This course is for people interested in developing an understanding of the sense of excitement and drama that surrounds sport. We provide you with the knowledge and expertise to follow a career in sport or go on to further academic study and research.
It is suitable if you have an interest in * sport * sociology * politics * psychology * cultural studies * the media.
In year one you study
* individuals, groups and social institutions
* diversity and equality
* the process of social and cultural change in sport
In the second year you study
* football and society
* sociology applied to sport, culture and society
* sport and the media
You complete a work placement of up to six weeks during year two. Your placement will be in a sport setting of your choice and gives insight into careers such as * sport development * sport media * local authority sport * voluntary sector sport * public services.
The main themes of the third year include crime, deviance and social control. You explore a range of topics including * deviance in sport * sport and celebrity culture * institutional corruption * sport journalism.
In one assignment, you develop your own media portfolio including newspaper reports, magazine features and journal articles.
Finally, you combine your learning and knowledge to develop a research project. Past projects include examining celebrity culture in football and an investigation into the condition of modern rugby league.