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Register your interest in our new MSc Sport Management course

Scheduled to launch in September 2021 (subject to approval), our Department for Health is launching this new one year, full-time course.

The MSc Sport Management has been co-developed by the Department for Health and the School of Management. This course will cover the diverse theories and methods relevant to the Sport Management industry. The course will draw upon expertise from industry partners to deliver content with real-world application.

Units will be delivered by both the Department for Health and the School of Management, and areas of study are planned to include: 1

  • marketing and promotional culture
  • human resources
  • strategy and entrepreneurship
  • policy evaluation and writing
  • athlete management
  • events management
  • leadership theory and practice

The course will also cover core management concepts and practices focusing on types of business involved in sport and exercise provision.

Who is the course designed for?

If you wish to acquire a critical appreciation of the sports industry and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead organisations affiliated with sport across private, public, and voluntary sectors, this course could be for you.

The course is designed for both recent graduates of sport or management undergraduate degrees, as well as current practitioners working within the sport, exercise or health sectors.

Graduate prospects

This course will prepare graduates for a variety of roles such as:

  • sport development officer
  • sport administrator
  • sport agent
  • sport marketer
  • event manager
  • sport consultancy
  • sport entrepreneurship

Once fully approved, this course will be open for applications in September 2020 to start in September 2021.

Close up image of Dr Andrew Manley standing behind a podium holding a microphone in a conference room
‘Our MSc in Sport Management draws upon academic experts and industry partners to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work within the sports industry and respond to shifting global trends tied to this sector’
Dr Andrew Manley Senior Lecturer in the Department for Health


We are well recognised for the quality of our teaching (2).

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Register your interest Register your interest in this course and keep up-to-date with new developments. We will contact you when the course is officially launched and open for applications.

1 All areas of study are subject to change depending on course approval.Once fully approved, this course will be open for applications in September 2020 to start in September 2021. If you would like to be kept informed with new developments related to this course, please register above.

2 The rankings are based on undergraduate data.