Introduction to Sports Industries - SS350

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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4 15 (7.5) MS N Koutrou







• Sport in the United Kingdom.
• Participation in sport
• Sport sectors and structures (voluntary, professional and public)
• Rational for sport provision and sport policies
• From grassroots to gold – the pathways for athletes, coaches and officials.
• Core activities of a sports organisation
• Multisport Games (Olympic, Commonwealth)
• Challenges that face sport
• Establishing competitive advantage


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 16
Private study hours: 134
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

100% Portfolio - up to 3,000 words

Indicative reading

Gratton. C., Liu. D., Ramchandani, G., & Wilson, D. (2012). The Global Economics of Sport. Routledge: London.
Houlihan B. (2008). Sport and Society, 2nd edn, SAGE Publications: London.
Jarvie, G. (2012). Sport, Culture and Society. Routledge: London.
Kikulis, L.M., Slack, T., Hinings, B. and Zimmerman, A. (1989). A structural taxonomy of amateur sports organizations. Journal of Sports Management. 9, 135 – 152.
Robinson, L and Palmer, R. (Eds) (2011). Managing Voluntary Sport Organizations. Routledge: London.
Slack, T. and Parent, M.M. (2004). Understanding Sport Organizations: the application of organization theory. 2nd edn, Human Kinetics Publishers: Champaign, Illinois.
Taylor, P. (Ed) (2011). Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management, 6th Edition. Routledge: London.
Trenberth, L. and Hassan, D. (2012). Managing Sport Business – An Introduction. Routledge: London.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Identify the principle actors in sport across the Public, Private and Voluntary sectors of sport in the UK and understand their role in sport delivery
2. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary patterns of provision of sport services and the role of sport in society.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant sport policy
4. Understand the various methods by which sport organisations are established and governed
5. Understand the roles and responsibilities of sport managers in a variety of sport contexts
6. Identify the core business of sport organisations

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Communication and presentation skills - via the use of student led presentations and seminars, and working in groups on a variety of material
2. Information technology and numeracy - through the use of internet and intranet searches to support development and learning
3. Interactive group skills – through working with others to gather information, through the completion of seminar tasks and through conducting student led presentations and tasks
4. Problem solving – achieved through the ability to successful complete seminar tasks and assignments

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