What you study
In the early years of the course you will study social policy, ethics and the philosophy of sport, as well as the context of business and management of services, people, resources and the sporting environment. Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise theory to real-life applications, and work towards NGB or industry qualifications.
Work placements continue as a key feature of the course in the later years, and you will also be expected to undertake an extended piece of individual research. In addition, you will be able to choose a number of optional modules, allowing you to follow personal interests in both management and sport-based areas.
You will be encouraged to critically evaluate information, and challenge ideas and concepts using scientifically-based information. You will also be encouraged to show initiative, research and construct your own knowledge, and therefore have skills which will enable you to effect change in a working environment.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BA with Honours in Sport and Management
How you learn and are assessed
The course involves lectures, small group seminars, activity based practicals and private study. You will spend around 18 hours per week attending classes and, in addition, you will be required to undertake an average of 20 hours of private study a week. You will also be expected to undertake work placements, which will help reinforce the important link between theory and practice.
The course is assessed by a combination of examination and coursework. Some modules will involve both practical and work-based assessment. The range of skills you acquire during the course help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the component disciplines of your degree.