Taught course

Sport & Physical Activity (Executive Leadership)

University of Bedfordshire · School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

Governments are increasingly calling on sport and physical activity to contribute to wider social outcomes such as improving physical health, supporting mental wellbeing and creating vibrant communities. Delivering on this agenda requires innovation and creativity. Taking a reflective, analytical and research-based approach, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills, and inspire you to think differently about how organisations in sport and physical activity respond to the challenges set and how they can best deliver pioneering solutions. In doing so, the course supports you in developing your executive leadership skills, and will offer the professional and personal development required for you to take the next step and become an industry leader.

Key features

  • Benefit from our links with Sport England, governing bodies, active partnerships, employers and European partners to further develop your personal and professional network
  • Learn from a team with a wide range of expertise and experience in specific subject areas such as sport, leisure and physical activity

Career opportunities

The primary focus is to provide you with the opportunity to develop a career in the sport and physical activity sector. However, the managerial and applied focus of the programme provides numerous transferable skills that can be related to a variety of service industries.

Areas of study may include:

  • Behavioural science and public health
  • Contemporary sports policy
  • Critical issues in sport and physical activity
  • Leadership principles and practice

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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