MSc Sport Management degree

Qualifications available: MSc

Entry requirements
2:1 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Typically 2 years
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£10,950
International fee
£23,500
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

Overview

Sport is a truly global and rapidly expanding industry that uniquely unites commercial, public and third-sector stakeholders. Our master's in sports management gives you the skills and knowledge to work in this exciting arena.

This programme has a broad appeal. It will interest students with a background in sport who want to learn about the business side of sport; it will equally appeal to students with some business and management knowledge who want to specialise in the particularities of the sport industry.

Our MSc Sports Management is co-taught by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (currently ranked 1st in the world for sports-related subjects) and the School of Business and Economics (a triple accredited and UK leading business school). Our teaching is informed by internationally leading research and will develop your skills in marketing, organisational management, finance and accounting. It will also provide thorough analysis of the key strategic challenges facing sport, and the impact of sport on wider society.

Our academic staff are renowned internationally and have conducted research for a range of respected organisations including Sport England, Premier League and Football League clubs, the International Olympic Committee and the European Commission.

Key study areas include global sport marketing and media, sport policy governance and law, economics of innovation in the sport industry, management of human resources, research methods and skills for sport managers, accounting, strategic management, and more.

You will address topics such as professional sport marketing strategies, new sport policies, and the governance of sport federations. You will develop strong team working skills through regular group work, skills which are paramount for a successful career in the global sport industry. You will have the opportunity to experience applied elements in the degree, which will develop your practical skills to work in the industry internationally.

With strong links between the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and various sport management practitioners across the UK, we host guest speakers who present interesting and relevant insights and provide opportunities for you to network with key players in the sport industry.

Our Sport Management MSc typically attracts students from over 20 different countries around the world, so you'll be a part of a vibrant and diverse postgraduate learning community, with a shared interest in the business of sport.

You will also be able to enjoy the “Loughborough experience”, being located on our vibrant East Midlands campus which hosts top class sporting facilities and provides an attractive, high quality teaching and learning environment.

Who should study this programme?

If you're looking to develop the knowledge and skills appropriate to a critical understanding of, and a capacity to work within, the contemporary sport sector, then our MSc Sports Management is ideal.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

  • we're no.1 in the world for sports-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
  • delivered by internationally renowned academics
  • opportunities to hear from key industry figures
  • vibrant global community of students from over 20 countries to develop global netwotks in the future

What you'll study

Modules

Sport Management MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

The following information is intended as an example only and is based on module information for the 2019/20 year of entry. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes. Updated Programme and Module Specifications are made available ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers (30 credits)

The aims of this module are for the student to: (a) recognise and appraise the philosophical underpinnings of sport management research, and define how this affects the 'research design' journey; (b) critically appraise and demonstrate how different research designs generate knowledge in sport management; (c) differentiate and apply a range of approaches when summarising literature relevant to sport management; (d) reflect upon the differences between 'pure' and 'applied' research and their relevance to the topic under investigation; (e) critically analyse and interpret quantitative/qualitative data using appropriate software- and non-software-based tools/techniques and (f) acquire academic- and professional-based skills.

Intended learning outcomes 

 On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal elements of sport management research and research design.
- Compare and contrast the commonality and differences in philosophical underpinnings of research and specific research methods
- Explain various data representations/presentations relevant to sport management theory and practice
- Explain and articulate the advantages/disadvantages of 'applied' and 'pure' research.
- Critically assess key elements of philosophical debates between and within the natural and social sciences and their implications for sport management theory and practice
- Identify and evaluate the problems involved in the design and administration of research and applied studies in sport management
- Assess the appropriateness of quantitative/qualitative research methods to investigate a research question in sport management
- Show competence in the 'design journey' and the preparation of a sport management project
- Demonstrate competence in using research-oriented IT skills, such as Mendeley, Qualtrics, SPSS and/or nVivo.
- Manage their own learning effectively, including self-assessment, time management, motivation, note taking, reading efficiently, critical thought and reflection, use of various library resources
- Express their ideas in an effective manner in written communication
- Demonstrate problem solving skills
- Demonstrate numeracy, computing and IT skills.

Assessment

100% Coursework 

  • Written task (50%)
  • Written task (50%)

Economics of Innovation in Sport (15 credits)

The aims of this module are for the students to: (a) develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the current issues related to the innovative process in sports economics; (b) discuss public policy incentive used to promote innovation in a critically aware manner and (c) apply analytical skills to evaluate the use of intellectual property rights as part of firms strategies.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students should be able to:
- Critically discuss and explain the principles and microeconomic foundations of innovation
- Examine and explain current issues and debates in sports economics
- Critically apply economic theory to assess innovative practices in sport organisations
- Design and justify economic policy which aims to promote and favour innovation in the sport industry
- Critically debate the impact of public policy on sport organisations by using economic logic and theory
- Identify and explain economic models and economic policy associated with innovation and entrepreneurship and their effect on sport organisations
- Develop innovative strategies by integrating economic concepts to address the various economic problems faced by the sport industry
- Use appropriate tools and techniques for the critical analysis of real-world cases
- Communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences how theories can shape real world decision-making in firms and organizations.

