Please note that the course title, structure and typical modules may change following re-evaluation this year.This course, taught jointly by the Brunel Business School and School of Sport and Education, combines a knowledge and understanding of some of the principal aspects of business and management and a variety of sport sciences disciplines.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff: 350 pointsGCE A and AS-level Tariff points normally either 300 points from 3 A-levels or 350 points from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification. (Typical offer BBB, including a science or social science subject or PE, plus a B in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Business, Administration and Finance, including an A-Level for Additional and Specialist Learning, or in Public Services, including an A-level in a business-related or science subjectIrish Tariff points from 5 subjectsScottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 HigherIB Diploma 33 pointsBTEC ND DDD in a business-related subjectAccess Applicants offering Access courses in Business or a Business-related subject are considered on an individual basisCourse AimsThis course, taught jointly by the Brunel Business School and School of Sport and Education, aims to combine a knowledge and understanding of some of the principal aspects of business and management and a variety of sport sciences disciplines.Course ContentThe Joint honours course in Business and Management and Sport Sciences aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of some of the principal aspects of business and management combined with an understanding of a range of sport sciences disciplines. This should prepare you for a career in sports management, marketing or a related area.
After completion of 60 Level 1 credits in sport sciences and 60 Level 1 credits in business and management, you take a combination of modules at Levels 2 and 3 to complete 360 credits over the three-year degree (NB You must complete at least 160 credits in each subject).Typical ModulesLevel 1Principles and Practice of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
Introduction to Management Enquiry
Sociology of Sport
The Psychology of Personal Development and Sport
Coaching and Management of SportLevel 2Marketing Communications
Managing Change and Creativity in Organisations
Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions
Sport and International Development
The Principle of Coaching EffectivenessLevel 3 coreIssues and Controversies in Management Project (or Marketing Project)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures
Sport, Globalisation and International PoliticsLevel 3 optionalany two from the four specified below:Gender and Organisations
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Critical Issues in Youth Sport Work
Sport, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Teaching and LearningHow will we maximise your learning?
Throughout your time as a student there will be a strong emphasis on active and independent learning.
The development of independent study skills is facilitated through, for example, set reading, student-led seminars, group tasks and presentations, laboratory work, self-testing, and culminates in the writing of the final year dissertation.
In order to maximise your learning opportunities, we are committed to providing you with access to high quality resources (including those designed for students with special needs) and the best possible learning environment.
We will introduce you to the services provided by the Library and by the Computer Centre as part of your induction programme and give you a library card, username and password allowing you unlimited access throughout your period of study to the library resources, the University intranet, email and the World Wide Web.How will we teach you?Teaching excellence is given a very high priority. Our teaching is enhanced by staff scholarship, research and involvement in sport performance and with national/international agencies and organisations.
We constantly review our teaching methods in response to students' mid-module and end-of-module feedback. Developing innovative learning and teaching methods, including 'virtual laboratories' and use of the Internet is an ongoing process.LecturesLectures take place in a relatively formal setting. They aim to impart information and provide you with a framework and the stimulation for independent study. You are encouraged to take notes to maximise this learning opportunity.SeminarsSeminars are an integral part of the teaching process in sport sciences and are where lecture material is examined in more detail, or theoretical concepts and/or data are analysed and discussed in small groups. They give you the opportunity to engage with members of staff and other students to a greater extent than is possible in a lecture setting.TutorialsAll our members of academic staff have published office hours during which time they are available to discuss academic matters relating to specific modules. Individual or small group tutorials are integral to a specific module, eg, the dissertation module.PracticalsPractical classes are designed to give you hands-on experience of some of the experimental techniques relevant to particular sport sciences disciplines. They often give you the opportunity to use laboratory and field equipment while working with human subjects in order to collect, analyse, interpret, and present your results in an appropriate format.
Importantly, there are sport performance-based classes, where the emphasis is on linking theory with practice.Computer-assisted sessionsComputer-assisted sessions are used to teach quantitative data analysis methods during which you will be given the chance to practise analytical methods in a computer laboratory, equipped with sufficient terminals to allow everyone hands-on experience.
Many of the laboratory practical sessions in physiology and biomechanics also incorporate the use of information technology in data collection, analysis and computer simulation.How will we assess your progress?Your progress will be assessed in a variety of ways. Assessment procedures include individual and group project work, essays, case studies, oral presentations, practical vivas, laboratory report writing and computer-based tests.
End-of-term formal written examinations frequently form at least part of the assessment of a module and may include a number of elements, for example, multiple choice, written essays, short answer and data analysis questions.How will we support and guide you?Should you choose to study at Brunel you will be guided and supported from the admissions stage onwards. On entry to the University you will be given a personal tutor who is available to give advice about any matter within their capacity.
They can also point you in the right direction should you need more specialist help, for example, counselling, medical treatment, dyslexia support. The tutor-student relationship normally lasts the whole of the three-year period of your degree course.
Hence on completing your degree and entering the world of work, there will be a member of staff ideally placed to write you an academic and character reference.AssessmentEach subject employs a range of assessment methods, including course work, individual projects, oral presentations, group projects, written examinations and practicals.
Practicals include sports lab work and your performance on the field of play. Emphasis is placed on active involvement in learning.