Taught course

Management, Law and Humanities of Sport: The FIFA Master

De Montfort University · School of Humanities

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Entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree or equivalent and a high level of fluency in written and spoken English. At least two-three years work experience is expected. In addition, a proven interest or involvement in sport, previous professional experience, good motivation and reason for doing the course, and an international outlook will all be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

This award winning and highly regarded course covers all the major issues facing national and international sports organisations. It has been ranked the number one postgraduate sports management course in Europe for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by SportsBusiness International and is designed to prepare you for the increasingly complex world of sport management.

With over 15 years of experience, the FIFA Master has grown to become one of the most respected programmes focused on developing all-round managers for international sport business. Course lecturers are some of the leading authorities in the study of sport and guest lecturers include speakers from top organisations in world sport.

Each year a group of 30 students from around 22 different countries take the course. The first module on the Humanities of Sport is provided by the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC) at De Montfort University. The second module in Sports Management is delivered by SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy. The final module on Sports Law is offered by Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Overall co-ordination is provided by the Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) in Switzerland. Guest speakers and an extensive field visit programme add to your learning experience.

Teaching is a combination of lectures, seminars, guest lectures and visits to sporting organisations. On average there are around five hours of teaching each day of the course, although ample time is given for preparing presentations, assessments and exams. Assessment is carried out in a variety of ways, including written exams, oral exams, project work and group presentations. The final assessment is a group project. Depending on the institution, the exams either take place on fixed dates throughout the module, or they are all taken at the end of the module. You must pass all modules of the course to graduate.

Graduates of the course have gone on to secure jobs in a wide variety of top sporting organisations including the International Olympic Committee, FIFA, FIBA, Adidas, MLS, UEFA and the Sauber F1 Team, for example.

Information for international students

Scholarships and funding is available visit http://www.cies.ch/ for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Dissertation20 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Ms Aude Baraglioli