Taught course

Sport Policy, Management and International Development

Institution
University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Work experience (paid or voluntary) in sport management is desirable, but not essential.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc provides an understanding of key concepts invaluable for employment and critical engagement across all sport sectors. The programme examines the commercialised and mediatised world of professional sport, and the realms of community recreation and physical activity.

Recognising that sport managers operate in a highly politicised environment, the programme reviews the role of government policy in shaping sporting opportunities and sport’s contribution to social policy agendas.

The programme critically assesses sport’s contribution to government social policy concerns (such as crime prevention, health improvement, education attainment, community building), and its role in conflict resolution, gender empowerment, disease prevention and poverty reduction in different parts of the world. It critically analyses a wide range of sport policy and sport management issues in the UK and compares these with experiences across a wide range of countries.

You will focus on management issues in contemporary sport organisations, the media’s role in sport management debates, and sport marketing and communications concepts.

The programme also explores fundamental aspects of research methods and links these to sport management concerns. Your understanding is enhanced through the extensive involvement of local and national sport organisations.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
educationpg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 3121