Taught course

Sport Management

University of Chester · Warrington School of Management

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Entry requirements

A first degree in a complementary area, usually 2:2 honours or above, and/or suitable work experience, is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

The business of sport extends throughout nations and across the globe – from merchandising to charity fundraising and leisure to societal health improvement. This course is designed to develop people who can lead, manage and develop sport-related operations to professional standards.

Why study Sport Management with us?

Sport is not only a global business but also a key device in improving and developing society and bringing about change for individuals, groups and communities. Professional management and leadership in this field are essential to ensure that the maximum benefits are realised from sport activities, whether for commercial pursuits, competition, lifestyle or social development. This course provides a blend of critical management theory with an understanding of sport development and leadership in a range of contexts.

At Warrington Campus we have great connections to sporting organisations, including the Warrington Wolves Rugby League club, who train on site.

How will I be taught?

This course is taught by the University’s Chester Business School @ Warrington and the Department of Sports and Community Engagement located on Warrington Campus.

You will have access to contemporary practical IT suites located on Warrington Campus, including 24/7 access to the onsite library.

For a full-time student, there are ten to 12 contact hours per week via lectures, seminars, tutorials and tutor surgery sessions, and you will be expected to undertake a similar number of hours of private study per week. Contact hours for part-time students will be on a pro-rata basis.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of project work, written presentations and a research report.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Warrington School of Management