Do you have what it takes to inspire and transform people's lives through sport?
This course is designed for those individuals who wish to work in the sport development industry, planning, marketing, delivering and evaluating sport initiatives to groups such as women and girls, people with a disability and young people. With a range of opportunities to work alongside external organisations, you will be provided with the chance to network as well as gain skills highly valued by employers.
Upon completion of your studies, you will be prepared to enter employment within national organisations such as governing bodies of sport and Sport England, or within more local community sport based settings. With issues such as inactivity, crime and anti-social behaviour and obesity on the increase within our society, sport development is a viable and exciting sector for employment where you can make a real difference.
You will learn how to deliver sport and exercise based sessions to different client groups, and develop a range of skills linked specifically to the sports industry, including organising events and evaluating sport development initiatives. You will develop practical leadership and coaching skills that you will put into practice during sport events organised by the university. A placement module will also allow you to gain employment skills within a ‘real-world’ setting of your choice.
As a student on this course, you will be a member of the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport. This gives you a range of exciting benefits/opportunities. Here are just a few:
"The BA (Hons) Sport Culture, Media and Development degree has helped me develop an exceptional understanding of Sport as a whole. I have always enjoyed sport, however this degree has helped me develop my understanding further around the delivery of sports sessions, key concepts relating to the sport industry, looking at issues around youth sport and tackling real life issues including running sport initiatives for diverse populations. This degree has taught me the foundations of sport, the journey sport has taken into the modern day, the role of the media in influencing the globalisation of sport and looking at sport in society and the cross cutting factors which either benefit or hinder sport.
This degree has developed my knowledge around running a sport event which was a phenomenal experience which has developed my abilities in a number of ways. I had the opportunity to apply for a real pot of money in order to fund and manage a real life event. We devised a presentation and delivered this to real life sport industry experts in order to receive the funding that we needed. As part of this module I experienced a real life scenario which has enhanced my time management, communication and presenting skills. More importantly I learned what it actually takes to run a real life sports event. This degree has really pushed me to go above and beyond and challenge myself. It has allowed me to build networking opportunities, as this degree provides collaboration with real sport industry professionals.
The BA Hons degree provides students with the complete package. I feel that I am able to pursue various careers within sport after successful completion of my degree, I am very confident that I would have developed an array of skills which would benefit my development. Studying at the University of Wolverhampton I can honestly say has shaped me as an individual, to go on and be a success in the future, what a great investment”
This course will equip you to work in sport, physical activity and educational settings, such as the sport development industry, sport governing bodies, clubs, organisations, schools, research centres, and academic institutions.
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.
|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 2016/7. 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