MSc Sport Management


Program Description

MSc Sport Management


The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management. The MSc Sport Management has therefore been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry.

At UCFB we bridge the gap between academia and business. Students on our taught postgraduate programmes have significantly more contact time than those at traditional higher education institutions. In parallel to the academic curriculum runs the Complementary CurriculumTM; a journey of professional and personal development through learning and knowledge enhancement activities. The Complementary Curriculum allows access to industry leading guest speakers, industry opportunities and additional certificates such as the Prozone Performance Analysis and Green 4 Solutions Customer Relationship Management and The FA Level 1 and 2 Coaching award.

The MSc Sport Management is suitable for graduates of all disciplines and for professionals working within the sports industry, in management, marketing, operations or other appropriate areas, and who wish to build on that experience through a structured programme of study.

Research projects will be undertaken with an external organisation. UCFB has a wide portfolio of industry contacts who provide opportunities for short term placements and projects for postgraduate students. These include, but are not limited to, leading organisations such as Wembley Stadium, The Football Association (FA), The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), Prozone, Green4Solutions, Aon Sports, The Rugby Football League (RFL), League Football Clubs and Orlando City Soccer Club.

Graduates of the MSc Sport Management programme will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, The University of Northampton.

MSc Sport Management Modules

Our MSc Sport Management modules have been developed in order to give you the best preparation for a leadership career in the wider sports industry.

  • Corporate Strategy in a Sporting Context (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Stadium and Event Management (20 credits)
  • Management of Financial and Human Capital (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Influence in Sport (20 credits)
  • Strategic Sports Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Emerging Themes in Sports Law (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Subject to validation.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements

You will have a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification or an international equivalent. International students that require an IELTS must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, or recognised equivalent). Relevant academic experience in business, marketing or sport is desirable.

Applicants should note that possession of the minimum entry criteria does not in itself guarantee admission.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or whether you require IELTS results, please email with a copy of your most recent CV including nationality, visa status if applicable, and undergraduate degree transcripts. Candidates with a strong CV may qualify for a supplementary admissions interview to support their academic application.


To apply for this programme please download and complete the application form, then return the completed form and relevant documents as instructed to

Relevant documents:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • Personal statement;
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable);
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable);
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. IELTS (if applicable).

For international applications, please also include:

  • Copy of valid passport (which you will use to apply for your Tier 4 visa);
  • Copies of any previous or current UK visas.
  • Subject to validation.

Last updated October 5, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
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