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The award
MSD

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

2 years

Part-time Delivery

This is a two year course designed with the full-time working professional in mind, delivered on a part-time basis.

Taught elements of this course are delivered at our £75 million Business School, All Saints campus, in central Manchester.

Tuition Fees

All students:

Year 1: £12000

Year 2: £5500

Tuition fees will remain as listed providing you complete the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Business School

For the first time, you can now gain a fully accredited Master's degree that qualifies you for one of the most important roles in modern sport. The Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) is a two year, part-time course that teaches a unique curriculum tailored to meet the real demands of leading sporting organisations.

Covering sports leadership and personal development, enabling high performance, masterminding innovation and change, sport governance and best practice in addition to a research dissertation, the course provides unrivalled preparation for the role of Sport Director, alongside a diverse range of hands-on, extra-curricular activities.

Exclusive to the Master of Sport Directorship is the study of neuroscience and its application as a performance management tool, harnessing the power of the mind to enable and enhance achievement in sporting and business arenas.

Designed to fit on-campus and remote study around work commitments, the Master of Sport Directorship equips sports and business professionals with all the skills and practical experience needed to take their next career step with confidence.

Please click here for an example of the study timetable (September 2017 intake)

Applications to the course must be made directly.  To apply for the course or find out more, please contact Programme Director Sara Ward on s.ward@mmu.ac.uk or 0161 247 3431.

The Master of Sport Directorship Teaching Team

Tuition Fees

All students:

Year 1: £12000

Year 2: £5500

Tuition fees will remain as listed providing you complete the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Career options after the course

The global industry of sport is recognising the need to define the role of a Sports Director. Critical to the programme are the skills and capabilities that students will develop. Such competencies will position students on this course to take a position as a strategic leader in an organisation that harbours human performance at the fore of their company values.

The Master of Sport Directorship programme is working closely with the industry of sport, as well as the corporate world, to position students from the programme to a diverse world which requires innovation and people management as the competitive advantage.

Typical student profile on this course

The course is aimed at self-starters who possess a combination of skills, experience and ambition that provides the foundation for the role of Sport Director.

You may already be working in the sporting environment, e.g. medical, coaching, finance or marketing, and are looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career. This role is appealing to you because you recognise it is the way forward in the modern game. Alternatively, you may already be in a business role and be seeking to make a move into sport.

For ex-players and sports professionals currently in management this course is a means to acquire the necessary business skills to take the step into the position of Sporting Director. 

 

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

It takes a special type of person to take part in the Master of Sport Directorship.  We're looking for self-starters who possess a rare combination of skills, experience and ambition which provides the foundation for the role of Sports Director.

You may already be working in a sporting environment, for instance: in a medical, coaching, finance or marketing role, and looking for the next crucial step in your sporting career.  The role of Sports Director is appealing because you recognise it's the way forward in the modern game.

Alternatively, you may already be in a business role and seeking to make the move into sport. If you are looking to use your business skills in a new way, the Master of Sport Directorship is ideally suited to help you adapt your talents.

In addition, this course offers ex-players and sports professionals currently in management a means to acquire the business skills needed to take the step into the position of Sports Director.

Ideally, students should be postgraduate or be able to demonstrate sufficient business experience to Manchester Met Business School.  A first year foundation course is available for those whose qualifications aren't enough to gain immediate acceptance on the course. This will bring those students up to the required Master's Degree entry level.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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