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The last entry for this course is September 2021. For 2022 entry, please visit Sport Foundation Year- UUSSDY1

The Sport Foundation Year will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to take the next step into a Sport degree at Northumbria University.

It’s a brilliant opportunity for students who are unsure of what their career in sport will look like. Students will learn about the different facets of sport, helping them to realise their ultimate career goal and choose the next step that’s right for them. Our graduates work for top organisations like Man Utd. F.C. and Nike Ireland, and we’re also the only University offering this course in North East England.

The foundation year will:

  • Provide students with academic skills required for higher level study;
  • Foster a basic understanding and knowledge of key principles and professions within sports disciplines.
  • Boost confidence in University study and life on campus.

Upon successful completion of the Sport Foundation Year, you will be able to automatically progress onto:

The last entry for this course is September 2021. For 2022 entry, please visit Sport Foundation Year- UUSSDY1

The Sport Foundation Year will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to take the next step into a Sport degree at Northumbria University.

It’s a brilliant opportunity for students who are unsure of what their career in sport will look like. Students will learn about the different facets of sport, helping them to realise their ultimate career goal and choose the next step that’s right for them. Our graduates work for top organisations like Man Utd. F.C. and Nike Ireland, and we’re also the only University offering this course in North East England.

The foundation year will:

  • Provide students with academic skills required for higher level study;
  • Foster a basic understanding and knowledge of key principles and professions within sports disciplines.
  • Boost confidence in University study and life on campus.

Upon successful completion of the Sport Foundation Year, you will be able to automatically progress onto:

Course Information

UCAS Code
C6N9

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad
1 other options available

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* This is the tuition fee for 2021/22 entry, and the maximum permitted to charge UK students as per Government Regulations. Government are yet to announce 2022/23 fees, if there is a change fees will be adjusted accordingly.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,500

International Fee in Year 1: £16,500


Scholarships for 22/23 have not yet been announced. Please keep checking for updates.

For information on the range of Scholarships offered in 21/22, visit the funding pages.

 


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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

SP3000 -

Essential Skills for Studying Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module will aim to introduce you to the importance of personal and academic development skills that are essential for your programme of study. The skills developed in this module will help you to succeed in all modules on the programme. Topics such as searching for and understanding literature, learning how to be an independent student, essay writing, referencing, and presentation skills will be covered.
For assessment, you will complete a workbook, across the semester and submit this at the end of the teaching block. The workbook will be aligned to seminar and lecture activities. You will complete tasks linked to study skills that will facilitate your personal and academic development. The workbook also includes an extended writing task based on one sport related topic/issue that will be proposed by the module tutor. You will be expected to draw upon current theory and consider the impact of this issue within a sport context.

More information

SP3003 -

Sport in the Headlines (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how sport is portrayed in the media. You will consider the relationships between the media and sports stakeholders as well as the impact of sports reporting on modern society. You will examine the various forms of media communication in the sports arena and will discuss how different sports have embraced technology as a means of communication. You will focus your studies on various aspects of sport and will be introduced to theories linked to current examples of how sport is reported in the media. You will be assessed by a presentation and blog, both of which will allow you to explain and explore media issues in sport.

More information

SP3004 -

The Evolution of Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the origins of modern sports where you will plot how a range of sports have emerged and developed over time. You will examine the changes that have occurred in sports and consider why and how this occurred. Within the module you will investigate and participate in sports that may not be familiar to you and are not mainstream. You will then consider the origins of these sports and how and why they began, and, how they have become what they are today. To do this you will examine how sports have become globalised and commercialised and how fanbases develop. You will also consider the wider global appeal of these sports.

More information

SP3005 -

Volunteering in Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the theoretical and applied aspects of volunteering in sport. You will be provided with the knowledge and understanding of how sport volunteering is conceptualised in the United Kingdom. This will include the meaning and understanding of sport volunteering, who volunteers and why, the patterns of volunteering and changes over time in the U.K. You will also be provided with some contrasting perspective with how sport volunteering operates in other countries. The module will focus on the concept of the volunteer, volunteer work and the volunteer experience in sport. However, we will briefly touch on the recruitment and management of volunteers and the legacy and impact of particular types of sport volunteering i.e. for events.

More information

SP3006 -

Sport Professions (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the sports industry and the employment routes available to you following the foundation year. You will examine the skills relevant for working in this area, including leadership and organisational theories linked to career pathways and employment opportunities in sport. You will be able to reflect upon your study and career options at the end of the module. You will be assessed via a group presentation where you will consider professions within sport, and a portfolio where you will reflect on your own skills and your progress towards a chosen career pathway.

