With a wide range of links to professional sports clubs, governing bodies of sport as well as regional and local sports organisations, this degree 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. This exciting programme has been developed alongside industry partners to ensure you gain skills and experiences relevant to the world of work. Placement modules are a feature of the course allowing you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied sports business management setting.
What happens on the course?
You will have the opportunity to work with a range of professional sport organisations and clubs to develop industry skills and attributes relevant to a career in sport business management. Placement modules are a feature of each level of the course allowing you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied sports business management setting. You will also complete a sandwich placement year in a sport business management context. In addition, in each year you will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from the sports industry. Modules such as The Sport Consumer, Sport Event Management, and Sport Consultation also provide opportunities to contribute to
The Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Awards (WEEA) will be embedded in the modules below:
5SR035 - Sport and Physical Activity Industry Experience
5SR036 - Sports Event Management
6SR035 - Sports Consultancy
6SR044 - Personal and Professional Transitions
Upon successful completion on these modules and your course you may be eligible for the WEEA certificate.
This course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the Sport and Physical Activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Professional Standards for roles in this sector are developed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). The University of Wolverhampton is working in partnership with CIMSPA, demonstrating our commitment to the ongoing development of the sector Professional Standards. Studying this programme 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.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
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
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 http://wlv.ac.uk/mature 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 £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
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
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 gov.uk 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.