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BA (Hons) Sport Management with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree. (HESA, 2016)

Our BA (Hons) Sport Management degree was the first sport management degree in the country to guarantee every student a work placement within a professional sport business organisation from stage one through national and international partnerships.

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the honours degree programme, you can choose to start at foundation year stage
  • Gain experience of working within the sport business industry through placements at Derby County Football Club and other sport businesses to prepare you for a successful management position in the sport business world
  • Gain hands-on experience in organising large events, like Championship football matches, cricket matches, ½ marathons and National Badminton League matches
  • Gain management, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills through classroom learning and work placements at Derby County Football Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby Velodrome, Sporting Futures and more
  • Develop employablility skills and knowledge in marketing, media and PR, international sport, finance, strategy, events, and operations. 


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