Sports events have the power to inspire and unite communities. Take a look behind the scenes at the UK’s multi-billion pound industry, for a glimpse into the world of a sports event professional.

This immersive degree programme will open your eyes to the challenges and opportunities of hosting major sporting events that leave a lasting legacy on communities.

What will you learn? ×

Learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate successful and profitable sports events and effectively engage with all stakeholders including athletes, media, sponsors and spectators.

Manchester is a global destination for many national and international sporting events, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to put your newly acquired skills into practice. You’ll benefit from our network of business connections, with opportunities to work on live projects with our industry partners.

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • be resourceful, resilient and an effective communicator
  • Gain a broad-based education in Sports Event Management.
  • Develop a combination of sound theoretical and practical skills necessary to start your career.
  • Enjoy placement opportunities and engage with leading agencies.
How will you learn it? ×

Through theory-based learning and practical experience, you’ll develop a range of interdisciplinary skills such as marketing, budget planning, workforce management, logistics, health and safety and law, that will prepare you to launch a career in the events industry or another related sector. 

This Sports Event Management course will give you the theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, as well as opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Assessments will include individual and group work which is undertaken and submitted, in a range of relevant formats, as coursework in-module. These will include essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessment.

Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our character and personal development curriculum, personal development coaching and industry experiences.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Skills you will master ×

We’ll help you build practical skills that will see you graduate ready for the world of work. These include: 

  • Communication skills in multiple written and oral formats, such as board briefings, analyst presentations and written reports.
  • The confidence to shine when giving client presentations.
  • Emotional and social intelligence.
  • Great people skills, and the ability to bring the figures to life for less numerate colleagues.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Writing – from essays to projects.
  • Self-motivation and project management.
When can I start? ×

You can start this course in September, November or January.

Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Course Duration
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
104 UCAS Points
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Year 1 - Level 4 modules

  • Introduction to Sports Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Sports Events Management
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Events Planning and Production
  • Introduction to Character and Personal Development (Business and Management)

Year 2 - Level 5 modules

  • Managing the Events Workforce
  • Professional Events Practice
  • Events Legislation and Law
  • Sponsorship and Funding in Sports Events
  • Building Character and Personal Development (Business and Management)

Year 3 - Level 6 modules

  • Strategic Management for Events Organisations 
  • Responsible Events Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Project
  • Advanced Character and Personal Development (Business and Management)


UCAS Points: 104

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

BTEC Diploma: D*D. 

Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.

A levels: BCC.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.

IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.

GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.


What do I need to pay for? 


If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

How much are tuition fees? 


The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £9,250 per academic year.

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.

How do I apply for a student loan? 


You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance

Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.

When do I pay this back? 


Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £26,575 - how much you pay depends on your salary.

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 


Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 

I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 


The cost for international students wanting to study at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £14,466*. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.

*Fees are subject to annual change. 

Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 


Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.