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BSc (Hons) Sports Management (Golf)

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  • UCAS Code:
    N2C6
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2018.

This course focuses on golf club management and is strongly underpinned by fundamental management and business concepts. It’s been designed to give you an excellent insight into the golfing industry and we’ve consulted extensively with many industry bodies, including the PGA, the English Golf Union and the CMAE, among others.

The golfing sector is highly competitive, with employers looking for a blend of practical experience and academic knowledge that this course provides. As well as examining sports management in relation to golf, you’ll also cover wider sporting and business issues.

Our brand new sport performance laboratories enable you to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have, and how you as a coach can use that information to better athletes or a team’s performance.

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Sport scholarships

If you’re passionate about sport and you’re a high performing sport athlete with the desire to continue developing your talents whilst you’re studying, then have a look at our BU Sport Scholarships which are available to help support you financially. Assistance provided for coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses and/or support services.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

Club Managers Association of Europe

Entry requirements:

For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. As an indication, 79% of the most popular units on this course in 2016/17 were assessed by coursework.

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Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. Therefore we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement as part of their course.

You can also choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. Possible overseas locations for the placement include Europe, notably Spain, Portugal, France and Germany, plus Australia and North America.

Our students perform very well on placement and a number of firms return to us year-on-year to source BU placement students. They work in roles such as Golf Operations Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Sales, Service & Marketing Officer, Team Leader and Golf Trainee.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Show a genuine interest in the golf industry
  • Show signs of developing into well-rounded leaders and team players
  • Want to learn about the management issues surrounding the golf industry
  • Have a passion for working with people in order to bring the best out of them
  • Are looking to develop themselves as people.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Golf is an incredibly popular sport all over the world and this degree will give you the chance to enter this growing and exciting sector at a management level either in the UK or abroad. This course teaches you general management skills, while always relating these back to the golf industry. You'll be in an excellent position to find work in golf clubs, local authorities, sports complexes, health/leisure clubs, sports-related retailing and sports event management companies, among others.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the sports sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff who will be teaching on this course, and their research activities.

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What our graduates think

Lewie Lett

The course enabled me to become more athlete-centred by learning about psychological principles and coaching techniques which will help you succeed as a coach.