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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Sport is big business. More people than ever before now understand the link between an active lifestyle and good health, and are prepared to spend their time and money on sport-related activities. Accredited by the University of Birmingham as well as the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), our Sports Management foundation degree course at University College Birmingham will help you gain the skills needed to succeed in the exciting sector of sports management, opening the doors to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Benefit from our new cutting-edge sports facilities and an optional 48-week placement, as well as a wealth of residential visits, top guest speakers and industry links.**Who’s the course for?**This course is ideal for anyone interested in management roles in sport, from working for national governing bodies or managing leisure facilities and sports events to sports marketing and commercial development.**Why should I study this course?**- **RESIDENTIAL VISITS** – Explore how sport operates globally on residential trips abroad – previous destinations have included Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Poland- **ENRICHMENT** – Hear from top guest speakers and get into industry with visits to Commonwealth Games venues, football stadiums and St George's Park (home of the FA).- **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** – University College Birmingham will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**Great! Tell me more**This course teaches you business management fundamentals applied within a sport environment, and you will develop your knowledge of digital marketing, leadership, finances and strategic management as well as identifying their importance to global sporting brands, events and organisations. With accreditation from industry-recognised professional bodies such as DMI and CIMSPA, this course will ensure you graduate as an 'industry ready' student.As part of our course, you'll take part in a number of residential visits abroad to boost your understanding of the global scale of sports business and experience how sport operates abroad, with essential trip costs covered by the University. You'll also visit a range of key sports venues around the UK.Our campus at University College Birmingham features outstanding sports facilities including a brand new Human Performance Centre, cutting-edge gym and sports injury and massage clinics, while you also have access to the state-of-the-art facilities at nearby Avery Fields, thanks to our partnership with local rugby club Bournville RFC.**What skills will I gain?**You will develop a broad range of skills including the analytical, communication and decision-making disciplines that are vital for success in sports organisations.You will gain an understanding of operational and strategic issues in sport, specifically relating to operating within an international environment.**What about the future?**This course serves as a great launchpad into industry and will enable you to move towards a variety of roles on completion, including:- Marketing director- Football scout- Sports analyst- Sports duty manager- Social media managerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BA (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

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


University information

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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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