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BA (Hons) Sport Management

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Institution C58

UCAS NC26

3 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A Level: BBC - CCC

BTEC: DMM - MMM

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

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Interview: Yes. Applicants who demonstrate relevant experience and / or understanding, as well as commitment to and enthusiasm for, the profession may receive a lower (grades) offer.

Enhanced DBS check required.

Student view

Rebecca
The Sport 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 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 your first year you will follow a programme of study that introduces you to all aspects of sport management from customer care through to understanding mega sport. In the second year of the course you are able to choose a pathway in Business or Physical Activity through to a named degree: 

  • BA (Hons) Sport Management (Business)
  • BA (Hons) Sport Management (Physical Activity)

You are eligible to become 'student affiliate members' of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) for free during your time of study at the University.

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.

Facilities:

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 

A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.

  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology

Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts

Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used

An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab

A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

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

Teaching

  • 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

IT

  • 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 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 – c.deacon@chi.ac.uk or tel: 01243 793542

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

Year One

Introduction to Management Principles and Customer Care

(Module information to come) 

Introduction to Understanding Mega Sport

This module will introduce students to the organisation of mega sport events, and will critically examine this in the context of some of the political scandals which have surrounded some of these events. Subsequent analysis will consider the role of the media and commercial industries, the environmental impact and legacy of mega sport events. The module will give particular attention to the modern Olympic Games.

Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity

(Module information to come) 

Introduction to Sport Business and Management

The module will provide the background to current business and management practice in the sport and leisure industry including the provision of sport development and community recreation, fitness, businesses, venues and events. It will explore the framework of sport provision, the constitutional structure and delivery of government policies in the UK, and the roles of governing bodies of sport and other agencies. The module will explore the organisational partnership opportunities and alliances that seek to underpin sustainable sport and leisure provision and participation patterns in sport and fitness, and the impacts of commercial pressures and competition. The emergence of sports development and sport and leisure management as professions and the economic status of the public, commercial and voluntary sectors of the industry in terms of income generated, employment and market share will be examined. Students will then be able to see how the industry manifests itself through various case studies. Various management theories will be used to understand the sector including humanist and scientific management theories.

The Enquiring Practitioner

(Module information to come)

Developing Professional and Academic Skills

(Module information to come) 

Introduction to Sport and Society

This module is a sociological module that will introduce students to some of the key classical social concepts and that will develop an understanding of the relationship between sport and modern societies and are regarded as the founding sociological theories. The application of theories and concepts will be explored through focusing on the culture and ideology of modern sport and its development from pre-industrial disorganized popular pastimes. In particular, it examines how our sporting behaviour is shaped and constrained by wider social and cultural forces that act upon us.

Introduction to Sport, Policy and Development

(Module information to come)

For students studying the Sport Management (Business) pathway:

Year Two Sport Management (Business)

Marketing and Sales in Sport

(Module information to come)

Social Media and Marketing

This module is designed to introduce marketing and digital marketing students to social media from a business and professional perspective. It is framed within the context of the marketing mix but explores the trend with this tactical aspect and more current ideas around the concept of digital consumers and engaging brand experiences. Students will explore the history, development and future of social media as well as looking at tools to manage roles, teams and campaigns.

Project Management

This module aims to equip students with the tools and skills necessary to manage projects effectively. Specific objectives are:

To demonstrate the importance of following a prescribed project management methodology

To introduce the concepts of project management in a practical way including: 1. effective scoping 2. planning 3. resource allocation 4. risk and issue management 5. project monitoring 6. reporting and review

Provide the basis for business case development and subsequent budget management.

Sport Finance

The module will consider the business context of the sport and leisure industry internationally and in the UK. It will explore elementary financial management concepts, budgetary methods, costings and cash flow. The interpretation and analysis of financial statements through the use of financial indicators will be examined. The importance of business planning and project appraisal will be studied and applied. The module provides essential financial underpinning to management practices required by the sport and leisure industry.

Researching Sport

The module introduces qualitative research tools for the purposes of gathering and analysing textual data. Students will gain knowledge of, and experience in, analysing textual data using thematic coding and an understanding of how to appropriately present research findings. This module emphasises the importance of design in qualitative research, working with people and the interpretation of data via thematic coding.

Planning for Work Placement

This module can be undertaken in either the first and/or second semester: the nominated semester referring to the date of submission. For those students aspiring to pursue a career in teaching the placement may be undertaken prior to the commencement of Semester 1, Level 5 (after satisfactory completion of Level 4 and may only commence if approved by your supervisor at the University, two weeks prior to the start of your placement). We recommend that all students endeavour to undertake the placement and assessment within the first semester depending on the planning of your own module profile for the year. The placement may be undertaken on a flexible basis (totalling 210 hours) though should be organised so as not to be disruptive to any other modules being studied.

Choice of two optional modules 

Year Three Sport Management (Business)

Sports Management Consultancy Research Project

(Module information to come) 

or

Dissertation

Students are encouraged to identify a research question appropriate to their degree pathway that is of interest and relevance to their studies. An appropriate approach to addressing the question is then determined through discussion with tutors who have relevant theoretical and practical expertise in the student’s chosen area. The investigation may be based within a single discipline, or it may involve more than one discipline, but it must be based within the student’s chosen degree programme. In all cases, tutors will advise on the capability of the student to complete the complexity of the study in the time available and with the necessary resources.

