Your next steps...
Stand out as a true sports management professional with a Master's degree that will accelerate your progression into the sports and leisure industry.
- There are industry work placement opportunities available to students as part of the degree
- Our links with high profile sports clubs and organisations will be used to enrich your learning experience
- Train and compete using our state-of-the-art sport facilities
Why study Sports Management?
The sports business is a truly global one, offering excellent opportunities for graduates to work around the world. Research conducted by Sport England shows that over 440,000 people are employed in sport-related jobs in England alone.
Our Master's degree in Sports Management focuses on management skills and approaches, accelerating your progression towards (or in) a career in sports management.
The degree will help you to stand out as a true professional, making you particularly attractive to employers in the sports and leisure industries. This includes the public and not-for-profit sectors).
A Sports Management degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the many different roles and functions within the sports industry.
Already working in sports or leisure? By studying the subject you'll gain a greater understanding of the sporting world you work in. The degree can also help you achieve more in your profession.
If you have already completed a sport-related degree, this programme will add a business focus to your skillset.
Why St Mary's?
The sports business is a dynamic and rewarding industry and St Mary’s is the perfect place for you to begin your journey.
London is the centre of the global sports industry (Sport Business International labelled London as the world’s ‘Ultimate Sports City’ in 2012, 2014 and again in 2018). Where else do students have iconic sports venues like Wembley stadium, Wimbledon, Lords cricket ground and Twickenham stadium on their doorstep? You'll visit these internationally-renowned venues as part of the degree, gaining a practical understanding of how they are managed. London is home to many of the biggest brands in global sport.
A special feature the Sports Management degree at St Mary’s is the work placement. Relevant work experience is vital if you want a career in the sports industry, as practical experience is required for almost all jobs.
The opportunities for internships, placements and eventually jobs in London are unmatched in Britain. We have close ties with many sporting organisations and work with them to arrange student placements.
You can combine your placement with your consultancy/research project. This will give you in-depth involvement with an organisation. You will gain new skills, expertise and networks to enhance your career opportunities within the sports industry.
St Mary’s University is a beautiful campus university in West London, with a friendly and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a sporting environment where you can utilise our world-class sporting facilities and play, coach or even manage University sports teams.
Course lead - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Sports Management