Taught course

Sport Development

Solent University Southampton · School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher.

  • If you are a current industry practitioner in the UK or overseas and do not meet the standard entry requirements but can show evidence of substantial experience and related qualifications, then please contact the course leader for an informal discussion.

Months of entry


Course content

Make an impact in your community and help develop the future of sport on this unique sport development programme. You'll build a strong grounding in the principles of sport policy and sport development. You'll be encouraged to put this into practice through work placement and volunteering opportunities with one of our many local partners.

Throughout the core modules, you’ll be encouraged to critically apply theories, concepts and frameworks in sport development and sport policy, as well as analyse key approaches to monitoring and evaluation for sport and health interventions.

Through debates and critical evaluation of the local, national and international context of sport and health, you’ll explore the role of sport in addressing broader social change outcomes, along with the role of physical activity in public health agendas.

Guest speakers, from industry, will be used to spark debate about the challenges in the sport and health sector. You’ll be encouraged to think critically about the complex reasons for inactivity, developing knowledge and empathy for inactive communities.

You’ll also be able to tailor the course towards your own specific career ambitions, selecting topics within modules and tailoring assessments accordingly. Research informed teaching is embedded at Solent and is a key element of the course curriculum on this master’s programme.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 with no component score below 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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 coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

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