Course details

Blend your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills. You will examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, economics, enterprise, strategy and events management, and their relationship with sport.

You will learn about the increasing professionalization of sport, investigate the requirements of governance and explore how the changing needs of the consumer have transformed it into one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Millions of pounds are spent each year on broadcasting rights, licensing and merchandising and this course has been designed so you can seize these new and exciting opportunities

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

We work closely with organizations 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.

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 employers from major leading organizations 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 the 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 sports volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. We have numerous opportunities with organizations 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 sports 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 Leeds Beckett 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 the Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme.

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff Points 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

Additional Requirements:

GCSEs:

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. 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 a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.

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 B2.

SELECTION 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 may be 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 APPLICANTS

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 recent relevant work 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 work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Job Prospects

With a focus on developing your employability skills, a new sandwich year option will enhance your experience and opportunity. We will provide you with the expertise to make a real impact in your chosen career and help you create an e-portfolio to impress future employers. Our students have set up their own companies or gained management positions in high-profile sport businesses and leisure organizations, such as Virgin Active, the RFL, British Cycling and national governing bodies. Our graduates have also secured roles at professional sports clubs. including Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Golf, and marketing and PR firms Banana Kick and Michael Page.

  • Leisure Club Manager
  • Sport Development Officer
  • Stadium Manager
  • Sports Marketing Executive

Careers Advice

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.

Modules & Learning

Year 1 core modules

  • The Sport Business Landscape
  • The Sport Consumer
  • Introduction to Sport Marketing
  • Digital Business
  • Enterprise & Research
  • Sport Finance

Year 2 core modules

  • Professional Practice in the Sport Industry
  • Strategic Management of Sport Business
  • Managing People in Sports Organisations
  • Research in Practice
  • Sport Economics

Year 2 option modules

  • Business Enterprise Planning
  • Events & Facility Management
  • Soccer & Society
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sport Broadcasting

Year 3 core modules

  • Sport Business Analytics
  • Sport Governance
  • Globalisation of Sport Business
  • Major Independent Study

Year 3 option modules

  • Sport Branding
  • Sport Events Management
  • Sport & Leisure Identities
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Digital Media for International Marketing
  • Work Placement (Sandwich degree only)

Fees & funding

UK & EU 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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.

International 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

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

Library and online resources

Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Sports Facilities

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

Gym and Sports Facilities

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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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UK & EU students: £9250. International students: £12000.
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