University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Sport, Policy and Community Development

Community sport development is 1 of the most vibrant and expanding areas of the sport and leisure industry; this course develops students' understanding of community development through sport in a UK and international context; particular focus is given to developing a critical awareness of the role of sport in delivering key social policy agendas; students are encouraged to analyse the use of sport in this context and consider innovative approaches when using sport as a community development vehicle; students are provided with the professional skills and knowledge to work in this challenging field.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (or equivalent) in which a major part of studies has incorporated aspects of sports development, sports management, sports studies or related disciplines; other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of sport and community development or who have significant experience in the sport and leisure industry also considered for entry; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 or above (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Sport, theory and community; youth sport, policy and practice; sport in international development; the use of sport in social policy; managing people; progress to excellence; research methods for sport; social inclusion and exclusion in sport; reflective work placement or consultancy project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Coursework; reports; verbal presentations; viva examination; reflective logbooks.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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