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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Sport Management

Academic Year: 2015/16

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accredited by the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management

Final award MSc
Programme title Sport Management
Programme code PSPT31
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/sport/sportmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:40:32 BST

1. Programme Aims

The MSc Sport Management aims to develop knowledge and skills appropriate to a critical understanding of, and a capacity to work within, the contemporary sport sector.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Subject Benchmarks for the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Group;

Accreditation by the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the key concepts in a range of business disciplines and their application in the sport field;
  • developments in sport policy and markets;
  • the relationship between the social and political contexts and sport behaviour, management and policy.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to: 

  • analyse relevant theory and make links to personal professional practice,
  • critically and reflectively analyse policy and its implications for practice
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • compile a marketing plan and evaluate that plan;
  • analyse and evaluate the strategy followed by an organisation;
  • implement organisational procedures for managing performance, quality, and finances;
  • design, conduct and evaluate small scale research projects.
c. Key transferable skills:

The programme endorses the five generic skill areas that students need to develop for success in both their University and working careers:

  1. Management of self learning (using the library, note taking, revision and exam techniques, reading efficiently, problem solving, action planning, self motivation, time management)
  2. Communication skills
  3. Information Technology
  4. Numeracy and data analysis
  5. Team Work 

As a result, on successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • manage personal learning effectively and efficiently, including the analysis of individual learning needs and the management of time;
  • communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing;
  • use IT as a learning and communication skill;
  • work confidently with numeric data in an appropriate and applied manner;
  • work independently and as part of a team.

4. Programme structure

In the following table, ‘C’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘O’ indicates an optional module

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Route A

Route B

PSP111

Sport Management: theory and Practice 

     20

1&2 

 C

PSP115

Evaluating Research in Sport and Leisure Policy

     25

1&2

X

C

PSP112

Sport Markets and Industries

20

1

C

C

PSP114

Research Methods for Sport Management

30

1

C

C

BSP001

Economics in Sport and Leisure

10

1

CA

X

BSP002

Management of Human Resources

15

1

CA

OB

PSP113 

Managing Service Quality 

15 

 2

BSP003

Introduction to Financial Management

15

2

CA

OB

BSP004

Marketing Management

15

2

CA

OB

BSP005

Strategic Management

10

2

C

C

PSP100*

Project (MSc Sport Management

30

2

C

X

PSP110*

Dissertation (MSc Sport Management)

60

2

X

C

 

Candidates will pursue Route A or Route B at the discretion of the Programme Director.  Route B is available only to SSEHS graduates who have completed a project as part of their undergraduate degree.

AEntrants to the Route A programme with substantial prior academic background in these elements may be permitted or required at the discretion of the Programme Director in collaboration with module leaders, to substitute up to 30 credits with approved modules from the University’s postgraduate module catalogue.

BThese option choices for Route B will require approval of the Programme Director.

*Candidates undertaking a research project/dissertation need formal approval of a research proposal by the Programme Director and an agreed Supervisor. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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