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Sports Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Previous degree


Distance learning available


Student visa accepted?



1 year (full-time)

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Shape the future of sports business with our hands-on Sports Management master’s

Accelerate your progression within the sports industry with our Sports Management master’s. You’ll develop practical skills and knowledge like:

  • understanding all aspects of the sports industry
  • solving management challenges particular to the sports industry
  • designing and implementing marketing campaigns in collaboration with real businesses
  • analysing how sports sponsorship drives business success
  • navigating the interrelationships between sport, media, and globalisation.

This Sports Management MSc will kickstart or enhance your career within the industry.

A supportive environment

Our campus feels like a community. Your lecturers learn your name and prioritise your wellbeing. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.

Learn in the capital

You’ll study in London – home to the biggest brands in world sport. We have links with high-profile organisations, so you’ll:

  • access the best internships, placements, and jobs
  • volunteer at major events
  • understand how such organisations are managed.

Work placements: build professional experience

Most industry jobs require practical experience. Therefore, you can complete a work placement to enhance your expertise, networking, and employability. You can also combine this placement with your consultancy/research project.

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Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with at least 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent)


Previous degree

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

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Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your degree to test knowledge, understanding and skills development.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies and assessed blogs.

Career opportunities

With our Sports Management master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as teamwork, communication, and creative problem-solving.

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Sports Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert include:

professional sports clubs and leaguesnational or international governing bodiessporting eventssports brandscommercial services

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