There is a growing demand for sporting events to provide an immersive experience and a lasting legacy. Organising such events means manging the expectations and experiences of a range of stakeholders, including athletes, spectators, sponsors and governing bodies. You will study the growing importance of sporting events in society, and you will learn how to plan and deliver them and assess their impact. Our course provides an opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge as well as sound organisational and business skills. It will incorporate all aspects of management, including creativity, administration, planning, co-ordination and evaluation of all types of sports events. In addition, our course will provide an in-depth awareness of the industry and an insight into the management of sporting venues and support services, specifically in terms of event operations. The industry increasingly demands managers who have the technical skills, expertise and specialist knowledge to manage sports events from inception, through fundraising and sponsorship negotiation, to client management and final delivery. Successful completion of the course offers a variety of rewarding career opportunities, and if you choose to study our sandwich option, you will gain a valuable year of industry experience, which will boost your CV and help you stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market. This is in addition to trips and visits to sports stadiums and facilities, giving you a unique insight into the management of sporting events. Previous students have worked at venues including Lords Cricket Ground and for events such as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Singapore Grand Prix. **FIVE-STAR RATING** The University has been given a five-star rating for our academic work in Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS, the international higher education benchmarking agency.