UCAS code: N230
Duration: 4 years
School: Education, The Moray House School of
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Sport & Recreation Management is an expanding global business.
This unique programme is highly regarded by the sports industry. It prepares you for a career in the growing sport and recreation industry and the University's strong links with a wide range of major sports organisations, provide you with excellent placement opportunities. You will develop an understanding of the value and purpose of sport in society, understand the social, cultural and economic importance of sport and study contemporary issues in sport.
This academically rigorous programme views the world of sport from many social science perspectives and focuses on the business of sport as well as the importance of community sport and international development through sport.
You will study Sport Management, including the principles of management, applied to sport case studies, human resources, organisation behaviour and team management. In Sport and Society you will study contemporary social and cultural issues in sport, including key ideas in the sociology of sport and the history and development of sport. Trends in sport participation and provision, policies and practices of sport in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors are evaluated.
Courses include Operations Management of Facilities, Sports Marketing, Events and Sponsorship. You will complete an eight-week, research-based placement within a leading sports organisation. You will develop skills in presentations, report writing, and, using case study approaches, develop an understanding of how management works in the real world of sport.
You will examine and apply theoretical models of strategic planning and management, sport development, sport ethics and governance and advanced research methods. You will also explore socio-cultural theories, social policies, sport politics, and sport and communication.
You will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also study sport management in a global context, contemporary issues in international sport management and development, sport history and sport and the media.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
The majority of teaching will take place within the School of Education at the centrally located Moray House site. The School provides its own IT labs and library, but you can also access all the University's computer facilities and libraries.
Students have a compulsory placement course in Year 2 that provides an invaluable opportunity for work-based learning, enabling you to further your understanding of sport management in practice and enhance your employability.
Placements have previously been with a wide range of organisations in the UK and Scotland, such as sport clubs, health and fitness clubs, football clubs (for example Manchester United), golf courses (for example Gleneagles), sports marketing and media companies (for example Sky Sports, IMG, The Scotsman), governing bodies of sport (for example sportscotland, Scottish Hockey, SFA, Basketball Scotland, RFU, SRU) and local authority sports services, such as Edinburgh Leisure.
It is possible to study abroad in Year 3 in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and in a number of European universities.
You will be taught by a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits, practical work and laboratory-based experimental work and seminars.
You will be assessed through written examinations and a wide range of coursework including but not limited to assignments, presentations, posters, web pages, reports and laboratory work. Coursework includes both individual and group work.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for sport marketing companies, sport tourism and events management, national sporting bodies, local authorities, health and fitness clubs, sport and leisure complexes and media companies. Some students have started their own businesses whilst others have gone onto further study as well as joining graduate management schemes.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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