The BA (Hons) Management, Leadership and Leisure centers on the study and development of management and leadership skills, and is taught in the context of the leisure sector. Exploring the specific leisure industries of sports, events and tourism, the course is more comprehensive than traditional leisure and management degree courses which normally focus on management in just one specific area, for example, either sport or events management. This course covers both management and leadership, and allows you to choose modules from the three areas of sport, events and tourism. This flexibility allows you to either specialize in one area which you are passionate about, or to develop knowledge of all three, giving you greater choice over your future career direction. Your academic study will be supported by three applied study periods, which are similar to work placements and last two weeks in year one, four weeks in year two and 10 weeks in year three. They will give you the opportunity to take the theories you have studied at university and apply them to real life projects/operations in the leisure industry. Previous students have enjoyed applied study periods at local, national and international organisations, including: Manchester United; the BBC; Visit Manchester; Chelsea Football Club; Birmingham Botanical Gardens; Sandown Park Racecourse; Gap PR and Marketing Ltd; the Co-operative Group; the Grand Hyatt Tokyo; and the YMCA.