Our Applied Golf Management Studies BSc is the world-leading golf degree that offers the chance to apply for membership of The Professional Golfers’ Association (The PGA). Our graduates lead the development of golf throughout the world.
The Applied Golf Management Studies programme allows you to combine a high-level applied theoretical degree with membership of the PGA (subject to status and application) as a PGA Professional, PGA Coach or PGA Business Manager. The degree is taught in collaboration with The PGA, both at the University and at The PGA National Training Academy at The Belfry.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Applied Golf Management Studies BSc
As the golf industry’s leading golf management programme, the Applied Golf Management Studies degree gives you the chance to combine a high-level applied theoretical degree with membership of the PGA (subject to application).
Across all three years of the degree you cover modules in the areas of business management, applied sports science, equipment technology and coaching theory delivered by specialist staff from the University and the PGA. You also complete three PGA-assessed vocational placements in a golf environment (which are a requirement for full membership of the PGA).
In the first year you adopt a generic approach to sport and golf, including modules on sports science; equipment technology; coach education; and golf and sport business. During the summer vacation you are also required to complete a placement in collaboration with the PGA.
Year 2 involves modules on: applied sports science and coaching science, equipment technology, marketing and also research methodology as well as an option module. During the summer vacation you can also able to complete a work placement in collaboration with the PGA.
The final year of the programme contains modules on Human Resource Management and golf coaching as well as optional modules. You will also complete a placement report and a dissertation. For those intending to apply for PGA membership a further placement can take place at the end of the year in collaboration with the PGA.