The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Youth Sport

Why choose this course?

Street GamesThis exciting new degree, a BA (Hons) Youth Sport, explores the political, social, cultural and economic factors relating to youth sport at both national and global levels. You will develop practical skills relevant to promoting and developing youth sport, including developing sport leadership. You will have the chance to organise and run events relating to youth sport. This will include opportunities for working in conjunction with local employer partners.

This course will employ a range of interactive teaching methods including understanding of youth sport culture through participation and analysis of alternative sports such as parkour and ultimate Frisbee; this will be set within a context of developing an understanding of positive youth development.

Additionally, in recognition of the contexts in which youth sport occurs, you will have the opportunity to study a number of complementary physical education related modules. Other modules will allow students to work with external partners to evaluate youth sport strategy and initiatives. A placement module will allow you to gain employment skills and gain confidence within a ‘real-world’ experience.

What happens on the course?

The BA (Hons) in Youth Sport explores the political, social, cultural and economic factors relating to youth sport at both national and global levels. Modules develop practical skills relevant to promoting and developing youth sport and in recognition of the contexts in which broader youth sport occurs, students are able to study a number of complementary related areas such as Physical Education. Other modules within the course will allow students to work with external partners to organise and run events and evaluate youth sport strategy and initiatives. To apply the knowledge gained, a placement module allows students to gain employment skills and gain confidence and experience within a ‘real-world’ setting.

You will develop practical skills relevant to promoting and developing youth sport, including developing sport leadership. You will have the chance to organise and run events relating to youth sport, including opportunities for working in conjunction with local employer partners.

A range of interactive teaching methods are set within the context of developing your understanding of positive youth development, including your understanding of youth sport culture through participation and analysis of alternative sports such as parkour and ultimate Frisbee.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study a number of complementary physical education related modules. Other modules will allow you to work with external partners to evaluate youth sport strategy and initiatives. A placement module allows you to gain employment skills and gain confidence within a ‘real-world’ experience.

Career path

As a graduate of this course, you will be equipped to work in sport, physical activity and educational settings, such as the sports development industry, sport governing bodies, clubs, organisations, schools, research centres, and academic institutions.

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • 240 points including a minimum of 180 points from any two full 6-unit awards or one full 12-unit award.

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323135

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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