to equip you with relevant knowledge and skills to ensure you are ready for employment or to further your career. If you want to learn how sport can be managed to inspire young people, develop communities and fulfil the potential of all individuals, from grass roots to elite athletes, then sport development is for you. Our Sport Development degrees have a proven track record, and with a pedigree of more than 10 years, our professional and practical component has ensured an excellent employability record for our graduates. The exciting programme considers broad sporting themes in talent development, education, elite sport, international sport, sport coaching, sports policy, inclusive sport event management and the strategic management of sport. We prepare students with a diverse range of practical work-based skills, applied academic knowledge and research and evaluation skills which culminates in an honours level project. You determine the topic of your honours level research project so this provides a real opportunity to develop expertise in an area that you are passionate about. Students engage with key issues on a practical, vocational and theoretical basis to ensure they have a well-rounded experience of Higher Education.

Modules

In Year 1 you will study Foundations in Sport Development, Sports Coaching and the Coaching process, An Introduction to Sport Management, Organisation of Sport and PE, Sport in the Community, Engaging with Learning: Sport Development. In Year 2 you will study either a work placement module Engaging with Employability: Sport Development, or Sport Event Management. You will study compulsory modules in Sport Policy and Governance, Research Methods, and Sport Marketing and select between either Inclusion in Sport. In Year 3 you study an Honours project and two compulsory modules, Applied Resource Management in Sport Development Strategic Sports Development. You then select two additional modules from Sport and Excellence, Leadership and Management, Sport and Disability, Sport and Society or Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a number of methods including, essays, reports, presentations, practical coaching assessments and industry based assessments of applied practice. Most assessment is coursework based although there are a small number of modules that are assessed via multi-choice tests or exams. Assessments are designed to assess both academic and applied aspects of the programme. Your assessments are tailored towards your subject specialisms and through the Honour Project you further develop your expertise in an area of specific interest.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Sports development

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health associate professionals

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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