This programme has been designed in conjunction with local employers and national accreditation agencies to equip you with the core skills required to achieve management positions in the sports industry. The programme supports you in developing your skills in sports management, leadership and financial accounting, alongside building your contextual knowledge of sport in contemporary society.
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On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
This module introduces research methods in health and science. This is the first of two research methods, and students will study the fundamental concepts in research. On completion of the module, students will appreciate ethical considerations in research, and will have undertaken basic qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Students will then communicate their findings, presenting qualitative and quantitative data in the appropriate manner.
Students will undertake a professional development pre-placement programme which will include developing interpersonal skills, team working, personal career planning and networking with peers and employers. The detailed nature of the placement will be the subject of a learning agreement between the student, the 'host' organisation or project, and the university.
Students will complete a critically reflective report based on their experience in the workplace, detailing appraisals and skills developed along with details of projects students have been involved in.
Identify principles of effective interpersonal relationships and team-working; demonstrate knowledge of professional skills; reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses, and understand appraisal schemes in employment; evaluate and reflect on the contribution made through voluntary activity, and demonstrate understanding of the limits of knowledge and skills in this context; and demonstrate and reflect on the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of modern sport, the modern state and nationalism; question and evaluate a number of issues in contemporary sport in the context of 'hallmark' ('mega') events, utilising a variety of approaches; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between sport, politics, culture and society; and conduct an investigation and offer analysis of sport in a social setting.
In this module, students have the opportunity to work with an employer to complete a significant project within the work setting. During the module students will:
Develop and negotiate learning outcomes and assessment modes that provide the flexibility for students to apply theoretical understanding and practical work-based development to a chosen work-based context.
Enhance students' personal effective working relationships as part of the team working for the organisation/agency concerned.
Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate data/information and research, constructing an informed argument and presenting students' findings appropriately.
will be expected to negotiate a project with their employer or prior placement
provider organisation that meets the needs of both the employer and Leeds
The individual student will negotiate with a tutor a topic for research reflecting personal interest and areas, or approaches, previously introduced in the programme.
This will include original research and data collection and will involve the use of techniques such as case studies, dietary surveys, laboratory work, interviews and surveys.
Students may undertake a discipline-based, or professionally focused, study, e.g. developing and testing a marketing initiative, a nutritional behaviour change programme, or an educational intervention.
Students will be required to comment on the significance of their results in relation to the work of other researchers and communicate their findings coherently.
The substantive content is broadly divided into four themes:
1) Strategy in Sport: deliberate and emergent strategy; change management.
2) Strategic Analysis: reacting to the external environment; PESTLE analysis.
3) Strategic Formulation: decision-making; values; competitive advantage.
4) Strategic Implementation: reviewing strategy; leadership styles.
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes. The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
#expand#Undergraduates on the Sport Management degree programme are taught by academic staff with relevant academic and professional credentials and modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and small group seminars as well as practical "hands-on" sessions.The programme is aimed at developing students' skills in three broad areas: vocational practice; professional skills and further applied sport management knowledge.On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Professional Development and Placement modules, which include six-week work placements in the summer terms of Level 4 and Level 5. Sport Management students have the opportunity to gain work experience in key sport sectors and a broad range of sport management roles in relevant organisations. Before their work placements, students are fully prepared and briefed and afterwards, they are encouraged to reflect on the experience. Our professional work placements are a pivotal part of the degree programme and invariably help students to find their first job after graduation.The programme has been designed closely with employers and contains a significant degree of opportunity for students to develop the skills required to work in the sport management industry. Core modules include Financial Management and Human Resources Management, with the option to take further Leadership and Management modules in Levels 5 and 6.In addition, at Levels 4 & 5, all students undertake a 20-credit Research Methods module and a further 40-credit Dissertation, which will involve the negotiation of a detailed special project, which is approved by academic staff at Leeds Trinity. In addition to the development of vocational experience and professional skills, students are provided with a range of modules involving sport management, event management and academic modules which seek to locate the growing trends in British and Global sport. All of these module options are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and to showcase their understanding.All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers throughout their degree and the contacts made during their work placements. Students also have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering, all of which provide the chance for students to build up their skills and CV in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace. Extensive use is made of Moodle on this degree programme, the Leeds Trinity Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support 24/7 learning and to provide access to e learning resources both on and off-campus.
Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.
Tuition fees cost £11,000 per year for this course starting in 2016-17. This means the tuition you pay in your first year will be the same for each year of your course. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
My name is Dr Paul Salisbury and I currently lead the Sport Management provision here at Leeds Trinity. I have a background in the sports industry and my current research is based on the social aspects of sport. As well as taking the lead on the programme, I also teach modules including ‘Global Sport’ and ‘Sport and Society’.
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BA (Hons) Sport Management degree course is aimed at those students who wish to work in the sports industry in management positions. It provides you with the core skills to be a good manager, whilst retaining a sports focus. At the heart of the degree are the opportunities to develop your professional experience through two professional work placements.
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Graduates can go on to work in the private sector within the sports industry and sports national governing bodies. Management and leadership professions are also an option, as well as setting up your own business or going onto further study.
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