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University College Birmingham

Sports Management Top-up

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Sport Coaching and Development, with 240 credits.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Variable | 2021

Subject

Sports management

**Course snapshot**

Sport is big business. More people than ever now understand the link between an active lifestyle and good health, and are prepared to spend their time and money on sport-related activities. On UCB's Sports Management Top-up course, you'll gain the skills needed to succeed in the exciting sector of sports management, opening the doors to a wide variety of employment opportunities. We are a partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - while you'll be supported in your studies by the use of UCB's brand new, state-of-the-art sports facilities.

**Who’s the course for?**

This course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is interested in a career in sports management and related fields within the industry.

**Why should I study the course?**

- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Select from a range of optional modules, covering subjects ranging from coaching to sports psychology or financial strategy

- **IN-DEPTH RESEARCH** – Conduct your own research project and analyse an area of sports management that matches your interests and career aspirations

- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Enhance your employability by studying a course aligned with industry expectations, as well as becoming a CIMSPA student member when you enrol

**Great. Tell me some more**

Studying on our sports courses means you will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our new Human Performance Centre includes a 35m sprint track (with force plate) and sled track, eight lifting platforms, integrated bilateral force plates, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. It also contains our purpose-built Human Performance Lab, featuring an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.

You will also have access to our cutting-edge gym and our sports injury and massage clinics on campus, as well as use of the state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at Avery Fields, which we share with leading Birmingham rugby club Bournville RFC. The purpose-built, 15-acre site has undergone a £3 million transformation, with the pitch situated alongside two new grass pitches and an impressive clubhouse including a function room, modern changing facilities and a physiotherapy suite.

Our strong links within the sports industry will give you the chance to gain valuable work experience alongside your studies. Our [email protected] employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans.

**What skills will I gain?**

You will gain the management and practical skills needed to make the most of business opportunities in sport, as well as an understanding of the operational and strategic issues in the industry, specifically relating to operating within an international environment.

You will develop the analytical, communication and decision-making skills vital for success in sports organisations.

The research project will hone your independent learning skills as well as giving you an in-depth knowledge of an industry subject relevant to your future career aspirations.

**What about the future?**

This course will prepare you to enter a range of areas within the sports management sector, while our graduates have gone on to work in sports tourism and marketing, on community sports programmes and in health promotion.

Career options you will be able to pursue include:

- Sports development

- Sports centre management

- Corporate sports hospitality

- Sports coaching

- Sports event management

If you wish, you can also continue your education by moving onto studying a postgraduate level qualification.

Modules

- Development and Innovation in Sport
- International Sports Environment
- Strategy in Sport
- Research Project

**Plus one option from:**

- Financial Strategy
- Sports Tourism
- Sports Coaching and the Development of Expertise
- Work-based Learning for Sport
- Sports Psychology II
- Sports Marketing

Assessment methods

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 12 contact hours made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of teaching in smaller groups
- Tutorials - 3 hours per week, including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials

**Individual Study**

In addition you are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

**Assessment**

Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are used. An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

- Coursework - 58%
- Practical assessment - 33%
- Written examinations - 9%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Sports and Creative Studies - BA/BSc

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.

78%
med
Sports management

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.

Sports management

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Sports management

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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sports management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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