Assessment

  • Examination (70%)
  • Group presentation (30%)

Management of Human Resources in the Sport Industry (15 credits)

The aim of this module is for students to critically examine the role of Human Resource Management within contemporary sports organisations and the wider global sports industry.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Identify and explain the role of HRM and people management more widely in sports organisations
- Critically discuss the stages of the employee lifecycle and its strategic contribution within the global sports context
- Critically evaluate recent developments in HRM and the implications for management, employees and society
- Analyse organisational practices
- Integrate theory and practice regarding people management activities in sport organisations
- Critically evaluate the application of HRM theory to sports organisations
- Debate an organisation's responsibilities to its employees
- Think critically by sourcing and analysing evidence to evaluate complex arguments
- Work together as a team member
- Communicate effectively in writing and orally through a wide range of media.

Assessment

  • Examination (75%)
  • Group presentation (25%)

Accounting for Decision Making (15 credits)

The aims of this module are for the students to: (a) show how financial information can support decisions; (b) provide participants with the knowledge for an understanding of the financial management of sport organisations and (c) develop numerical reasoning and the ability to interpret numerical information of a financial nature.

Intended learning outcomes 

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Explain the context and principles of financial accounting according to the international financial reporting standards
- Explain and critically discuss the basics of accounting and control systems as a basis for management decision-making in a sport organisation
- Describe and critically discuss the major forms of long term finance available to a sport organisation
- Critically understand accounting techniques used to aid decision taking in a sport organisation
- Explain the role of ethics in accounting for sport organisations
- Prepare an income statement and a statement of financial position
- Interpret the annual report and accounts of a sport organisation
- Identify and compute appropriate accounting ratios for the analysis of financial statements of sport organisations
- Select and apply appropriate accounting techniques to aid decision-making in sport organisations
- Critically evaluate alternative techniques/models employed in management decision-making
- Use numerical reasoning in resolving complex scenarios
- Develop effective independent learning ability that is required for continuing professional development
- Express their ideas in an effective manner both in writing and orally
- Work effectively in groups.

Assessment 

  • Examination (60%)
  • Group presentation (40%)

 

Global Sport Marketing and Media (15 credits)

The aim of this module is for students to develop a systematic and critical understanding of global sport markets, from both a strategic marketing and media perspective, and to explore, access and critically evaluate the current practices in marketing, communications and the media within the global sport context, as well as the challenges they present in this rapidly changing environment.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Explain the theoretical perspectives that underpin knowledge about sport marketing theory and practices
- Understand and critically discuss the role that media and communications play in sport, both in the UK and globally, as well as the future challenges they present
- Investigate the synergic effects of integrated marketing communications by considering applied case studies and practical examples in various sport contexts
- Critically analyse and appraise theoretical and empirical insights in emerging issues in sport communication and media, with the objective of evaluating alternative courses of action
- Effectively manage and demonstrate self-learning, including self-assessment, time management, motivation, note taking, and reading efficiently and critically
- Effectively engage in critical thought and reflection
- Demonstrate effective communication skills for commercial audiences.

Assessment

  • Examination (65%)
  • Group presentation (35%)

Managing Strategy Development in Sports Organisations (15 credits)

The aim of this module is for the students to develop knowledge and understanding of: (a) the concepts of strategy and strategic management in relation to sports organisations; (b) the methods used by sports organisations to determine strategic options; (c) the role of innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour as drivers for strategic change; (d) the importance of environmental analysis and strategic planning in sports organisations and (e) the importance of risk management and corporate social responsibility when formulating a new strategy.

Intended learning outcomes 

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:  
- Understand the complexity of strategy and strategic management concepts 
- Critically understand and discuss the different models to research internal and external business environments 
- Discuss and explain the importance of strategic choices for organisations working in the sports industry 
- Critically justify the importance of innovation and entrepreneurial behaviour for creating ideas, opportunity spotting and driving new strategies 
Subject specific skills 
- Analyse data and information in order to make effective strategic decisions 
- Demonstrate rational use of business tools and risk analysis tools to analyse company performance and devise a new strategy and plan 
- Build and defend an argument to persuade key stakeholders to engage with a new strategy 
- Critically appraise a potential new strategy for a sports organisation 
- Interpret the process of strategy development, including the evaluation of risk and corporate social responsibility 
- Select and use appropriate investigative and research methods 
- Select and use appropriate analytical tools 
- Demonstrate effective writing communication skills.

