Taught course

Sport Leadership and Professional Development

University of Central Lancashire · School of Sport and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are a recognised British Honours degree (or its equivalent- at the level of lower second class or above).

Students with non-standard qualifications or who have extensive work experience within appropriate sport and education settings will be considered on a case by case basis and are encouraged to apply. We may need to interview non-standard applicants.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Master of Research degree in Sport Leadership and Professional Development is a course aimed at current and aspiring sport and education professionals that are leading people and/or projects. Alongside gaining a unique qualification you will develop your critical thinking skills so that you are best placed to evaluate the work that you lead.

As a leader of people or projects you and your work-related practice will take centre stage throughout the duration of your Master’s degree. Experienced staff members will guide your development and encourage you to think about the effectiveness of your practice and how to develop strategies to ensure that you and your organisation achieve your ambitions.

With a focus on strategic sport leadership, the reflective sport leader and leading research/ work based evaluation, the course aims to provide you with the confidence to analyse sport and education related practices and to equip you with further knowledge and skills for a successful career in contemporary sports environments.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the language. The normal minimum standard required is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400