The Golf Business
This module will provide an overview of such things as entrepreneurship, marketing and a critical understanding of the management of golf events and further develop appropriate event management skills from planning, organisation and the delivery of a golf event.
International Golf Developments
This module analyses the range of professional and amateur golf tours and the associate roles in their operation and development. It will also assess the impact and consequences of tourism and golf developments on the globalisation of golf.
Golf Industry Consultancy
This module aims to consolidate personal competencies in a wide range of areas associated with work activity and practice in order to ensure an effective transition from higher education to work. It will include: to maintain a commitment to continuing professional development which will continue beyond the requirements of the course into the work situation as a career skill, to ensure an effective job search has been undertaken in order to match personal skills, abilities and achievements with potential career paths and employers; to provide opportunities for students to further develop transferable skills for an effective role in the workplace.
Contemporary Issues in Golf (Option)
This module explores the theory and practice of such elements as drugs in golf, player management and equality in the world of golf and the impact of media on golf will also be analysed.
Sports Development in Golf (Option)
The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the range of perspectives on social policy and the contemporary debates on the development of sport/leisure policy. It will enable students to critically evaluate the impact of policy on the development and implementation of strategies in sports organisations.
Dissertation (Double module Option)
This module will provide an opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of the student's own choice which is related to their substantive areas of study. Students will work independently, under limited supervision, in order to develop and demonstrate their academic skills and abilities. The dissertation will normally be based on an academic topic using primary and/or secondary data collection techniques. In both cases academic theory is to be reviewed and applied to the research topic.
Golf Management Project (Option)
The aim of this module is to build on the research skills acquired from the research development module to produce an extended piece of work in a golf management related area of study.
Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject or 2 years (one at Level 4 and the other at Level 5) of Honours Degree work in a related discipline achieved at 'pass' standard or above. Applicants with alternative equivalent qualifications will also be considered positively. Applicants must also produce evidence of successfully completing a research based module at level 5.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
All offers may be subject to successful interview
Learning and assessment
Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.
Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.
Students will complete a variety of assessments including examinations and tests, practical assessments, essays, presentations, reports and group work.
The course aims to provide a programme of golf management education which will enable degree holders to analyse key academic themes in the subject area and critically evaluate the wide range of management issues within different sectors of the Golf Industry, which will therefore prepare them for a successful career in the UK or overseas. The course promotes an ethos of self-development and reflection throughout the curriculum in order to foster that greater personal awareness and confidence necessary to manage others. The course is designed with the intention that its graduates will be able to function effectively at a managerial level within the Golf Industry. Modular content emphasises the importance of career development and planning throughout.
Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include:
- Field trips and visits to tour events (including possible overseas trips) - £1,320
- Golf course membership - £49
- Locker hire - £10
- Tour membership - £100