Taught course

International Sport Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally candidates will be expected to have a Bachelor degree at 2.2 classification or above in a sport-related subject. Applications are also encouraged from people with other undergraduate subject backgrounds who are passionate about sport, have relevant experience and may be seeking a change in career

Months of entry


Course content

Sport industry expansion necessitates professionalism and the need for on-going career development. The International Sport Management programme integrates underpinning knowledge and industry practice, and engages with sport organisations that have global connections. This unique opportunity to collaborate with our sport partners will help you to develop your ability to think strategically, apply the principles of sport management in an international context and construct solutions to international sport management issues. The programme culminates in a residential visit to an international sport event organisation which provides operational insight, application and reflection of issues facing the international sport industry.

The student mix of returning students and sport practitioners from, literally, all corners of the world creates a stimulating environment for study. An interactive learning atmosphere incorporates the experiences of all in a friendly and supportive manner. The reputation for a high quality student educational experience held by the Department of Sport Development, Management and Coaching has helped graduates to pursue careers in sport organisations such as BOCOG, FIFA, the RFU and Adidas. The International Sport Management programme will help to showcase your abilities making you more attractive to employers for senior positions in the sport sector.

All assessments are applied to the practice of international sport management and examples of these include case studies, real life projects, plans, reports and presentations.

Recent graduates work, quite literally, around the world in various sport management positions across the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. You will enhance your employment prospects in the sport industry as the programme is geared towards learning outcomes with a professional vocational relevance

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-21 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444