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BA (Hons) Sport Business and Management


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Course Length:

3 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2019 UK fee: £9,250

2019/20 Interantional fee: £13,000

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A Level: BBC - CCC


GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or better.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of units at Merit

Enhanced DBS check required.

Student view

"The Sports Business and Management degree has allowed me to gain a huge range of opportunities in regards to work placements, networking and interesting subjects. I feel that I have gained valuable skills during the degree that will benefit me throughout my life.
The degree has enabled me to gain stronger opinions and beliefs by opening my mind to a wide range of theories and subjects. I would have never experienced any of these without coming to University."

Course content

Our BA (Hons) Sport Business and Management degree is designed to provide you with the knowledge and the understanding of some of the principal aspects of business and management in the context of sport.

You will consider the importance of sport for the welfare of individuals and groups in society and how, as a manager, you can respond effectively to their needs.

In particular the Sport Business and Management 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 practiced 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 business environments whilst aware of the moral and ethical considerations affecting management of people and services
  • Develop basic leadership and coaching skills such that students could assist or deliver under supervision coaching sessions to a variety of populations

Year One

In a common first year shared with the Sport Development and Coaching and Sport Studies degrees you will acquire a foundation in the sport business and management subjects, coaching and sociology underpinned by practical case studies of facilities and opportunities in the local community.

Years Two and 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 business and management.

The modular scheme will enable you to customise your degree through elective modules.

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. 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. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.


Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins


Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf (to be completed by September 2019)

Image below is for illustrative purposes only for colours. (not actual astro at Chichetster)  Line markings and surrounding layout will be different.

Blue and green astro - image of different institution to see style

110m synthetic athletics track

Strength and conditioning room

Two multi-purpose gymnasiums

Outdoor netball and tennis court

Two seminar rooms

Cricket nets 

Where this can take you

Sports Facility Management

  • Sport Facility Manager
  • Gym Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Duty Manager
  • Sport Administration

Sports Coach

  • Coach
  • Gym Manager

Sports Development

  • Youth Development Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Club Development Co-ordinator
  • Disability Development Officer


  • PE Coordinator
  • PE Teacher

Sales and Marketing

  • Sales Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing & Business Developer
  • Regional Brand Communications Coordinator
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Sports Marketing Consultant
  • Customer Relations / Sales Manager
  • Sport Talent Manger

Facility Management

  • Store Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Estate Agent

Business Management

  • Operations Executive
  • Business Adviser
  • Business Support Associate
  • Senior Negotiator
  • Programme Director
  • Technical Director
  • Recruitment Agency


  • Apple Mac Technician
  • IT Consultant


Postgraduate level study

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester​

  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Secondary 
  • Postgraduate Research (PhD)     
  • MA Leadership and Management
  • MBA

Work placements

All Sport Business and Management students will undertake a work placement module of 210 hours (approximately six weeks). This typically this takes place in a sport/leisure organisation, a school or college, a sports management company or a sport/community development organisation. We are flexible in encouraging you to approach any leisure or business related organisation that is relevant to the your needs and career aspirations. 

Through our work placements you will develop skills which allow you to apply theory and knowledge in an operational sport or business setting. Placements opportunities will provide you with a strong vocational focus.

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to gain useful and relevant work experience, develop certain skills and competencies gained on placement, reflect critically on your performance in the workplace and assemble a portfolio of evidence to support your future career goals.

Chichester Institute of Sport has a dedicated Placement Co-ordinator.

You are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement, however, the Placement Co-ordinator is available to assist you and has a network of contacts in local clubs and schools.

Our students are from all over the UK, with the majority from the South and South East of England, with a few students from overseas. Many students find work placements in their home towns, as well as local opportunities in Sussex.

Placements are integral to your development as a student and are integrated within University-based work.

You will need to ensure you have all the necessary documentation in place before you start your placement. Some courses will insist that you complete a DBS check on entry to the course and others will require you to complete a check once you have started. Please check that you have completed all necessary documentation before commencing your placement.

To contact the Placement Coordinator please email Clare Deacon – or tel: 01243 793542

Course accreditations

Affiliation with CIMSPA

We are an Associate HE Partner of CIMSPA. All students on the degree are eligible to become 'student affiliate members' for free during their time of study at the University.

Indicative modules

Year One

Core Modules

  • Analysing Sport
  • Introduction to Sport Business and Management
  • Health and Physical Activity in Contemporary Society
  • Introduction to Sport and Society
  • Principles and Practice of Sport
  • Understanding Mega Sport Events 

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Researching Sport
  • Work Placement
  • Sport Policy and Commercialisation
  • Sport Marketing

Elective Modules

  • Social-Histories of Sport
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Sport and the Media
  • Critical Insight into Contemporary Sport
  • Sport and Film
  • New Media and Sport

Year Three

Core Modules

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

Elective Modules

  • Extended Dissertation
  • Consuming Fitness and Lifestyle
  • Sport Subcultures
  • Community Engagement in Sport
  • Social-Histories of Football
  • Advanced Coaching Psychology 

International English Studies

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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, examinations, performance/practical work, project work and presentations.


Additional Costs

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Additional Costs