Sport Management (Top-up) (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
1 Years

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About Sport Management (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth


If you have an HND or Foundation degree in a subject related to sports or business and the ambition to work in sport management, you can top up your qualification to a Bachelor's degree on this BSc (Hons) Sport Management (Top-Up) degree.

You'll build your understanding of sport and its role in society across the globe and focus on strategic issues facing the sports industry. You'll develop skills and build your theoretical knowledge in areas including sports entrepreneurship, management, marketing and analytics.

You'll work on your own professional development alongside industry experts, enhancing your CV and giving you the opportunity to network with potential employers.

When you complete the course, you'll have the knowledge, understanding and practical experience for a career in sport management and related sectors.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Gain skills in marketing, strategic management, digital innovation and analytics and learn how to apply this knowledge to the sports industry
  • Have the chance to take part in research programmes run by internationally recognised sports organisations such as UEFA, the FA and the ECB
  • Boost your CV, enhance your professional network and share your sporting skill in the local community through our coaching, mentoring and volunteering scheme
  • Experience teaching that's driven by current practice and taught by lecturers who have delivered sports management schemes in the community
  • Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time management

Work experience and career planning

You'll gain insight from industry experts during the Professional Development module. This gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in the industry.

As part of this module, you'll be mentored by members of staff and complete a masterclass series (workshops with academics and industry experts) that examines topics and challenges you'll face as a sport management practitioner.

The masterclass series covers:

  • Sport Management Contexts and Methodologies for Practice
  • Marketing and Promotion of Sport
  • Strategy Development for Sport Management
  • Human Resource Management – Considerations for Practice
  • The Role of Finance in Sport
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Governance and Match Officials
  • Mental Health Awareness in Sport
  • Sport for Development
  • Current Issues in Sport Management

​What you'll study

You'll study modules worth a total of 120 credits.

Modules currently being studied:

  • Strategic Management in Sport – 20 credits
  • Marketing and Promotion of Sport – 20 credits
  • Sports Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing – 20 credits
  • Professional Development – 20 credits
  • Project – 20 credits

Programme Assessment


You'll learn through a blend of face-to-face sessions and online activities.

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one tutorials

How you're assessed 

You'll be assessed through:

  • Practical assessments
  • Client reports
  • Video submissions
  • Blog submissions
  • Infographic submissions
  • Essays
  • Portfolios
  • Presentation slides

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Student Destinations:

Sport – whether it's contributing to the economy or improving people's health – has an important role in society. Effective sport management is essential for increasing and maintaining participation in sport and physical activity for and uniting public sector, commercial and third sector organisations to achieve common goals.

Therefore, professionals with the skills and knowledge to manage sporting programmes and events effectively are in high demand.

When you graduate, you'll be suited to roles in commercial and non-commercial organisations in the sports sector in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Stadium or event operations
  • Event management
  • Product and brand management
  • Sponsorship strategy
  • Communications

You could also go into areas outside of the sports industry in roles such as PE teaching (with additional training), sports journalism and business finance.

Study options for this course

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Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent level 5 qualification at Merit or above in a Sport related subject.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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