Taught course

Sport Management

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in sports science or a social science discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Sport is a truly global and rapidly expanding industry that uniquely unites commercial, public and third-sector stakeholders. Our master's in sports management gives you the skills and knowledge to work in this exciting arena.

This programme has a broad appeal. It will interest students with a background in sport who want to learn about the business side of sport; it will equally appeal to students with some business and management knowledge who want to specialise in the particularities of the sport industry.

Our MSc Sports Management is co-taught by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (currently ranked 1st in the world for sports-related subjects) and the School of Business and Economics (a triple accredited and UK leading business school). Our teaching is informed by internationally leading research and will develop your skills in marketing, organisational management, finance and accounting. It will also provide thorough analysis of the key strategic challenges facing sport, and the impact of sport on wider society.

Our academic staff are renowned internationally and have conducted research for a range of respected organisations including Sport England, Premier League and Football League clubs, the International Olympic Committee and the European Commission.

Key study areas include global sport marketing and media, sport policy governance and law, economics of innovation in the sport industry, management of human resources, research methods and skills for sport managers, accounting, strategic management, and more.

You will address topics such as professional sport marketing strategies, new sport policies, and the governance of sport federations. You will develop strong team working skills through regular group work, skills which are paramount for a successful career in the global sport industry. You will have the opportunity to experience applied elements in the degree, which will develop your practical skills to work in the industry internationally.

With strong links between the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and various sport management practitioners across the UK, we host guest speakers who present interesting and relevant insights and provide opportunities for you to network with key players in the sport industry.

Our Sport Management MSc typically attracts students from over 20 different countries around the world, so you'll be a part of a vibrant and diverse postgraduate learning community, with a shared interest in the business of sport.

You will also be able to enjoy the “Loughborough experience”, being located on our vibrant East Midlands campus which hosts top class sporting facilities and provides an attractive, high quality teaching and learning environment.

Who should study this programme?

If you're looking to develop the knowledge and skills appropriate to a critical understanding of, and a capacity to work within, the contemporary sport sector, then our MSc Sports Management is ideal.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302