MSc in Sport Management

University of Stirling

Program Description

MSc in Sport Management

University of Stirling

MSc in Sport Management

Sport Management is an exciting degree that will help you develop your career in the sport industry. It has been designed to meet the industry’s need for well-qualified managers who can combine management and financial skills with specialist knowledge of sport. The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Course objectives

The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to evaluate the dynamic environment in which sport organisations in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors strive to flourish, and to apply your developing knowledge and management skills to meet the inherent sport management challenges.

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include: strategic management, finance, research methods, professional practice and integrated sport management studies. You will also have the opportunity to widen or deepen your knowledge through selection of two option modules.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate recent changes in sport participation and policies, and their implications for sport management practices.
  • apply management theory to the context of managing sport organisations.
  • conduct research into sport issues relevant to managing and developing sport organisations and events.

Structure and content

You can study either full-time or part-time to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc levels.

You must attain 180 SCQF points to be awarded an MSc in Sport Management. You will achieve this by successfully completing the following modules:

  • Principles of Management in Sport (30 credits)
  • Sports Finance (15 credits)
  • Sport Management Integrated Studies (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Research Methods for Sport (15 credits)
  • Sport Event Management (15 credits)
  • One module from within the School of Sport postgraduate courses or by agreement with the School (15 credits)

You will be expected to undertake 30 hours of professional practice during your studies as part of the Sport Management Integrated Studies module.

You will have the chance to work on case studies, learn from people in the business and to develop specific interests through a research dissertation.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate recent changes in sport participation and policies, and their implications for sport management practices.
  • apply management theory to the context of managing sport organisations.
  • conduct research into sport issues relevant to managing and developing sport organisations and events.

Delivery and assessment

Management concepts and theories will be delivered through traditional lecturing methods. Theory will be applied to practice through case study analysis, discussion with sport management practitioners, seminars and research. You will acquire ‘softer’ management skills such as problem-solving, team-working, leadership, analysis, evaluation and presentation through a range of learning activities, and which are essential if you are to become an effective manager. The modules are assessed by coursework only and designed to encourage students to link theory to professional practice.

Career opportunities

Gaining this degree will prepare you for sport management jobs with a local authority, a commercial organisation or with a voluntary sport organisation such as a governing body of sport.

A key benefit of this course is the opportunity to gain expert management knowledge that can be applied to a wider range of industrial sectors than just sport.

Fees

  • 2016/17 Overseas £13,950
  • 2016/17 Home/EU £4,500
  • 2015/16 Overseas £13,500
  • 2015/16 Home/EU £4,500

Academic requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 16, 2016
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