BA Management, Leadership and Leisure / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Sport and Development

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC30221
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 6
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by School of Environment, Education and Development
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


The unit includes an examination of the relationship between sport and:-

  • International development
  • Economic growth
  • Image enhancement and tourism
  • Social change
  • Urban regeneration

Although case studies are drawn from the wide range of contemporary academic research in the area, the main focus is on the impacts and legacy of sports mega-events, for example the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup


  • A critical examination of the relationship between sport and development

Learning outcomes


Category of outcome

Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:


Knowledge and understanding

An understanding of the relationship between sport and development

Intellectual skills

Analytical and conceptual skills

Practical skills

Research skills

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling


Teaching and learning methods

up to 12x3 hours lectures/seminars supported by individual or group tutorials

Assessment methods

Assessment task Word length or equivalent Weighting
Coursework 3000 40%
Written exam 2 hours 60%







Feedback methods

Feedback will be given on Blackboard and in Class

Recommended reading


Introductory text:-

Zimbalist, A.( 2015), Circus Maximus: The economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, Brookings Institution Press


Recommended  reading:-

Coalter, F. (2007), A wider social role for sport: Who’s keeping the score? Routledge

Gold, J. R. & Gold, M.M.( 2007), Olympic Cities: City agendas, planning and the world games, 1896-2012, Routledge

Gratton, C & Henry, I.P. ( 2001), Sport in the city: The role of sport in economic and social regeneration, Routledge

Peck, J. & Ward, K. ( 2002), City of revolution: Restructuring Manchester, Manchester University Press

Preuss, H. (2004), The economics of staging the Olympics: A comparison of the games 1972-2008, Edward Elgar

Sam. M.P. & Hughson, J.( 2013), Sport in the city: Cultural connections, Routledge



Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Tutorials 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 164

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Howard Bond Unit coordinator

Additional notes


Hours Allocated

Staff/Student Contact



To be negotiated between student and tutor

Private Study

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Directed Reading

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Assignment Preparation

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Total Hours

To be negotiated between student and tutor


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