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International/EU: £13,995 per year
This course scored 100% for overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.
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- Learn to think differently to find and apply solutions to issues in sport.
- Work with a vast array of external organisations to develop your leadership experience and knowledge of sport in real-life settings.
- Understand what it is to be a global citizen within the world of sport and expand your employability prospects as a result.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
Sport development means the ability to understand the needs of others and developing a creative, logical mind set in order to provide opportunities for sport to be successful.
How you learn
You gain vital knowledge and skills required for a professional career within sport or the wider employment sector. The course will push you to be a confident and creative communicator in addition to developing and then applying your leadership, business and research skills within a sport development setting. You will gain a Level 2 Multi-Skills Award during your first year modules which will enable you to coach for one of our many partner organisations
You learn through
- project supervision
- professional conferences
- practical classes
- field trips
- external speakers
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
Course leaders and tutors
Work placements and professional development
We offer you a six-week placement experience with major local and national partner organisations, including national governing bodies of sport, local school PE departments, local authority sport development units, County Sport Partnerships and overseas programmes in a variety of countries.
In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to apply for sport-related internships and leadership development programmes which will compliment your studies. At all times we will ensure that you have access to develop your employability skills during the 3 years that you are with us
Our staff and Careers Advisors will also provide you with support to develop a professional profile, enabling you to apply for work whilst at University and once you graduate.
You have the opportunity to take part in our annual Sport Development with Coaching Professional Development Week where you meet and talk with a range of sport industry professionals, many of whom are our alumni graduates who return to advise you on how they got their first job and what you can do to develop yourself professionally. You also have the opportunity to develop your resilience and team-building skills on an Outward Bound Day.
This course prepares you for a career in
- community development
- physical activity development
- primary schools (PE specialism)
- secondary schools (PE teacher)
- sport specific coaching
- sport law and roles within national governing bodies of sport
- disability sport development
- sport event management
- talent development
- sport charity development
- school sport development
Student success story
Six Hallam students recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity to teach football in Tanzania. We asked them to film their trip.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
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Learn more about your department
Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.
From at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:
- MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies.
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
• an approved Access to HE Diploma in a sport related subject. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at merit.'
You also need to demonstrate an ability to
• study academic subjects at degree level
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations
This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.
* GCSE English and mathematics equivalent
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Developing Physical Literacy||Credits: 20||
|Module: Marketing For Sport Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Skills For Sport Development And Coaching||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sport Coaching And Leadership||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Sport And Physical Activity Environment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Understanding Sport And Physical Activity||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Event Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Research Methods In Sport||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sport And Society||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Planning||Credits: 20|
|Module: Coaching In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Sport In Education||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Project In Sport||Credits: 40||
|Module: Sport Development And Enterprise||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sport Policy||Credits: 20||
|Module: Coaching Adult Communities||Credits: 20||
|Module: Coaching Children And Young People||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary Issues In Sport||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Sport Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Media And Major Sport Events||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)
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