Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Management (Top-Up)

Awarded by Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Collaboration between SSTC Institute and Northumbria University, Newcastle

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Management (Top Up) degree from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK is a dedicated and rigorous under-graduate sports management programme, providing high quality teaching and practical industry-based application which will prepare graduates for the exciting sports industry of today.




Formed in 1969 from the amalgamation of three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce, Northumbria University is ​a ​research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence​.

It has been awarded ​Silver​ in the UK T​eaching Excellence Framework (TEF)​ for its delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and has also been awarded the ​UK Quality Assured​, the mark of the delivery of quality education.

The Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey (2014) has shown that the University is ranked in the ​Top 25 for institutions of higher learning​. It is also ​ranked #1 for graduate start-up businesses in the UK​, based on turnover (The World University Rankings, 2019).

Specifically in the area of sport, the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS, 2018-2019) ranked Northumbria University ​10th​ out of 153 Universities and Colleges in the UK​. It is also aligned with ​major employers, such as Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while ​more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes.


The ​Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Management (Top-Up)​ is designed to enable students to appreciate and evaluate sport, as a global business, from an informed and inquisitive managerial viewpoint and to hone their skills and knowledge as a practitioner in the industry. Students have the opportunity to learn in a ​friendly, open and supportive environment​, and be equipped with the right attributes for the profession of their choice.

At every level of study, students will develop ​vocationally relevant experience and skills​; such as event management, strategic and economic planning, media management, and sport marketing. Students will also develop ​transferable skills ​in areas such as: communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.

The programme of study is designed to ​meet the distinctive needs of the sports industry​, both local as well as international, as well as preparing professionals for the industry. The programme has a ​strong focus in sport management​, incorporating real life applications and practicum opportunities to provide a practical, engaging and stimulating learning.

Aim of the programme:

  1. To produce graduates who can demonstrate a critical understanding of the processes and practices that are central to professions within sport management.
  2. To provide academically and vocationally relevant curriculum that will stimulate students to become active learners, question existing practice and develop e ective evaluative skills.
  3. To develop knowledge and skills central to the role of the aspiring sport manager.

For complete information about Northumbria University, visit ​www.northumbria.ac.uk.

Full-time:   12 months
Part-time:  12 months

Except for Media Management for Sport, all other modules in this programme are run over the entire academic year. All students, regardless of their enrolment mode (full-time or part-time) will complete a total of 120 credit value over one academic year.

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials, group discussions and projects. The programme is delivered by lecturers approved by Northumbria University.

Written assignments, class presentations, written projects, and examinations, where applicable.

  • Academic Entry Requirement:

»  Advanced Diploma in Sport Management awarded by SSTC Institute; OR

»  Relevant Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business; OR

»  Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management awarded by Nanyang Polytechnic; OR

»  Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management awarded by Republic Polytechnic; OR

»  Other equivalent qualifications subject to approval by Northumbria University

  • English Language Entry Requirement:

IELTS 6.5 (Applicable to international students whose last 1.5 years of prior education, equivalent to SSTC’s Advanced Diploma in Sport Management, was not delivered in English).

  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in sport by:

» Participation – either playing one sport beyond school level or playing a range of sports. Consider sport(s) widely to include outdoor education.

»  Spectating – either in-person or through the media.

»  Coaching – evidence of qualifications and experience.

»  Officiating – evidence of qualifications and experience.

»  Administration – evidence of positions held and experience.

»  Work experience – needs to be in a sporting environment.

»  Factors such as injury, personal or family commitments will be taken into account.

Students are required to pass all stipulated units/modules.

  1. Sport Development, Management and Coaching Dissertation (UG)
  2. Sport Facility and Operational Management
  3. Sport Event Management
  4. Media Management for Sport
  5. Professional Development Through Sport

All students need to attend at least 75% of classes to be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance. Students Pass holders are required to maintain an attendance of 90% and above to meet the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority requirement.

Sport is a competitive, fast-paced, growing industry offering a wealth of high-profile exciting careers. Studying sport management at Northumbria will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet the challenges and opportunities provided by sport in the 21st century.

Examples of jobs held by graduates of this course at Northumbria University include Marketing Executive at Manchester United, Partnerships Assistant at Tottenham Hotspur FC, Sales Manager (Match & Advertising) at Middlesbrough Football Club, Sport Manager with the Qatar Olympic Committee, and Account Executive with Nike.

Check out some of their inspiring stories at this link.

Sport Management Pathway at SSTC Institute

GCE A Level (1 Pass or equivalent) >

Diploma in Sport Management > Advanced Diploma in Sport Management >

BSc (Hons) in Sport Management

21 September 2020

Fees effective from 1 January 2018.

Course FeeS$11,800.00
Hospitalisation & Surgical InsuranceS$100.00
Administrative FeeS$600.00
Assessment FeeS$2,200.00
Course Materials FeeS$700.00
Fee Protection SchemeS$192.50
Application FeeS$500.00
7% Goods & Services TaxS$1,126.48

Fees effective from 1 January 2018.

Course FeeS$11,800.00
Administrative FeeS$600.00
Assessment FeeS$2,200.00
Course Materials FeeS$700.00
Fee Protection SchemeS$191.25
Application FeeS$300.00
7% Goods & Services TaxS$1,105.39