Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Sport Management

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme prepares you for a career in sport management. It is taught jointly by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. You will benefit from the expertise of our diverse teaching staff who are focused on equipping you with the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly expanding global sports industry.

MSc

Sport Management

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme prepares you for a career in sport management. It is taught jointly by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. You will benefit from the expertise of our diverse teaching staff who are focused on equipping you with the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly expanding global sports industry.

Programme information

The staff are internationally recognised for their contribution to sport management research, and have conducted research for a range of respected organisations including Sport England, the International Olympic Committee, and the European Commission.

The Masters in Sport Management class usually consists students from around 20 different countries from around the world, so you will be learning from, and with, a truly international cohort.

Strong links exist between the School and practitioners in UK sport management. Students regularly complete assignments and case studies on professional sport clubs and international mega event organisation. Guest speakers present interesting and relevant case studies and provide an opportunity for students to network. Many research projects are undertaken in collaboration with sport organisations.

Candidates with work experience are encouraged to apply, as are younger graduates of high academic quality.

Core study areas include sport markets and industries, managing service quality in sport, economics of sport and leisure, management of human resources, research methods for sport management, sport management: theory and practice, introduction to financial management, marketing management, strategic management, and a research project.

Assessment

The Sport Management Masters uses a range of assessment techniques. Students are asked to complete group presentations, marketing plans and essays. Exams do feature for some modules. The final, major piece of assessment is the Research Project. Each student is assigned a supervisor, and constructs a real research projects aimed at producing new knowledge about an area of sport management they are interested in. Sport marketing, management, economics and policy projects are all popular.

Entry qualification

For British students, an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in sports science or social science discipline.

For overseas students, a degree equivalent to a British upper second class honours degree.

 

Selection

You may be selected upon confirmation of satisfactory academic background, experience and references.

Careers and further study

Loughborough Sport Management graduates are known around the world for their engagement in the sport sector. After graduation, many of our international students return to their countries to provide strategic, professional skills to sport organisations. Many of our graduates move into professional football organisations in a range of roles. Other typical roles include sport marketing managers, health and fitness / facility managers, sport and leisure consultants, sports development officers, local authority sport and leisure officers, and national sport federation officers. Some graduates go on to undertake PhD research as a gateway into academic or high level policy positions.

Further information

If you would like further information regarding the timetable and reading list for this programme please download the following documents; 

Programme modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2

Summer

  • Project

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.