Core Module Information
Module title: Sports' Event Tourism

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM08120
Module leader: Sarah Snell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

This module considers sport event tourism (SET) management, its development and processes alongside its impacts on local, national and global stakeholders. The module will cover a range of sporting events within an international context, from major sporting events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, to smaller local events like the Edinburgh Marathon. Conceptual frameworks, typologies and definitions will provide students with a strong foundation to better understand this important sector for both events and tourism. The impacts of SET on the host, national and international community & its relevant stakeholders will be identified and appropriate evaluative frameworks discussed. We will look to better understand the resources required by a host destination in order to produce and maintain a strong SET offering through sport tourism destination resource analysis and will evaluate this in line with a destinations current tourism offering & market. Within the context of bidding, planning and staging of sports events, we will investigate current theory and frameworks around this area and apply these in a real world context, to self-selected student case studies.
Finally, Consideration will be given to current issues and trends such as links to the UN sustainable development goals, the broadcasting of sport events, issues on wellness & community, and appraising likely future developments and demands worldwide.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the foundations, theories, and associated conceptual frameworks behind Sport Event Tourism

LO2: Analyse and investigate the impacts of sport event tourism and investigate how these affect local, national and international communities.

LO3: Consider sport event tourism in respect of the host destination, its resources and current tourism markets.

LO4: Evaluate the processes the processes behind sport event tourism bidding, planning & staging.

LO5: Explore trends likely to affect the future of Sport Events in relation to tourism and development

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Snell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA approach
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
The module is taught in a series of lectures, tutorial activities and directed self-managed study. These provide students with the appropriate content (definitions, frameworks, models, theories etc.) which then links to a wide range of internationally diverse case studies and examples, designed to enhance learning and develop insight into the phenomena of sport event tourism.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
LOs require students to read, research (directed paper based and web based publications and approved databases) and give both a presentation (oral) and a written report. An assessment workshop will also cover key points for succeeding with both types of submission.
Oral presentation skills and written presentation skills will be extended through the formative and summative assessment.
In collecting, evaluating and summarising relevant information for the second assessment students also have the opportunity to consider creative solutions to the bid proposal and the practical application of taught theory and frameworks.

Research/teaching linkages
Incorporating professional and up-to-date research on the SET alongside case study examples, students are encouraged to critically review theory and frameworks within the specific and wider subject area and are encouraged to investigate and understand current and future trends which may impact on the area of SET.

Supporting equality and diversity
The learning materials used will be available on Moodle provided by Napier University to support the needs of many learning styles. The use of a wide range of case studies and examples encourages diversity and inclusivity within the classroom as well as offering an international perspective for the module overall.

Both case examples and readings allow for the module to be internationally focused, as you might expect given the topic. The use of a wide variety of international examples offers the students a global view of the industries which make up Sport event tourism and students will be encouraged to engage with international examples within assignments and tutorial sessions to encourage a more international view point throughout the module.

Formative Assessment:
Following on from the lecture on event impacts, students will undertake formative assessment linking with LO1 & 2 and will work in their groups to provide a 5 minute overview of their presentation, with a particular focus on the impacts that can be experienced in relation to their chosen event (Olympic Games, FIFA world cup etc.).
Feedback will be given to groups which can then be taken forward for the summative presentation in week 7.

Support and guidance on group work will also be given at this point, if required.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment 1: (addresses LO1, 2 & 5)
Group presentation (40%): 20 Minute – Week 7

Student groups will select an instance of a Mega Sporting Event and identify how the frameworks/typologies identified in LO1 and event impacts (LO2) assist in a better understanding of the sport event tourism offering. Linking with LO5, students will look to identify future trends which will affect further instances of their specific MSE.

Assessment 2: (addresses LO 3, & 4)
Individual report (2500): (60%) Appraisal of potential sport event tourism offering – Week 13
Students will write a proposal on an sporting event tourism destination of their choice designed to address LO3 & LO4, and provide a thorough investigation of the Sport event and the sports tourism offering identified as the focus of the piece.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Face To Face Lecture 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1, 2, 5 7 HOURS= 00.20, WORDS= 0
Report 60 3,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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