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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.

Course structure

Course Benefits

  • Designed alongside national accreditation bodies in order to meet the needs of the sports industry.
  • Contains a significant level of applied industry experience.
  • Graduates will leave with the relevant skills to achieve management positions in sport.
  • You have the opportunity to study abroad.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

Our Sport Management degree supports you in developing your skills in sports management, leadership and nancial accounting, alongside building your contextual knowledge of sport in contemporary society.

Several existing programmes (at other universities) labelled as ‘Sport Management’ offer predominantly management and business degrees with a token acknowledgement of ‘sport’, whereas this course focuses on the specific management of sport.

The course has been aligned with the requirements of industry to enhance your employment opportunities upon the completion of your studies.

Read our full course terms and co​nditions

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: Business Economics; Management and Organisational Behaviour; Sport in the UK; Global Sport; Sociology of Sport; Event Management; Business and Management Strategy; International Management; Sport and Society; Leisure Management; Strategy in Sport Management.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM5412 - Financial Management
  • BMM5422 - Legal Issues for Management
  • BMM5552 - People Management
  • SHL5362 - Global Sport
  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5182 - Sociology of Sport
  • SHN5242 - Event Management

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6422 - Business and Management Strategy
  • BMM6472 - International Management
  • BMM6482 - Leadership
  • BMM6552 - Financial Reporting
  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6262 - Sport and Society
  • SHN6322 - Leisure Management
  • SHN6332 - Strategy in Sport Management

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.  

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.

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Assessments tailored to this programme include individual and group presentations as well as programme work reports, research projects and more traditional seen and unseen exam papers.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

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.​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
  • There is the opportunity ​to study abroad​ which will incur additional costs. This would be discussed on an individual basis.

Paul Salisbury

​​​​​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’.​


Academic staff profiles

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.

Relevant research outputs

Relevant research activities

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Kirsten was excellent at following instructions. Very good at asking questions if unsure about any task. Very organised and very punctual. We feel Kirsten would be a good asset to anybody's team (hopefully ours).

Sam Rowland

Quality Systems Administrator and Technical Manager at Symingtons

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

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

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport Management and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity. 

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes. ​
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Our campus


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​2nd in the UK​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide.

​Work placements

We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year.

​Top 10

We're top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (according to the Guardian University Guide 2015).

Top 15%

We're ranked in the top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. ​

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