MA Programs in Sport

Compare 9 MA Programs in Sport

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Students seeking to continue their education after finishing their undergraduate program should consider taking a master's degree program, a great way to kick-start your career in whatever field you are interested.

What is an MA in Sport? Technically, any area relating to professional sports falls into this category, but the most common aspect the master program relates to is the business and management side. There are many different specializations you can focus on, including marketing, policy, sociology of sport, physiology, and more general forms of management. Less common uses for the degree could be biology and anatomy research in relation to injury to help make sports safer.

There are many disciplines that this course of study pulls from, so there are many benefits to taking this program. First of all, it is a very accessible form of business, and it is easier to succeed in this area than in traditional business schools. Also, courses usually prioritize critical thinking, communication, and a practical attitude.

There are many factors that determine how much studying sports costs. Primarily, the university, program, and even country you study in will affect the expenses. Before enrolling, take a look at all of the options to find the environment that will foster successful education for you.

Because professional sports are so prominent across the globe, there is a high demand for graduates no matter where you study. Frequent career opportunities include sales, public relations, media and communications, event and athletic management, sports development, sports marketing, and policy. The sports industry is one of the largest in the world, so there are many openings for high-salary jobs.

If you are interested in sports, you might consider making a career out of it. The place to start is getting an MA in Sport. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Cultural Diplomacy and International Music/Events (Including Sports Events)

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time 12 months January 2019 Germany Berlin United Kingdom Scotland + 2 more

The one year MA degrees in Cultural Diplomacy and InternationalMusic/ Events are one-year programmes offered by the University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. [+]

One Year MA Programme in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy One Year MA Programme in International Events & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree Programmes are offered by the University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

About The MA Degree in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy

The opportunity exists to create a programme to educate professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music. These individuals may be involved in planning and co-coordinating the staging of international live events (International music festivals, opening ceremonies for international sports events), recording or broadcast of international music projects (War Child charity, Eurovision Song Contest) or managing long-running cross-border / cross-cultural initiatives (Nerve Centre in Derry, British Council music events).... [-]


M.A. Olympic Studies

Olympic Studies Centre Cologne
Campus Part time 2 years March 2018 Germany Cologne

The international part-time program Master of Arts (M.A.) Olympic Studies, which is officially supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is a fully validated Master degree program that implements a high-level, interdisciplinary curriculum in Olympic Studies. The program aims at fostering the links between the academic and the Olympic world. [+]

The international part-time program Master of Arts (M.A.) Olympic Studies is a fully validated Master degree program that implements a high-level, interdisciplinary curriculum in Olympic Studies. The program aims at fostering the links between the academic and the Olympic world.

The Olympic Studies Centre of the German Sports University Cologne (OSC Cologne) is the main operational institution of the program and is responsible for all of the course’s organizational and overall academic elements. Professor Dr. Stephan Wassong, Director of the OSC Cologne, is the Program Leader of the M.A. Olympic Studies and a member of the IOC’s Olympic Education Commission. In the delivery of the teaching modules, the OSC Cologne cooperates with several Olympic Studies Centres worldwide, such as the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), Loughborough University (United Kingdom) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).... [-]


Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. [+]

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport.

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.

Course Content

Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment and current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real-life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high-quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. ... [-]


MA/PgD/PgC in Sport, Body & Society

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 60 months August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in the assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases, students' crafting of these ideas is applied to future career aspirations. [+]

The body politic has become ever more significant and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in the assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases, students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations.

Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Sports

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas. [+]

Contents and areas of focus:

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas.

Science-orientation:

The central emphasis here is on the provision of deeper knowledge about both quantitative and qualitative methods for empirical social research. These are supplemented which sports studies relevant reflective knowledge concerning the cultural history, ethics and aesthetics of sports.

Vocational field orientation:

The programme of study offers the option of vocational field specific deepening, either in the field of sports education or sports sociology. Experiences in possible areas of activity are gathered as part of 300 hours long vocational practical programme.... [-]


Master of International Sport & Event Management

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2018 Germany Hamburg Berlin Region Iserlohn + 2 more

You intend to obtain a Master's degree to improve your career opportunities? It is your goal to attain a leading position in International Sports Management, Event Management or Marketing Management? [+]

Event Management is an industry with its own rulebook: The challenges of international sporting events require a particular set of skills. The master’s degree program in International Sport & Event Management offers an interdisciplinary, international education that prepares you for managerial roles in sport, event, and marketing management. All the main branches and fields of the industry are covered. Special highlights include case studies, seminars, and projects with partners from the world of business and science.

Our international focus is reinforced by an optional semester abroad, for which you can gain an additional academic degree (complementary international degree: MBA in Sports Management or a master’s degree in International Business).... [-]


Master of Arts: Sports Communication and Media Promotions

Sacred Heart University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Fairfield + 1 more

With academic/professional tracks in Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions, the Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media is specifically designed from a humanities tradition to showcase multimedia production and capitalize on Sacred Heart University’s ideal geographic location in the heart of the US sports media industry. [+]

The Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media (SCM) program prepares students for the myriad responsibilities of the sports media profession in the 21st century. SCM students learn the advanced professional skills necessary to communicate effectively across a variety of sports media platforms.

SCM offers two different track options in sports broadcasting (SB) and athletic communications and promotion (ACP). Each track will teach you how to plan, create and distribute multimedia productions for publication and broadcast.

Graduate students in the SCM program will acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue careers in the digital world of athletic communications and sports broadcasting while developing a theoretical, aesthetic and historical understanding of the professional communication fields.... [-]


MA in Sport and Health Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Canada Vancouver + 1 more

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. [+]

MA in Sport and Health Psychology

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. In the Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology (MACSH) program, you’ll obtain a foundation in the theories and methods of counseling psychology related to maximizing clients’ health and sports performance. The program’s training will enable you to work in a variety of areas, including obesity prevention and treatment, exercise promotion and adherence, prevention of select diseases, athlete performance enhancement, and more.... [-]


MA Sports Management

Hartpury College, University of West England
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Gloucester + 1 more

These postgraduate programmes were developed in conjunction with the Bristol Business School and provide students with the opportunity to explore the concept [+]

MA/ PgCert/ PgDip Sports Management

These postgraduate programmes were developed in conjunction with the Bristol Business School and provide students with the opportunity to explore the concept of Sports Management. The MA delivers, from an academic perspective, the development of a conceptual understanding of the processes that underpin the effective management of sports services and events. This is done through the identification of clients’ needs, the application of financial and human resources and the development of business proposals and plans.

The programme comprises both taught modules and a management dissertation (incorporating research methods) which are coherently structured to afford students the opportunity to build on pure business principles and apply them to Sports Management.... [-]