Sport Management (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Sport Management at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you're keen to take your career in sport further, getting a Master's qualification in Sport Management can add valuable expertise and skills to your portfolio that will help you lead, plan and deliver results in the industry.

On this MSc Sport Management degree course, you'll learn the theory and practice of sport management and build on your knowledge and understanding of sports science. You'll develop your leadership skills from a sport management context too.

And once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in sport management and associated health and fitness industries.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop skills in people management and leadership
  • Study topics such as the Sports Business Industry, and The Principles, Practice and Governance in Management
  • Carry out research investigating issues within the sport management sector
  • Have access to our library's electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and newspapers
  • Have the chance to study and take part in research related to internationally recognised sports organisations such as UEFA, the RFL and the ECB
  • Boost your CV and share your sporting skill in the local community through our coaching and volunteering scheme
  • Experience teaching driven by current practice and taught by lecturers who have delivered sport management programmes in the community

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the sport management industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Sport Management degree course

Core modules currently include:

  • Global Sport Event Management
  • Managing Human Resources in Sport
  • MSc Research Development nad Practice
  • Principles, Practice and Governance in Sports Management
  • Strategic Leadership in Sport

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • industry-based experience

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • essays
  • industry reports
  • reflective accounts
  • professional presentations
  • projects and portfolios

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

It's estimated that the global sports industry is worth over £110 billion, and it's growing. When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, and the health and fitness sectors.

What can you do with a Sport Management degree?

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • National governing bodies
  • Sports agencies
  • Local authorities
  • UK Sport
  • NHS
  • Primary care trusts
  • County Sports Partnership

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a Sport, Business or Management subject. Applicants who hold a non-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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