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BA (Hons) Sport Tourism

Our BA (Hons) Sport Tourism degree is a bespoke programme for aspiring professionals seeking a career that bridges the worlds of Sport Business and Tourism, allowing you to specialise in the rapidly emerging field of Sport Tourism. The course provides an opportunity for you to emerge as a highly-employable graduate able to work with a wide range of clients and organisation in the rapidly expanding sport tourism sector.

*This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

Course content

In particular the Sport Tourism programme aims to:

  • Foster an enquiring and critical analysis of the structures and processes that underpin and influence the development of sport by drawing on theories, concepts and methods that are practised within the social sciences.
  • Facilitate student competence in the process of becoming active, reflective and independent learners through providing, within a supportive learning environment, student centred teaching and learning methods.
  • Foster an enterprising, entrepreneurial spirit and enhance the employability prospects of each student.
  • Enable students to acquire and develop competence in key transferable skills that will enhance their opportunities for further study, life-long learning and employment.
  • Support the strategic vision of the University by meeting the needs of local, regional, and national students and by encouraging applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.   
  • Provide knowledge and skills to operate effectively in sport tourism environments whilst aware of the moral and ethical considerations affecting management of people and services.
  • Prepare students for undertaking research and to develop research skills, by the encouragement of analytical thinking, through a variety of learning modes.

Year One

In a common first year, shared with the Sport Business and Management, and Tourism and Hospitality Management degrees, you will acquire a foundation in the sport tourism subjects, understanding sport and events management alongside destination tourism and physical activity, underpinned by a range of visits and guest speakers.

Years Two & Three

In the second and third years you will develop a critical insight into the main branches of management practice as they are applied to sport tourism.

The degree programme draws on a range of sport business subjects, for example marketing and management, which are taken alongside specialist Tourism and Hospitality Management modules. This approach is designed is to provide you with more generic transferable business and management skills that will further enhance your employability.

In the final year of the programme you are able to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and skills through the completion of your undergraduate research project.

*This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

Our facilities

Our facilities content

Over the past few years, we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available as you study for your degree.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.  All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities, both academic and recreational, at the University. The Tudor Hale Centre for Sport incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness suite. 

In addition, there is a sports hall used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.   

Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our brand new Sports Dome, incorporating four indoor tennis courts, our all-weather astro turf pitch, and grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

  • Brand new Sports Dome, with four tennis courts, three netball courts
  • Sports hall
  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Modern fitness suite
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Floodlit synthetic Astro Turf pitch
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets

Sport Science Laboratories:

  • Four dedicated psychology labs
  • Two dedicated biomechanics labs
  • Five dedicated physiology labs
  • An environmental chamber to simulate heat, altitude, etc
  • A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Where this can take you

Students go on to work in the corporate, sport, events, international hospitality, tourism, and charity sectors.

Many have found jobs in the fields of sport development, tourism management, social media, marketing, sponsorship, event management, fundraising, and venue facility management.

Work placements

Through our work placements you will develop skills which allow you to apply theory and knowledge in an operational sport or health setting. Placements opportunities are available on most programmes within the Chichester Institute of Sport which provide you with a strong vocational focus.

Indicative modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Sport Business and Management
  • The Contemporary Tourism and Event Environment
  • Understanding Mega Sport Events
  • Tourism, Events and Destinations: Impacts and Management                          
  • Introduction to Sport and Society
  • Analysing Sport
  • Health and Physical Activity in Contemporary Society

Year 2

  • Sport Policy and Commercialisation
  • Tourism and Society                          
  • Researching Sport
  • Work Placement
  • Marketing and Sport
  • Purple Goldfish and the Art of Service Excellence

Year 3

  • Sport Development: International Contexts
  • Sustainable Destination Management
  • Sport Finance
  • Sustainable Destination Management     
  • Managing People in Sport Business
  • Strategic Planning for Sport
  • Dissertation

Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

We are committed to learning and teaching. Our team of principal lecturers ensure the techniques and technology used at Chichester position us as a leading authority in this critical part of your education.

When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.

Independent Learning

Central learning facilities are available to complement and support the learning activities you will experience in your taught modules, and will help to foster your confidence in learning independently and managing and presenting information – skills that will be of lasting benefit beyond your time at the University.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, project work, exhibitions, practical work, presentations, examinations, and seminar discussions.

Our course will include a mix, so that you will be assessed on different types of work. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.

You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers throughout the course. Special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Your time will be spent approximately 50% lectures and 50% seminars.

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Apply for 2018

Course length

3 years
Full Time