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BA (Hons) Sport Management

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Course Length:

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


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

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.


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 

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


  • 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 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

Indicative modules

Year One

  • Introduction to Management Principles and Customer Care
  • Introduction to Understanding Mega Sport
  • Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity
  • Introduction to Sport Business and Management
  • The Enquiring Practitioner
  • Developing Professional and Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Sport and Society
  • Introduction to Sport, Policy and Development

For students studying the Sport Management (Business) pathway:

Year Two Sport Management (Business)

  • Marketing and Sales in Sport
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Sport Finance
  • Researching Sport
  • Planning for Work Placement
  • Choice of two optional modules 

Year Three Sport Management (Business)

  • Sports Management Consultancy Research Project or Dissertation
  • Entrepreneurship – setting up a business
  • Strategic Planning for Sport
  • Work Placement Analysis
  • Group Dynamics
  • Managing People in Sport Business
  • Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the Community or Entrepreneurship 2

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

Year Two Sport Management (Physical Activity)

  • Critical Issues in Health Promotion, Lifestyle and Exercise
  • Critical issues in Sport Development, Management and Physical Activity
  • Critical Issues in Sport Business and Commercialisation
  • Critical Issues in Sport
  • Project Management
  • Planning for Work Placement
  • Researching Sport
  • One optional module

Year Three Sport Management (Physical Activity)

  • Dissertation Module
  • Work Placement Analysis                                                                                                                                         
  • Delivering and Consuming Fitness and Lifestyle                                                                                                      
  • Delivering Sport Development Globally                                                                                                                 
  • Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the Community
  • Managing People in Sport Business
  • One optional module                                                                                                                                                 

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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