BSc (Hons) Sports Science Management Top Up Degree | Loughborough College

BSc (Hons) in
Applied Sports Science with Management

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This programme combines the study of sports science and management and is ideal for those individuals interested in adding breadth to their sports-based study. Studying a broad range of modules in the core sports science disciplines of physiology, psychology, and sociology and essential management subjects, including marketing, sports development and business enterprise, enable you to pursue your interests in both areas. Additionally, you will develop a multitude of skills that are academic, commercial, and vocationally sought after.

Aiming to further extend your professional knowledge and academic skills, this programme develops your expertise and prepares you for a management career in sport.

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Course Content

Renowned for our provision of high-quality teaching, your teaching staff are practised experts, industry professionals, and specialists within their field who will encourage you to become part of our diverse and exciting sporting community at the College. Your learning will include lectures, seminars, online activities, workshops, practical tasks, laboratory skills, peer-group learning and independent study. Particular attention is paid to developing generic learning and academic skills required for success in Higher Education, including becoming an independent and self-motivated learner; attributes particularly poignant for your final year.

Assessments include a range of strategies such as exams, essays, projects, presentations, and reports. Such diversity will allow you to experience various modes of academic and professional practice, developing and refining your skills in preparation for your next steps.

We have an excellent support system whereby you will meet your Academic Tutor in your first week of induction. They will work closely with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and tracking your academic progress, to ensure that you achieve your personal best.


All modules are 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

Year 1

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research and Academic Skills
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Fitness Training and Testing
  • Sociology of Sport

Year 2

  • Employability and Placement
  • Research Methods
  • Sports Development Planning & Practice
  • Marketing

Optional Modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Psychology of Sport Performance
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning

Year 3

  • Research Project (40 credits)
  • Business Enterprise
  • Strategic Management

Optional Modules:

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Issues in Health and Elite Sport
  • Physical Activity and Health

*Modules may be subject to change


  • Off-site induction and team building trips
  • Students have the opportunity to apply to present their research at the annual Student BASES Conference
  • Delegate attendance at the annual BASES conference
  • Opportunity to gain work experience placements through the Loughborough Sport Coaching and Volunteering Academy including sports science support and events management and marketing.
  • Additional funded qualifications, workshops and courses including coaching courses, first aid, safeguarding and industry recognised qualifications such as ILM.
  • Range of placements and internships during your study
  • Gain full support to develop your own business idea via the Young Enterprise Start-Up Programme.

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Mathematics(or equivalent).

96 UCAS points.

We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

UCAS code: N222


Progression Opportunities

Regular group work and research are key features of the programme where you will gain communication, teamwork, and analytical skills to enhance your transition into employment or postgraduate studies. We work with you to build your CV and consider career options throughout your programme.

Recent graduates have developed flourishing careers in business management, local authority sports development, and sports agency projects. Others gain employment both within the sports industry and beyond including graduate schemes in large organisations. Students have also progressed on to study at master’s (MSc/MA) level.

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2017

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

3 Years

Programme Costs:

  • Full Time (FT): £7,956.00

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 17/18TFK2181

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