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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Sport is big business. More people than ever before now understand how an active lifestyle is linked to good physical and mental health, and are prepared to spend their income and leisure time on sports-related activities. Our Sports Management degree course will give you the practical skills to make the most of business opportunities in this exciting sector.**Sports Management offers a wide variety of employment opportunities, from working for national governing bodies or managing leisure facilities and sports events to sports marketing and commercial development. Our course features distinct learning pathways to ensure you gain the range of skills vital for success in your preferred career, from football scouting or sports analysis to social media management and more.Supported by cutting-edge facilities, our course lets you put learning into practice through residential visits and an optional paid 48-week placement. The course also carries industry accreditation and recognition from key bodies including the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), providing you with free student membership and access to a range of industry resources.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Residential visits** – Boost your understanding of the global sports business on residential trips – past destinations have included Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Poland, with essential costs covered by the University- **Enrichment** – Visit Commonwealth Games venues, football stadiums and St George's Park (home of the FA), as well as hearing from top industry speakers- **Work placement** – Take an optional 48-week paid placement to experience the industry first-hand- **Industry approved** – Our course is accredited by CIMSPA and the DMI, offering you enhanced industry recognition and additional benefits including membership on enrolment- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.Our sports clinics on campus are open to the public, enabling students to put training into practice treating and assessing patients. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the DMI and CIMSPA.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features an optional 48-week paid placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. Additional opportunities for work experience are also available throughout your studies.Employers we have worked with include Birmingham City FC, Shrewsbury Town FC, Wolverhampton Speedway, Aston Villa Ladies FC, League Managers Association, Sport4Life, Anytime Fitness Edgbaston, The Pumphouse Gym, Tempest Executives and The Clubhouse (Solihull).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Sports development officer- Sports marketing manager- Sports strategy officer- Business development manager (sport)- Fitness centre manager- Event managerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmin

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

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A level : CCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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