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 is a top-up degree from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.  The programme run at SSTC Institute is exactly the same as that run on campus at the University.




Originally known as Newcastle Polytechnic, the University was 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.


Since the start of this century, the University has consolidated its presence on two major campuses in Newcastle upon Tyne – one in the city centre and the other in a suburban location on the edge of the city, at Coach Lane. The University is one of North East England’s major employers.

The University completed the building of a £31m sports centre for the benefit of staff , students and members of the public in September 2010.


Northumbria has been delivering programmes in sport, exercise and rehabilitation for over 30 years and is one of the “top 10” sport Universities in the UK.

Students have the opportunity to learn in a friendly, open and supportive environment. Many programmes offered are accredited and endorsed by professional and national governing bodies, which help to ensure that graduates have the right attributes for the profession of their choice.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Management is designed to enable students to appreciate and evaluate sport, as a global business, from an informed and inquisitive managerial viewpoint.

At every level of study, students will develop vocationally relevant experience and skills; such as event management, strategic and economic planning, social 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 reponds to the distinctive needs of international sports organisations. Therefore, the programme has been designed from the outset as a sport management degree, rather than a business degree with a few sport modules attached.

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.

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 quali cations 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.

16 September 2019

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