Course Overview

This is a contemporary programme targeted at professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who wish to develop their leadership practice and/or seek new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates as well as international students seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential (via a supervised placement or consulting internship) and who wish to study at Wales's premier University for sport.

Learning & Teaching

Students will normally experience both tutor-led learning (interactive lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials) and self-directed methods of learning; emphasis is placed upon the skills of increased independence and critical reflection encouraging positive attitudes towards lifelong learning. Students also have access to a nominated personal tutor (usually their Programme Director) throughout their time as a Postgraduate student in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences.

Modules are not primarily delivered through e-learning but are well supported by the various learning and assessment tools available on the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). The VLE is extensively used in the school to make learning material and resources available. In additional VLE is also used in both formative and summative assessments and finally to communicate with students. Students also receive support via email as well as face-to-face assistance as appropriate.

Employability & Careers

The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to be competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these.

The Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences has always seen the employability of its postgraduates as one of the central themes that inform the design and delivery of our programmes. This remains the case for the MSc Sport Management and Leadership programme.

Generally, many of our modes of delivery, class-based tasks and assessment strategies enable students to experience the context, case formulation and skills associated with the work-based environment of a contemporary sport manager or leader within a controlled and safe educational setting.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Sport Management and Leadership are expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  • An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in an appropriate subject.
  • Non-graduates will be considered provided the candidate has substantial and extensive work experience in sport management and held a position of responsibility or relevance to the course.
  • For non-UK applicants, the minimum IELTS English Language requirement for this programme is 6.5 (with 6.0 in each individual element) or equivalent.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
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1 - 4 years
13,000 GBP
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