Taught course

Sports Management

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a Sport, Business or Management subject. Applicants who hold a non-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you're keen to take your career in sport further, getting a Master's qualification in Sports Management can add valuable expertise and skills to your portfolio that will help you lead, plan and deliver results in the industry.

On this MSc Sports Management degree course, you'll learn the theory and practice of sports management and build on your knowledge and understanding of sports science. You'll develop your leadership skills from a sports management context too.

And once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in sports management and associated health and fitness industries.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:
  • Develop skills in people management and leadership
  • Study topics such as the Sports Business Industry, and The Principles, Practice and Governance in Management
  • Carry out research investigating issues within the sports management sector
  • Have access to our library's electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and newspapers
  • Learn in our biomechanics, physiology, psychology and kinanthropometry labs, with professional facilities including:
    • 3 climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude
    • an immersion pool
    • a swimming flume
    • an automated tracking system
    • visual 3D software

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the sports management industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

It's estimated that the global sports industry is worth over £110 billion, and it's growing. When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, and the health and fitness sectors.

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • National governing bodies
  • Sports agencies
  • Local authorities
  • UK Sport
  • NHS
  • Primary care trusts
  • County Sports Partnership

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,500 Part time: £3,750 p/a* *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time: £13,900 Part time: £6,950 p/a* *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

1 year full time with mandatory work based learning element, 2 years part time with mandatory work based learning element

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566