Our BA (Hons) Sport Development degree with optional pathways is one of the broadest ranging sports degrees you can do. Through the degree you can tailor your experience towards your career aspirations and keep your options open. You will investigate how sport can be used to develop communities, inspire young people and fulfil the potential of all individuals, from grassroots to elite athletes. You will study the dynamic and varied nature of sport while we prepare you for working in the UK sport industry and further afield. Throughout the course, we’ll ensure that you receive the right balance of academic and practical experience in a broad range of sport development topics. You’ll be exposed to industry professionals through projects, work placements and inspiring study trips. We have a core sport development course with two optional specialisms that you may select. Following completion of the course, you’ll be able to coach, run sport development programmes, organise events and develop a critical understanding of how sport works through the programme’s strong academic underpinning. You’ll gain the skills needed to improve your communication, leadership, and teamwork, along with developing research and evaluation skills. These are all key aspects that are valued by potential employers. This exciting programme focuses on broad sporting themes in community sport, talent development, sport coaching, elite sport, managing sport, marketing sport, sport event management, sports policy, school sport and inclusive sport.