Do you have the ambition and drive to be a leader in sport, leisure or recreation?

The rapidly expanding health and well-being sector needs qualified professionals who can meet the challenges facing this highly-profitable industry. 

What will you learn? ×

The importance of sport, exercise and well-being is now recognised not only for its positive effect on health, including the prevention of chronic diseases, but also the therapeutic effects on mental well-being.The physical activity landscape has grown significantly over the last decade, giving consumers much greater choice than ever before.

A new generation of innovative, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial business leaders are needed to meet the challenges of modern-day sport. This interdisciplinary Sport Management course, combines elements of sport, business and events in order to develop adaptable business professionals with a critical understanding of the sport and activity industry.

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

  • Gain a broad-based education in Sport Management.
  • Develop a combination of sound theoretical and practical skills necessary to start your career.
  • Enjoy placement opportunities and engage with leading brands.
How will you learn it? ×

Combining theory and practice, you’ll explore strategies for implementing community-level sport as well as developing appropriate structures and environments for high-performing athletes competing in elite sport. You’ll acquire skills in marketing, operational management and strategic leadership as well as an in-depth understanding of policy development, law and ethics and sports governance.

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have 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.
Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Also available in 2021/22 Entry
Course Duration
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
104 UCAS Points
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Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.


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The best way to get a taste of what life will be like at UA92 is to join us at one of our open days.



Level 4 modules

  • Management and Organisations
  • Introduction to Sports Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Event Management

Level 5 modules

  • Sports Operations Management
  • Sports Law and Ethics
  • Sports Business Analytics
  • Sports Policy and Development

Level 6 modules

  • Project
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sports Governance
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports 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 wanting to study an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £11,100 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 an accelerated degree at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £21,699*. 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.


Students will have guest lectures from clubs such as Salford City FC to understand the role of business practice in sports organisations and input and engagement with GG Hospitality and retail giants The Trafford Centre will help develop understanding of leisure business models. Networking sessions and events will take place with sports industry contacts and placements at organisations such as Greater Sport and Trafford Leisure will be available to students in year 3 of study.   Through our partner contacts, students will learn a deep understanding of the sports industry, and the importance of health and well-being across the sector.

Further partner connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules, as students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline and give an insight into working across subject and industry boundaries.