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Sport Management MSc

1 year full-time, starting in September 2021

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.

The MSc Sport Management has been co-developed by the Department for Health and the School of Management. Through the course you'll 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.

You'll also cover core management concepts and practices focusing on types of business involved in sport and exercise provision.

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 you for a variety of roles such as:

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

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2021 and ends in 2022. Welcome week starts on 27 September 2021.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Supervisory team
  • Research project
  • Video materials
  • Interaction and networking
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Real-life case studies

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Presentations
  • Thesis
  • Other
Close up image of Dr Andrew Manley standing behind a podium holding a microphone in a conference room
‘We draw upon academic experts and industry partners to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work within the sports industry and respond to global trends’
Dr Andrew Manley Senior Lecturer in the Department for Health (2020)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Chinese qualifications

A four year Bachelor's degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

American qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Indian qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least a first class.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

South Korean qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Haksa) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 or 3.5 out of 4.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can't see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which:

*provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course

*documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath

*outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations

As part of the admissions process, you may be required to submit a brief (3 minute) video presentation on your desire to study Sport Management at the University of Bath and how this relates to your career ambitions. This admissions requirement is particularly pertinent as communication will be a key criteria for multiple assessments across the course.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Sport Management MSc full-time


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Sport Management
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    THHL-AFM20
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2021
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2021
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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