Entrepreneurship – setting up a business

(Module information to come)

Strategic Planning for Sport

The module is divided into key overarching themes: the philosophy of strategy and whether strategy is a science or an art: the process of strategy and whether strategy is based around planning and analysis or trial, experimentation or emergence: the drivers of strategy and whether the crucial determinants of a strategy are the organisation of the environment. The module concludes with a discussion on the interrelationship between strategies and effective planning, theory and practice, and what this means for those that manage sport organisations.

Work Placement Analysis

This module can be undertaken in either the first and/or second semester: the nominated semester referring to the date of submission. For those students aspiring to pursue a career in teaching the placement may be undertaken prior to the commencement of Semester 1, Level 5 (after satisfactory completion of Level 4 and may only commence if approved by your supervisor at the University, two weeks prior to the start of your placement). We recommend that all students endeavour to undertake the placement and assessment within the first semester depending on the planning of your own module profile for the year. The placement may be undertaken on a flexible basis (totalling 210 hours) though should be organised so as not to be disruptive to any other modules being studied.

Group Dynamics

(Module information to come)

Managing People in Sport Business

The module will investigate why people are critically important in the leisure industry. This includes all aspects of human resources from how management set the tone of an organisation’s culture to how an organisation’s objectives are achieved. It will explain how the staff are important in achieving this vision by ensuring that the right staff are employed and then effectively developed and motivated.

Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the Community

The module explores the nature of planning, managing and delivering a community sport event or project in the context of modern sport development. The module includes analyses traditional sport development events and the rationale behind them. Connections between national government policies, local agenda and national governing body targets are also explored. The role of the coach is also discussed and critiqued in the context of planning and delivering a community sport event or project. Further connections between sport, charity and politics will also be made to demonstrate the role which sport can play in community engagement.

or 

Entrepreneurship 2

(Module information to come)

For students studying the Sport Management (Physical Activity) pathway:

Year Two Sport Management (Physical Activity)

Critical Issues in Health Promotion, Lifestyle and Exercise

(Module information to come)

Critical issues in Sport Development, Management and Physical Activity

(Module information to come)

Critical Issues in Sport Business and Commercialisation

(Module information to come)

Critical Issues in Sport

(Module information to come)

Project Management

This module aims to equip students with the tools and skills necessary to manage projects effectively. Specific objectives are:

To demonstrate the importance of following a prescribed project management methodology

To introduce the concepts of project management in a practical way including: 1. effective scoping 2. planning 3. resource allocation 4. risk and issue management 5. project monitoring 6. reporting and review

Provide the basis for business case development and subsequent budget management.

Planning for Work Placement

This module can be undertaken in either the first and/or second semester: the nominated semester referring to the date of submission. For those students aspiring to pursue a career in teaching the placement may be undertaken prior to the commencement of Semester 1, Level 5 (after satisfactory completion of Level 4 and may only commence if approved by your supervisor at the University, two weeks prior to the start of your placement). We recommend that all students endeavour to undertake the placement and assessment within the first semester depending on the planning of your own module profile for the year. The placement may be undertaken on a flexible basis (totalling 210 hours) though should be organised so as not to be disruptive to any other modules being studied.

Researching Sport

The module introduces quantitative research tools for the purposes of gathering and analysing numerical data. Students will gain knowledge of, and experience in, analysing numerical data using descriptive statistics and an understanding of how to appropriately present research findings. This module emphasises the appropriate design of research experiments to explore associations and differences between groups. The use of Inferential statistics will be introduced and students will gain experience in the use of statistical analysis software.

One optional module

Year Three Sport Management (Physical Activity)

Dissertation Module

Students are encouraged to identify a research question appropriate to their degree pathway that is of interest and relevance to their studies. An appropriate approach to addressing the question is then determined through discussion with tutors who have relevant theoretical and practical expertise in the student’s chosen area. The investigation may be based within a single discipline, or it may involve more than one discipline, but it must be based within the student’s chosen degree programme. In all cases, tutors will advise on the capability of the student to complete the complexity of the study in the time available and with the necessary resources.

Work Placement Analysis    

(Module information to come)                                                                                                                                     

Delivering and Consuming Fitness and Lifestyle 

Students will be examining the ways in which physical activity, health and fitness are consumed in contemporary society. Discussions will take place within the context of Chris Shilling’s work on ‘body projects’ and the notion that, in post-modern eras in particular, there is an increasing propensity for individuals to view the body as an entity which is to be worked upon, particularly in relation to the construction of a particular individual identity and it is this (alongside other developments) that help us to explain today’s consumption behaviours vis a vis health and fitness. Basic video and editing skills from the media department.                                                                                                     

Delivering Sport Development Globally  

The module explores the nature of politics and considers the full scope of how sport and politics connect from the distribution of resources at a local level to decision making at major world events. The module will include analyses of ‘sport for development’ and ‘sport for development and peace’ programmes. Connections between the state, nationalism, identity and sport are also explored. The role of the state is further problematised by consideration of the process of globalisation and how this connects with sport, policies and politics.                                                                                                               

Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the Community

The module explores the nature of planning, managing and delivering a community sport event or project in the context of modern sport development. The module includes analyses traditional sport development events and the rationale behind them. Connections between national government policies, local agenda and national governing body targets are also explored. The role of the coach is also discussed and critiqued in the context of planning and delivering a community sport event or project. Further connections between sport, charity and politics will also be made to demonstrate the role which sport can play in community engagement.

Managing People in Sport Business

The module will investigate why people are critically important in the leisure industry. This includes all aspects of human resources from how management set the tone of an organisation’s culture to how an organisation’s objectives are achieved. It will explain how the staff are important in achieving this vision by ensuring that the right staff are employed and then effectively developed and motivated.

One optional module                                                                                                                                                 

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

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

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs