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Sports Management

A new vocational degree that offers students a unique blend of business expertise and knowledge of the sports industry, with its global career opportunities.

Key Facts



BA (Hons) Sports Management


Degree Duration

3 years :Full-time
4 years :Full-time (If opting for an Extended Degree)


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

If you are motivated by the idea of working in the sports industry, one of the most versatile and exciting sectors in the world, then our BA Sports Management is an excellent degree choice for you.

Sport is a fast growing and dynamic global industry that brings together commercial, social and political interests. There are fantastic opportunities for graduates who have a good understanding of the sports industry to apply their management, leadership and business skills.

Students of this degree course will benefit from Roehampton’s partnerships with a range of prestigious sports organisations such as Crystal Palace FC, Fulham FC, The Lawn Tennis Association, Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, schools and coaching agencies.

This programme was designed with input from our partners in the professional sports industry. They have given us insight into what really matters in the business of sport, and we have designed a programme that reflects the skills and knowledge required of graduates who go on to become successful in that business.

Through our association with the Roehampton Business School, we will be able to equip you with business, management and marketing skills. You will then further develop and apply these skills in a number of varied and dynamic sport-related contexts. We will give you insight into the complex world of sports marketing, sponsorship and media, and explain their relationship to, for instance, eSports and other emerging markets

As such, the aim of the programme is to produce graduates who:

can demonstrate a theoretical, analytical and practical understanding of the principles that underpin the sports management sector
can demonstrate a range of skills in relevant sports-related contexts
are capable of working in interdisciplinary environments
are equipped to meet the challenges of the local, regional and national sports management industry
have developed an academic curiosity and a set of academic skills that encourages further study


Why Study this Degree

BA Sports Management at the University of Roehampton prepares you for a variety of careers within the sports industry. Our graduates may work with professional sports teams and leagues, or pursue careers in marketing, sponsorship, management and development of sport. They could equally consider management of health, fitness and sport centres. During your time with us, we will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to pursue these careers and more.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.