Industry Placement - SPOR5790

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) David Hooper checkmark-circle


The module provides a structured opportunity to combine appropriate developmental work experience with academic study. The placement will provide the opportunity for students to develop appropriate vocational and applied academic knowledge. In order for the student to take this module they must secure a placement. The placement should be appropriate to the student's degree, experience and potential career aspirations. All placements will be subject to the module convenor's authorisation.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 10.5
Private study: 89.5
Placement hours: 200
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Industry placement report (3,500 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

Beech, J. & Chadwick, S. (2012) The Business of Sport Management, Pearson Education Limited.
Dessler, G (2017) Human Resource Management (15thed) London Pearson
Fill, C. Turnball, S. (2016) Hello Marketing Communications (7th ed) Harlow Pearson Education ltd.
Hartley, H. (2009) Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law, Abingdon, Routledge
Robinson, L. Palmer, D. (2011) Managing Voluntary Sport Organisations, Abingdon, Routledge

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic understanding and knowledge of the procedures, processes and disciplines of working within a department or organisation relevant to the students main programme of study.
demonstrate application of a number of the intellectual skills specified for the main programme of study.
undertake independent research beneficial to the placement department or organisation utilising appropriate methodologies and analysis
review, analyse, contextualise, record and reflectively evaluate the related activities of the department or organisation.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

demonstrate the development of skills associated with their chosen sport organisation or department.
communicate effectively, orally and in writing, about management and/or professional/technical matters, using media appropriate to the purpose.
demonstrate independence in initiating and executing work.
become responsible for the management of their own time, and the prioritising of their workloads.
develop an ability to individually conduct research into business/management and/or relevant programme discipline issues.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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