Assessment 

100% coursework (Written task)

Sport Policy, Governance and Law (15 credits)

The aim of this module is for students to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of: (a) concepts, theories, models of policy and of the policy-making process in sport; (b) global governance structures and the strategic impact of good governance principles in sport organisations and (c) the key legal principles of sports law and its operation, and be able to apply the above in practice.

Intended learning outcomes 

On completion of this modules students should be able to: 
- Define appropriate concepts and theories to explain policy, governance and legal issues; 
- Critically discuss current issues in policy, governance and law 
- Identify and explain the principles and standards of good governance and their various interpretations that apply to sports federations and clubs 
- Explain how key concepts and legal provisions in sports law affect the management of sport organisations
- Apply theories, concepts and techniques of policy analysis to particular policy issues in sport in a critically aware manner 
- Debate the roles of public authorities and non-governmental sports organisations in sport policy and governance
- Appraise and apply the principles of good governance in practice 
- Assess the practices of good governance in sport organisations 
- Conduct organisational analysis
- Apply legal principles to case study materials, demonstrating a practical understanding of legal provisions
- Manage their own learning effectively 
- Express their ideas in an effective manner both in writing and orally
- Read critically
- Use management information systems
- Work effectively in groups 
- Present to audiences.

Assessment 

100% coursework consisting of:

  • Group poster presentation (50%)
  • Written assignment (50%)

 

Project (MSc Sport Management) (60 credits)

The aim of this module is for students to design, conduct and report on an original research study of an aspect of sport management.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to: 
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of the research process 
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the ethical considerations applicable to the research process 
- Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline 
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the subject of their choice while developing new and advanced skills 
- Demonstrate self-direction and originality in the development of research 
- Explain the significance and implications of their research in to sport management policy and/or practice 
- Justify the research design and methods of analysis underpinning their project 
- Assess the ethical implications of the research process in a critically aware manner and minimise the risks and consequences 
- Apply data collection and methods relevant to sport management research 
- Communicate the insights of their project to specialist and/or non-specialist audiences 
- Apply research and sport and business management concepts to inform the needs and demands of sport organisations 
- Critically appraise and discuss managerial or policy recommendations obtained through their own research and analysis 
- Demonstrate project management skills 
- Manage their own learning and develop confidence when decision-making in complex situations 
- Plan and organise their own work effectively, demonstrating an ability to meet deadlines 
- Demonstrate a capacity for critical self-appraisement of and reflection on learning 
- Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and make sound judgements in the absence of complete data 

 Assessment 

  • Written coursework (60%)
  • Written coursework (40%)

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed through exams, coursework and group work. For full details, please see the module information above.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Our master's in sports management graduates are known around the world for their engagement in the sport sector. Typical roles include:

  • sport marketing managers
  • health and fitness/facility managers
  • sport and leisure consultants
  • sports development officers
  • local authority sport and leisure officers
  • national sport federation officers.

Some graduates go on to undertake PhD research as a gateway into academic or high-level policy positions. 

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Adidas, Trainee Sports Management Specialist
  • Arena Sports, Sport & Events Manager
  • Australian Rules Football Association in India, National Development Officer
  • England Handball Association, North West Handball Development Officer
  • Escape Fitness, Marketing Executive
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education (Switzerland), Lecturer
  • Grass Roots, Junior Consultant
  • Greenwich Leisure Ltd, Business Development Officer
  • GroupM China, Management Trainee
  • Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd, System Operator
  • Kidpower Gymnastics Club (Taiwan), Manager
  • Leicestershire & Rutland Sport, Performance Information Officer
  • London Irish Rugby Club, Operations Manager
  • Major Events International, Key Account Executive
  • NHS, Analysis Consultant
  • Norwood Park Golf Centre, Marketing Executive
  • Qatar Sport Investment, Sales Coordinator
  • RPM Ltd, Account Executive
  • Revolution Sports, Account Executive
  • Sense Sport (Switzerland), Strength & Conditioning Trainer
  • Serco, Sport Development Officer
  • Staffordshire University, Lecturer in Sport Policy and Sports Development
  • Stenden University (Qatar), Research Assistant.

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme, you will 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.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sports science or a social science discipline.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£10,950

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£23,500

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

Find out more about master's degree funding

Our students and academics

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My Sport Management course has equipped me with the extra skills and information needed to successfully run an academy.

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Without hesitation I would recommend this degree for anyone hoping to graduate with a meaningful degree in the global sporting industry.

Rongtian He

Alumnus: EA to Chairman, Aston Villa Football Club

I am so proud to tell all my colleagues at Aston Villa that I graduated from Loughborough University with a master's in Sport Management