Griffith University

Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)

Griffith University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096711G

Level of study: Undergraduate



Following on from the Bachelor of Sport Development, this Honours degree allows you to undertake advanced study and supervised research work. You'll delve deeper into the specialisation you've chosen and work within a team of other like-minded students and academics to further your research.

Industry and expert connections

We've designed this Honours degree to give you the teamwork skills required for further research. You'll share lessons and seminar experiences across multiple disciplines, equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand complex problems in public health, sports, recreation and many other areas.

Graduate outcomes

The enhanced research skills developed within this program are of particular interest to future employers in the public or private sector. You'll also have the right background for entry into a higher degree research program as this Honours degree is the perfect platform for a PhD.


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.


Key employment sectors: Arts and Recreation Services - Community sport and recreation, Amateur and professional sporting organisations, Sport and recreation centres, State sporting organisations; Education and Training - Elite athlete development; Public Administration and Safety; Administrative and Support Services; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services - Research organisations.

Potential job outcomes: High-end researcher; Health promotion officer; Development officer; Sport marketing manager; Sport media officer; Sport program manager.

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Course opportunities

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to this Honours program, consideration will be given to the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport Development or an equivalent qualification
  • a GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree
  • the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the bachelor degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic; and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.


Griffith University
Gold Coast Campus
Parklands Drive Southport Queensland 4222