University of Northampton

Sports Business courses

University of Northampton

Sports Studies And Business (joint Honours) BA (hons)

About this course

This Joint Honours course provides you with a integrated way of studying across two departments in a comprehensive and interesting manner. The core subjects provide a well rounded knowledge in both Business and Sports Studies, there is a strong emphasis on the application of theories and concepts to practical issues such as increasing sport participation, managing facilities generating income and marketing.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course Details

The Joint Honours are flexible and can be easily, after first year, tailored to your interests. This means you can study a personalised degree tailored to you. There is a optional placement year.

You will be introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both Sport and Business and are encouraged to consider how generic business principles, theories and concepts can be applied to sport organisations, particularly at the grassroots level of sport.

The structure of the course means that you can develop your areas of interest by appropriate selection of modules.  You can start the first year with an even split of modules between the two subjects and you can specialise in either subject as your own knowledge and interests develop in years two and three.

You are encouraged to gain voluntary work experience alongside your studies to develop your own skills and improve your chances of employment on graduation. The optional placement year is available for those who are keen to pursue a full time internship during their studies. Many students have obtained permanent work at the organisations they have worked for. Help and advice is provided from our dedicated Centre for Enterprise and Employability.

Methods of Learning

For this programme taught study would be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend students spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.


Three years full-time, with the option of a placement year. Part-time study is available.


A variety of assessment strategies is used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. The course is assessed in a number of ways through individual or group presentations, individual written assignments, coursework, reports and examinations.


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Duration : 3 or 4 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
₹ 1,125,000
£ 12,500
Total :
₹ 1,125,000
£ 12,500
Course eligibility

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. You are normally expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above, or an approved equivalent. In addition, you are expected to have studied a physical education, sports science or related science subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

IELTS : 6.0
PTE : 0

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