Our Master's degree in Sports Management focuses on management skills and approaches, accelerating your progressions towards - or in - the sports management profession.
Why study Sports Management?
The sports business is truly global. It offers excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally. Research conducted by Sport England shows that over 440,000 people are employed in sport-related jobs.
A degree in Sports Management will help you stand out as a true professional in the subject, making you particularly attractive to employers in the sports and leisure industries. It will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the many different roles and functions required. This degree can help you achieve more in your profession, whether you work in a large or small company; in the private, public or third sector; at home or abroad.
If you are already working in sports or leisure, studying with us will help you understand the sporting world in which you work in and manage in greater depth. Alternatively, if you have already completed a sport-related degree this programme will add a business focus to your armoury.
A special feature this Sports Management programme is the work placement, which you can combine with your consultancy/research project to give you in-depth involvement with an organisation. Your placement will give you new skills, expertise and networks to enhance your career opportunities within the sports industry.
Why St Mary's?
The sports business is a dynamic and rewarding industry and St Mary’s University is a fantastic place for you to begin your journey. St Mary’s University is a beautiful campus university in West London, with a friendly and professional atmosphere.
London is the centre of the global sports industry, with Sport Business International magazine labeling London as the worlds ‘Ultimate Sports City’ in 2012 and 2014. Where else can students find iconic sports venues such as Wembley stadium, Wimbledon, Lords cricket ground and Twickenham rugby stadium on their doorstep? Our programme gives you the opportunity to visit these internationally-renowned venues during your degree, gaining a practical understanding of how they are managed.
You will be able to immerse yourself in the sporting offered here at St Mary's, where you can join one of our many sports teams and utilise our world-class sporting facilities.
- Guest lectures, seminars and workshops that capitalise on our links with industry
- Fantastic networking opportunities that allow you to make lifelong contacts with our internationally diverse community of students, academics and industry contacts
- Train and compete using our state-of-the-art sport facilities
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus, with direct public transport links to Central London