More information

SP3007 -

Sport Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to build on the knowledge and understanding you developed during semester one, through the contemporary sport issues examined in Sport in the Headlines. This module provides you with the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge, as well as be involved in key problem-solving activities to apply your knowledge. You will use this module to identify and explore key areas linked to sport, your programme of study and you will do this through a problem based learning approach. You will focus on two stages of problem based learning. Firstly, you will work within a group on a real world problem and you will learn from this, the process of the problem based learning approach. Subsequently you will complete a second phase of problem based learning individually, for your summative assessment.

The summative assessment is a 2500 word written report. This will cover one case study. Within the assessment, you will explore potential solutions to problems that may arise in the “real world” of sport. You will also complete a formative assessment that will help you to develop solutions to problems. This will be a small group presentation where you will discuss a case study provided by the academic staff team.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

SP3000 -

Essential Skills for Studying Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module will aim to introduce you to the importance of personal and academic development skills that are essential for your programme of study. The skills developed in this module will help you to succeed in all modules on the programme. Topics such as searching for and understanding literature, learning how to be an independent student, essay writing, referencing, and presentation skills will be covered.
For assessment, you will complete a workbook, across the semester and submit this at the end of the teaching block. The workbook will be aligned to seminar and lecture activities. You will complete tasks linked to study skills that will facilitate your personal and academic development. The workbook also includes an extended writing task based on one sport related topic/issue that will be proposed by the module tutor. You will be expected to draw upon current theory and consider the impact of this issue within a sport context.

More information

SP3003 -

Sport in the Headlines (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how sport is portrayed in the media. You will consider the relationships between the media and sports stakeholders as well as the impact of sports reporting on modern society. You will examine the various forms of media communication in the sports arena and will discuss how different sports have embraced technology as a means of communication. You will focus your studies on various aspects of sport and will be introduced to theories linked to current examples of how sport is reported in the media. You will be assessed by a presentation and blog, both of which will allow you to explain and explore media issues in sport.

More information

SP3004 -

The Evolution of Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the origins of modern sports where you will plot how a range of sports have emerged and developed over time. You will examine the changes that have occurred in sports and consider why and how this occurred. Within the module you will investigate and participate in sports that may not be familiar to you and are not mainstream. You will then consider the origins of these sports and how and why they began, and, how they have become what they are today. To do this you will examine how sports have become globalised and commercialised and how fanbases develop. You will also consider the wider global appeal of these sports.

More information

SP3005 -

Volunteering in Sport (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the theoretical and applied aspects of volunteering in sport. You will be provided with the knowledge and understanding of how sport volunteering is conceptualised in the United Kingdom. This will include the meaning and understanding of sport volunteering, who volunteers and why, the patterns of volunteering and changes over time in the U.K. You will also be provided with some contrasting perspective with how sport volunteering operates in other countries. The module will focus on the concept of the volunteer, volunteer work and the volunteer experience in sport. However, we will briefly touch on the recruitment and management of volunteers and the legacy and impact of particular types of sport volunteering i.e. for events.

More information

SP3006 -

Sport Professions (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for you to explore the sports industry and the employment routes available to you following the foundation year. You will examine the skills relevant for working in this area, including leadership and organisational theories linked to career pathways and employment opportunities in sport. You will be able to reflect upon your study and career options at the end of the module. You will be assessed via a group presentation where you will consider professions within sport, and a portfolio where you will reflect on your own skills and your progress towards a chosen career pathway.

More information

SP3007 -

Sport Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to build on the knowledge and understanding you developed during semester one, through the contemporary sport issues examined in Sport in the Headlines. This module provides you with the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge, as well as be involved in key problem-solving activities to apply your knowledge. You will use this module to identify and explore key areas linked to sport, your programme of study and you will do this through a problem based learning approach. You will focus on two stages of problem based learning. Firstly, you will work within a group on a real world problem and you will learn from this, the process of the problem based learning approach. Subsequently you will complete a second phase of problem based learning individually, for your summative assessment.

The summative assessment is a 2500 word written report. This will cover one case study. Within the assessment, you will explore potential solutions to problems that may arise in the “real world” of sport. You will also complete a formative assessment that will help you to develop solutions to problems. This will be a small group presentation where you will discuss a case study provided by the academic staff team.

More information

Study Options

The following alternative study options are available for this course:

Full Time

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1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad / Sep start

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Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

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