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HL30472: Sports policy 2: managing sport in the global environment

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, OT 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • assignment (3000) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL30471
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the key theoretical aspects that shape the global sports nexus. To enable a critical examination of competing theories that impact upon a broader understanding of globalisation and its impact upon sport. To develop an understanding of contemporary issues associated with management in the private and voluntary sector.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation of management within both the private and voluntary sector.
2. Demonstrate a critical, theoretical, and contextually grounded understanding of contemporary sport.
3. Illustrate the explicit connections between contemporary sport and the broader economic, technological, political, cultural, and geographic forces which shape society.
4. Identify the derivations, structures, processes, and practices of globalization, as manifest within wider society, and sport in particular.
5. Apply an understanding of a variety of specific management techniques located within the context of a contemporary global society.

Communication, critical thinking and research skills.


* Sport and social capital, sports management in the commercial/voluntary sector.
* Managing marketing within the context of the global sport environment.
* Managing financial and non-financial resource within the context of the global sport environment.
* Introduction to contemporary issues that shape and impact upon strategic sports management within a global environment.
* Theorising globalisation.
* Sport and labour migration.
* Global sporting mega-events.
* Sport as a media spectacle.
* Sport and corporate [trans]nationalism.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30472 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB12 : BSc(Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based learning) (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
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