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Sport & Management

Next start date: September

Degree type: BA (Hons)
UCAS Code: CN62 BA/SPMgt
Duration: 4 years (full-time)

How to Apply


 

Intro

Please note: No admission to Year 2 of this course is available in September 2014.

Why choose this course?

  • Flexibility to follow personal interests
  • Extensive work-based learning
  • Opportunities to gain coaching and/or industry qualifications
  • Combines sport and management skills

Whether it be high-performance sport at the Olympics or World Cup or the development of sport in the community, sport, exercise and physical activity are becoming increasingly important in the modern world.  This degree prepares graduates for management careers in sports. It focuses on the skills required to manage sporting facilities, including: financial, human resource, sporting expertise, marketing and service operations. The course is designed to give you an understanding of the management, social and practical skills required in the rapidly-growing sports industry.

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, as well as being 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.

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 assessment 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.

Entry routes

Please note: No admission to Year 2 of this course is available in September 2014.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Higher ABB; A Level CDD; ILC (H) ABB; BTEC Extended Diploma MMP  
Essential subjects: None

English and Maths: English and Maths: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths in any of the following: SQA Standard Grade 1-3, National 5 grade A-C, Intermediate 2 grade A-B, GCSE grade A-C.

Advanced entry (year 3 / 4)
Entry is possible for suitably qualified and experienced applicants. All candidates for year 3 / 4 entry will be interviewed to assess their suitability for entrance at this level.

  • Criminal record check required

Additional costs: small charge for some external awards, e.g. NGB Awards, First Aid Certificates etc.

Overseas/EU
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here

Alternative Qualifications
Applications are generally assessed on the basis of standard school leaving qualifications such as SQA Highers or GCE A Levels. For those with alternative qualifications, consideration is given to professional qualifications or other forms of formal academic learning as well as experience gained that could provide evidence of ability to benefit from a particular course.

The successful completion of approved access courses such as the University's AHEAD programme, or those offered by further education colleges (such as those offered by Dundee College in association with the universities of Abertay, Dundee and St Andrews) provides significant evidence of ability to benefit from study at Abertay.

In addition, all applicants will be required to satisfy a Disclosure Scotland check.

For further advice please use our Ask a Question section.

Course content

Year 2
Module Code
Module Title
Core/Option
Semester
Credits
 
AC0823A
Analysing Organisational Performance
Core
Semester 1
15
SL0802A
Contexts in Sport 2
Core
Semester 1 through 2
30
MK0801A
Exploring the Marketing Mix
Core
Semester 2
15
SL0801A
Introduction to Research Methods
Core
Semester 1 through 2
30
MT0822A
Managing Organisational Performance
Core
Semester 1
15
MT0829A
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Option
Semester 2
15
MT0830A
Managing Projects
Option
Semester 2
15
 


Year 3
Module Code
Module Title
Core/Option
Semester
Credits
 
SL0989A
Managing Sports Development
Core
Semester 1
15
MT0927A
Operations Management
Core
Semester 2
15
MT0913A
Organisations and Transformation
Core
Semester 1
15
MT0935A
Recruitment, Selection and Talent Management
Core
Semester 2
15
SL0999A
Research Methods
Core
Semester 1 through 2
15
MT0928A
The Role of Human Resource Management
Core
Semester 1
15
SL0998A
Work Based Learning 1
Core
Semester 1 through 2
15
SL0991A
Motor Control & Skill Acquisition
Option
Semester 2
15
SL0997A
The Coaching Process
Option
Semester 2
15
 


Year 4
Module Code
Module Title
Core/Option
Semester
Credits
 
SL1091A
Community Sports Development
Core
Semester 2
15
MT1023A
Managing Performance
Core
Semester 1
15
SL1099A
Sports Project
Core
Semester 1 through 2
45
SL1090A
Strategic Management of Sports
Core
Semester 2
15
SL1098A
Work Based Learning 2
Core
Semester 1 through 2
15
MT1025A
Human Resource Development
Option
Semester 1
15
MT1005A
International Management:Skills and Challenges
Option
Semester 1
15
 


Information on course structures and modules is drawn from 2013/4 data and may be subject to change without prior notification. Students who are registering with us will be provided with the up to date information on their course structure in order to allow them to register on the appropriate modules

More info

Your future
There is a need for highly skilled managers who understand both the sport and management skills required within sporting facilities and sports businesses. It is anticipated that a range of career possibilities will be available to you: activity co-ordinator, sports development officer, sport and leisure manager, sports business manager, lecturer or researcher, or management trainee. The transferrable skills gained will also enable you to take up graduate careers in organisations such as the police force, fire service, armed forces and teaching. Employability attributes are developed through aspects of the programme such as the work placements, Personal Development Portfolios and the use of guest speakers from industry.

Want to know more?

Contact:  Eilidh Macrae

Tel:  +44 (0) 1382 308015

Email:  shs@abertay.ac.uk

Fees & Scholarships

Fee Category Tuition Fees
Scholarships & Bursaries
Scottish and other EU students

Current fees

Other forms of support
English, Welsh and Northern Irish
students

Current fees

Bursaries & Scholarships
Overseas (non EU) students

Current fees

Overseas Scholarships

Fees shown are payable annually, and may be subject to increase each year.


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