This degree is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a successful career in the sport, recreation and leisure industries. You will learn how to apply management theory to sport management issues in a practical way. There is a strong emphasis on creativity and its application to real-life business challenges, such as running recruitment campaigns, developing marketing strategies or interpreting the likes and wants of consumers through market research. You will benefit from guest lectures from industry experts and field trips to sports clubs, so you can meet professionals working in the sector. We encourage you to build your experience by volunteering with the Manchester Sports Volunteer Bureau, utilising our connections with organisations like the Manchester United Foundation, the England Handball Association and England Basketball. Sports Management graduates have found employment with some very prestigious employers including British Athletics, BBC Sport and Kitbag Limited. This course offers four year routes where you can choose to study abroad or undertake a placement, spending your third year working in industry.