3-year full-time; 6-year part-time; 4-year full-time with placement; 7-year part-time with placement
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About the course
Sport Sciences at Brunel University London are currently ranked second in London (The Complete University Guide 2017). As a Brunel student, you will enjoy research-led teaching of the highest quality; quality that will stand you in good stead in your future employment. Our great location in London, plus our strong links with sports personnel, organisations and institutions at local, regional, national and international levels, enables us to offer our students considerable opportunities for career progression.
Sport development involves learning how to plan, manage, deliver and evaluate sport programmes and events that will enable and encourage individuals to take part in sport – from grassroots to elite levels. Our sport development programme includes modules on delivering sport, young people’s sport experiences, event management, and sporting communications.
In addition to acquiring academic skills and knowledge, our students engage in a number of learning opportunities that focus on the development of career-related skills such as: video production, planning and delivering a sport event in the community, grant-writing, using digital technology and social media, presentations, group work, and independent research. Students on our sport development programme learn from staff who are actively engaged in sport development work. For example, we currently have projects with the IOC, UNICEF, SportEngland, the Football Association, Street League, and UK sport. In addition, we provides students with opportunities to gain work experience through placements.
Please note: you only have to decide on your pathway at the beginning of your second year.
Sport development is a degree for students who are passionate about sport and want to learn how to create and deliver high quality sporting opportunities and events for diverse populations.
It is an ideal time to study sport development as there is increasing recognition of the many ways that participation in sport contributes to lifelong health and well-being. Our sport development programme helps you develop skills such as communication, leadership, and resourcefulness that are required for success in this exciting industry.
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