SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHN224751
Module Leader n/a
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Tourism, Events and Sport
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module builds on theories and ideas touched on in earlier modules, allowing the students to explore them in more detail. It will provide students with a clear understanding of paradigm shifts and the approaches which inform sport management. It will also probe different perspectives of sports research, such as gender, community and identity thereby drawing on the specialisms of the group.


Gender Geography History Elite Sport management Media Managing people Funding Policy Evaluation/Impact Sight visit

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:" Critically examine fundamental issues in sports management" Critically analyse the management of sport within a variety of settings." Critically assess sport management in relation to policy, funding and evaluation." Critically examine contemporary sport management case studies.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures will provide students with insights into the theories and approaches which have underpinned and shaped the area of sport management. This will be supplemented and underpinned by directed reading. Lecture materials will be drawn from both academic and industry publications. Assessments will encourage students to explore and think about fundamental issues in sport management in greater depth. PRME Throughout this module students will be introduced to sports theories within a range of contexts, both national and international. Throughout this module the notions of cultural sensitivity and thus diversity, equality and social sustainability will be of importance. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to think about topics such as ethics and environmental sustainability in direct relation to sports management.

Indicative Reading

-567 Books and articles: Richard Giulianotti, (2004) Sport: A Critical Sociology, Polity Press Coakley, J, and Dunning, E. (2002) Handbook of Sport Studies. London: Sage. Harris, J and Parker, A. (2009) Sport and Social Identities . London: Palgrave. Bale, J. (2004) Sport and Geography . London: Routledge. Skillen, F, and Osborne, C. (2012) Women and Sports History . Routledge: London. Skillen, F. (2013) Women, Sport and Modernity . Oxford: Peter Lang. Monar, G & Kelly, J, (2013) Sport, Exercise and Social Theory: An introduction . London: Routledge. -567 Collins, T. (2013) Sport in Capitalist Society , Routledge: London. Jarvie, G, (2012) Sport, Culture and Society . London: Routledge. Spracklen, K, (2009) Leisure, Sports and Society , London: Palgrave. Houlihan, B. (Ed) (2003) Sport in Society: A Student Introduction . London: Sage. Horne, J., Tomlinson, A. and Whannel, G. (1999) Understanding Sport: An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport . London: E & FN Spon. -567 Journals Journal of Sport & Tourism Journal of Sport Management Leisure Studies Journal of Sport and Society International Journal of History of Sport Sport in History

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: Capacity for independent work Problem-solving through application of theory Critical self-reflection Analytical skills Effective time management & planning

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 n/a Written Assignment, 2000 words - Due week 8 Tri A
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 n/a Written Assognment, 2000 words - During exam period Tri A