Institute of Human Sciences

Sport Business Management with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years, Part-time 7 years

This exciting programme has been developed alongside industry partners to ensure you gain skills and experiences relevant to the world of work.

This exciting programme has been developed alongside industry partners to ensure you gain skills and experiences relevant to the world of work.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C621
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich, Part-time
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years), Part-time (7 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

This exciting programme has been developed alongside industry partners to ensure you gain skills and experiences relevant to the world of work. With a wide range of links to professional sports clubs, governing bodies of sport as well as regional and local sports organisations, this degree qualification provides you with a unique and real world learning experience and the opportunity to learn and develop within the live operations of the sport industry.

The programme will provide opportunities to explore different strands of sport business management including marketing, strategy, policy, finance, economics, and sport event management. Studying these key areas will prepare you to enter a range of careers including sport development management, governing body management, insight and data management, facility management and business management.

What happens on the course?

Our Partners:



Learning activities on this course will include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminar discussion
  • Practical sessions
  • Workshops

Assessment methods on this course will include:

  • Practical
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Portfolio

Assessment has a focus on real-world skills that will be required in the industry. There is therefore an emphasis on portfolios, reports, presentations and coursework, rather than exams and essays. Level 4 introduces you to the sport industry landscape, career routes, and basic research skills. Level 4 assessment will be contemporary so that you develop your understanding of issues which are relevant to the industry. For example, in Sport Media and Marketing you will be given an ‘issue’ and be required to produce a piece of marketing material (e.g. poster, small video suitable for social media, leaflet) and to justify some of the key decisions made in producing the material.

At Level 5 and 6 you will then put your learning from Level 4 into practice in modules with real-world links to help build up an evidence base of skills and experiences to draw upon as you prepare for employment.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Our Graduates leave The University of Wolverhampton with much more than a degree, they leave with the skills to kick start their careers! 

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our recent graduate Lowri Walker (September, 2019):


Video | Press Release 


Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why study sport at the University of Wolverhampton?

  • Placement opportunities available with West Bromwich Albion FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the Black Country Consortium, Worcester Warriors, Walsall FC and more.
  • International placement opportunities.
  • Free sports kit for every new student in their first year.
  • Great sport and exercise science laboratories including force platforms, a 3D motion analysis system, an EMG muscle activity monitoring system and an isokinetic dynamometer which can measure specialised aspects of muscle performance.

And much more!!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • 96 UCAS points
  • CCC from A Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM 
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma Full Award
  • 120 credit Level 3 Foundation Year in an appropriate subject
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.


Olympic superstar Kristian Thomas has added a First Class degree from the University of Wolverhampton to his long list of accolades (September, 2019).


The captain of Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team at Rio 2016 said: "It’s a very proud moment after three years of hard work to be in the Grand Theatre with my cohort and my peers and the people who have helped me including the academic staff. I was out of education for quite a few years so to come back into it was a little bit daunting but they made that process so seamless. I’m very proud to come to the end of the three years and to come away with a first class honours as well."

Watch Kristian's full video here | Press Release (Express and Star)


The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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