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BSc (Hons) Sport Management (with Foundation Year option)

Developed via consultation with industry bodies and commercial sport operators, this dynamic course will prepare you for a career in an ever-changing industry.

  • UCAS Code:
    N290
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

With foundation year: N291

Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Management at BU?

  • Blending academic and practical elements, this course will support you to become a critically-informed and well-rounded graduate, ready to manage, influence and lead in the world of work
  • Develop a detailed understanding of sport, management, marketing, leadership, finance and business principles, with an appreciation of their complex global social contexts
  • Gain varied practical experience from course placement options providing you with fantastic opportunities to put your learning into practice and make professional connections
  • We have developed an international reputation in the management of sport, events and physical activity, and continue to shape sport research, policy and practice
  • Our range of collaborative projects with local and international partners, provide opportunities for you to engage in educational, research and work activities with our global partner intuitions across the world
  • You'll be career-ready with 92% of our graduates in employment or further studies, fifteen months after graduating.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the business and management skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Course accreditations

  • Accredited by the Institute for Data & Marketing (IDM). Upon successful completion of the accredited unit, you will be able to obtain the IDM Certificate in Digital and Data-Driven Marketing.
  • Also accredited by the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE), this accreditation acknowledges the content of this course is industry relevant, preparing students to graduate career ready.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 6-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 6-week placement or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement.

Accreditations:

Accredited by Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM), and the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE).

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment 

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 447kb)Download the foundation year programme specification (pdf 286kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every student the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement as part of their course.

You can also choose to undertake your placement anywhere in the UK, or even overseas, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. Possible international locations for the placement include Europe – notably Spain, Portugal, France and Germany – but also Australia and North America.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Show passion for developing and working within the sports industry
  • Show signs of developing into a well-rounded leaders and team players
  • Want to learn about the management issues surrounding the sports industry
  • Have a passion for working with people in order to bring the best out of them
  • Are looking to develop themselves as people.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This degree will prepare you for work in a variety of sporting settings nationally and internationally. 92% of our students are working or studying fifteen months after graduating.

Former students have gone on to work for the likes of Manchester United FC, Milton Keynes Dons, DC Leisure, Fitness First, Elite Sports Promotions, The Kia Oval Cricket Club, British Ski and Wake Board, AFC Bournemouth, Open Golf Championship and Messe Frankfurt, among many others.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our graduates think

Stephen Pyke

I was lucky enough to spend my placement year at Southampton FC and was then kept on part-time, during my final year which helped to continue my development.

Hear from students say

Chris Sellers

The thing that made Bournemouth University stand out was that it offered a placement year, which gives you another dimension other universities couldn’t give.

What our graduates think

Lucy Owen

Since gaining my degree at BU I have managed to break into the world of Formula 1 as an Account Executive at the largest global motorsports marketing agency.

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.