AGMSI is a unique global partnership degree programme delivered by the University of Birmingham and the PGA.
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The AGMSI programme has been designed specifically for students from developing overseas golf nations, and will provide them with the opportunity to study a similar programme to the existing Applied Golf Management Studies degree, but without having to achieve the required playing standard. Lectures will take place at The University of Birmingham and also at the nearby world famous Belfry golf resort (the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup and host of 4 Ryder Cup competitions – more than anywhere else in the world). The Belfry is also home of the PGA of GB&I Training Academy, with 3 golf courses, golf academy and driving range amongst its facilities. The PGA National Training Academy (known as the European Centre of Excellence) also boasts some of the best golf science facilities in the world.
The highly successful Applied Golf Management Studies degree, run in collaboration with the PGA, has been recruiting high quality and high profile students for the past 10 years. This development of that programme has been designed to allow International students from developing golf nations to study with the University of Birmingham and PGA for a degree that revolves around the management and development of the game.
In year 1, students will explore the way that the sport has developed across the world, and will consider particular case studies. They will also look at the fundamental requirements of golf facility management and business development (including a residential fieldtrip).
In year 2, these skills will be further enhanced and applied through more applied modules, including operational procedures and facility requirements. Underpinning this, the internationalisation of the game will be explored in more detail. Again a field trip will be used to enhance knowledge and applied understanding.
The final year allows students to engage with a particular research topic/dissertation, and focus upon their applied area of interest in more detail. A closer engagement with theory and practice will also be evident within Event Management and the opportunity to engage with a final field trip.
AGMSI is the only course of its type in the world that links the expertise of the PGA and University. As a partner programme to the internationally recognized AGMS degree, AGMSI looks at the industry related requirements to the management and running of a golf facility in an applied manner using key theoretical and empirical approaches. It also allows students to study with support from the industry leader and one of the world’s top universities.
The fees for 2013/14 are £15,000 (inclusive of one week residential trip per year and weekly transport to lectures at The Belfry).
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All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their golf handicap and may be asked to attend an interview as part of their offer.