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BA (Hons)
Sport Business Management

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Pursue a career in sports business management by gaining an understanding the economic, legal, and media issues around sport.

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Our students have gone on to work for organisations including Virgin Active, the Rugby Football League, the Badminton World Federation, Abercrombie and Fitch, Warner Leisure Hotels and British Cycling.
Entry requirements
180 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 180 points required. (Minimum of 120 from 2 A Levels or equivalent excluding General Studies).
Additional Requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 60 credits. Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Students
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
UCAS Tariff Points: 180 points required. (Minimum of 120 from 2 A Levels or equivalent excluding General Studies).
Additional Requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 60 credits. Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
280 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 280 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Students
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
UCAS Tariff Points:280 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Emma Haworth

Careers

Emma Haworth
Sponsorship Account Executive, Rugby Football League in
Leeds

BA (Hons) Sport Marketing

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Doing a sports marketing work placement as part of my degree was such a positive and invaluable experience; it really boosted my confidence when applying for a job with the Rugby Football League. I was offered the position before I even graduated!

We focus on developing your employability skills and helping you achieve your career goals. We will provide support and advice so you make the right career choice and help you create an e-portfolio which will impress future employers. Our students have gained successful management positions in sport business and leisure organisations including National Governing Bodies, professional sport clubs, marketing and PR companies.

  • Leisure Club Manager
  • Sport Development Officer
  • Stadium Manager
  • Sports Marketing Executive
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Sports Business Personal, Professional and Management Skills

Introductory Sport Marketing

Structure and Governance in Sport and Leisure

Sociological and Cultural Aspects of Sport and Leisure

Business Enterprise Planning for Sport Organisations

International Sports Events

Strategic Management Theory in Sport Business

Managing People in Sport Businesses

Researching for Sports Business and Sports Marketing

Sports Economics and Finance

Work Based Learning

Sport Event Management

Sport Sponsorship

Marketing Communications in Leisure and Sport

Sport, Leisure and Equity

Mass Media

Football Studies

Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Adaptive Analysis

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Adaptive Adventure

Legal Aspects of Sports Business

Continuing Personal and Professional Development

Organisational Development for Sport Business

Globalisation and Internationalisation of Sport Business Management

Major Independent Study (40 credits)

Sports Events in Action

Strategic Practice in the Community

Sport and Law; Doping and Violence

Sport and Leisure Identities

Media and Cultural Industries

Strategic Marketing

Sport Branding

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Residential

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Journeying

We work closely with organisations such as Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos and the Rugby Football League who have offered full-time employment to many of our students following their work placements. There are also opportunities to volunteer at major global sporting events - previous events have included the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics and the Paralympics.

See an example of students engaging with local business with this video of Hannah Molley who did her placement with the Rugby Football League. Following this, RFL offered Hannah a full-time position with the club.

You'll have the chance to travel and study abroad through our exchange programme with partner universities in Australia, America, Canada and Europe.

Each year we host an employability fair where you will be able to speak directly with future employers from major leading organisations from the world of sports business. It is a chance to get your foot in the door early and know about all the job opportunities available whether it is for your placement or after you leave university.

Along with our employability fair, we also hold regular career sessions providing you with support with developing your CV, writing cover letters to employers and interview practice and those all important essential tips to get you ahead in the job market.

We believe it is of paramount importance to continually communicate and motivate our students. With this in mind we use various types of social and interactive online media to encourage you to actively engage and focus on your studies by using Facebook, podcasts, video streaming and e-portfolios.

SPORT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. We have numerous opportunities with organisations such as West Yorkshire Sport, Kirklees Active Leisure, the Rugby Football League, Leeds City Council and Camp Leaders USA. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV!

SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

We're passionate about sport and at our University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

  • Dr Annette Stride
    Sport Business ManagementDr Annette Stride
    Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport

    Our degree is ideal if you know you want to work in the sport and leisure business, but are as yet unsure about the type of job you would like. We provide a broad base of knowledge as well as offering the opportunity to specialise in areas such as events management, sports marketing, sports agency management and facility management.

  • Annette's career has taken her from working in sports and leisure organisations to leading the Department for Sport, Recreation and Public Services at Bradford College. Annette joined Leeds Beckett in 2009 and has completed her PhD exploring the PE and physical activity experiences ofSouth Asian, Muslim girls.
    Life in Leeds
    Life in Leeds
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Libraries
    Libraries

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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