SP5016 - Applied Sport Management Study

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn how to undertake an applied piece of research that is pertinent to the sport industry. You will learn why modern sport managers need to have a good understanding of why research evidence within sport management is important. You will also learn how to design a literature review. The review can be undertaking for your placement host, or a general section of the industry and will help develop your applied research skills, through analysing previous literature and formulating management recommendations

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and independent learning. The lectures will introduce you to the steps needed to undertake the review and will help you formulate a research question and literature review and the tools needed to help you achieve this. You will then be assigned an individual tutor who will guide you whilst you undertake the review. As the module is extremely applied, you will learn mainly through research/enquiry based: learning and teaching, due to the research activities you will undertake.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors during lectures and individual tutorials. In addition tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board at the University’s eLearning Portal (eLP) so that the whole group can benefit. Module tutors will use online resources and the eLP to provide support materials. Prior to summative assessment, module staff will deliver an assessment briefing session.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of applied research within sport management.
2. Demonstrate an analytical understanding of an area of sport management
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Demonstrate the ability to search, select and analyse literature available within an area of sport management
4. Demonstrate an ability to provide pertinent management recommendations based on the literature reviewed
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of global and cultural impacts within sport management

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment: Formal lectures will introduce you to key concepts, which will then be applied within the individual tutorial sessions. Feedback will be provided on your applied project proposal and also throughout the study.
Summative assessment 1: Report (3,000 words) demonstrating the ability to undertake an independent applied literature review study. (100%)
MLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Electronic feedback will be given on the script in addition to feed-forward feedback overall.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

‘Applied Sport Management Study’ aims to provide you with an understanding of how to undertake an applied piece of research that is pertinent to the sport industry. You will learn why modern sport managers need to have a good understanding of why research evidence within sport management is important. You will also learn how to design a literature review. The review can be undertaking for your placement host, or a general section of the industry and will help develop your applied research skills, through analysing previous literature and formulating management recommendationsWorking with “lecturers with applied practice and/or research experience in the field of sport management, you will mainly work “one to one” with an individual tutor who will help guide you through the process and provide feedback whilst you undertake the study. You will be taught all about the key skills and competences needed to undertake an applied research review, such insights will then help give youa strong foundation in how to find and use evidence in sport management practice and key skills for the level 6 Dissertation module where you will complete a full research project. . The content of the module will be research informed and applied and the assessment will reflect this focussing on key functions within sport management.

Course info

UCAS Code CN62

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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