Sport Management BSc (Hons)


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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015. The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year. Please contact Admissions for advice.

Sport is a multi-million pound industry, which is managed by a wide variety of local, national, and global organisations.

caption: BSc (Hons) Sport ManagementIn order to ensure that their resources are used effectively and efficiently, sport organisations constantly require managers with expert knowledge, skills and abilities, which you can achieve when you study sports management at Northumbria University.

At Northumbria University, our student-centred approach to teaching ensures that our Sport Management students develop a diverse knowledge base of strategic, critical and innovative transferrable skills, which are required to succeed in the sport industry.

98% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014

As part of the degree you will explore complex contemporary theoretical and practical sport management issues, which you will investigate in a real world context.

For example, in the second year of the Sports Management degree course you will apply and improve your sport management skills, as part of a nine week placement with a sport industry partner.

If you are committed, enjoy a challenge, and want to help to manage the sport industry, as a sport marketer, entrepreneur, agent, facility, media, policy, financial, or events manager, the Northumbria University Sport Management degree will help you to achieve this.

Previous Northumbria University Sport Management graduates are currently managing at the highest levels within a wide variety of local, national, and global organisations; for example, Manchester United FC, Nova International, Tottenham Hotspur FC, the International Paralympic Committee, Lucozade Sport, Nike Ireland, the Qatar Olympic Committee, Club-Football China, and numerous other high profile sports organisations.

NSS image100% of Sport Management students say that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

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FacilitiesDescribed as some of the best campus sport facilities in the country and rated Top 5 in the country by the recent Times Higher Educations Student Experience Survey 2014. We boast facilities for teaching & learning that rival any in the world. Predominantly housed in Sport Central, a new £30 million pound purpose-built sports building. 


Discover MoreNorthumbria is ranked in the top 30 for excellence in sport and exercise science research power, making it the best rated university in the North East in this discipline (REF 2014)

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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