A sector that shows no sign of slowing down, the sports industry now requires the personnel with the skills, knowledge and acumen to lead it into the future. From people management to marketing strategy and from event organisation to effective leadership, it’s vital to understand how sport operates.
Location: UCFB Wembley, UCFB Etihad Campus
The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and in-depth knowledge of the principles of sports management.
Powered by UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS), the MSc Sport Management programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior or line management positions within the core functional departments of the sports management industry.
It encompasses the central functions of corporate, senior and operational management including financial management, governance, corporate strategy, strategic marketing and leadership.
The programme 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.
As a capstone to the MSc Sport Management degree, students may have an opportunity to specialise their academic experience by undertaking a research project with a sports organisation, leveraging GIS’ global network of contacts with leading organisations such as The Football Association, BBC Sport, the Rugby Football League, as well as a multitude of football and sporting clubs both domestically and overseas.
Teaching locations for this degree include:
UCFB Etihad Campus
Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue
UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place
In addition to our teaching locations, we also use specialist facilities throughout the academic year as well as additional facilities where required.
“The opportunities available give a completely different edge to your CV that will undoubtedly boost your chances of getting a good job within the sports industry.”
Joan Sospedra, Hispanic Content Manager & Finance Assistant at South Georgia Tormenta FC
Our MSc Sport Management modules have been developed in order.
Financial & Human Capital Management
Strategic Sports Marketing Management
Sustainable Stadium & Event Management
Leadership & Influence in Sport
Corporate Strategy in a Sporting Context
Current Themes in Sports Law
Dissertation & Research Methods
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 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening, or recognised equivalent). Relevant academic experience in business, marketing or sport is desirable.
Applicants will be expected to participate in and pass an Academic led interview with senior members of the GIS team, as well as submitting an outstanding personal statement and highly supportive academic and professional references.
Interviews can be held over Skype or at our UCFB Wembley campus, successful applicants will be invited to attend one of our interview sessions following a review of their application.
If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or whether you require IELTS results, please email email@example.com 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.
UCFB cannot currently sponsor non-EU students’ visas.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if:
You are a British citizen
You are a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland
You have a visa to stay in the UK for another purpose that allows you to study
If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also study one of our Online postgraduate degrees.
Relevant documents for EU, UK and international applications:
Completed and signed application form;
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).
How to apply
To apply for this programme please complete the application form, then return the completed form and relevant documents as instructed to email@example.com.
The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and in-depth knowledge of the principles of sport management. The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the sport management industry, spanning business development, marketing, finance, operations and media.
82% of Masters graduates are working in the football and sports industry within six months of graduating.