The Sport Development degree at Northumbria has been designed to provide you with a contemporary and diverse understanding of the sport industry. You will be given invaluable opportunities to work within sports coaching and sports development, with options to apply to work as a volunteer or intern for Northumbria University Sport’s Student Development programme. The course has a strong vocational underpinning and is designed to ensure you have extensive opportunities to engage in work-based learning and gain real-life experience of the industry, thus developing and enhancing your employability skills. Northumbria is rated as having the joint 4th best sports facilities in the country, according to Times Higher Education 2016. This course gives you the opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical sporting skills with state of the art equipment house in the infamous Sport Central building. Thanks to our unique partnership with sport coaching organisation, Street Games, you can complete recognised coaching qualification in your first year, providing you with the basic skills required to deliver effective coaching with the sport development context.