Taught course

Sport Management

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A lower second class Honours degree or better (or equivalent professional qualification). Applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications but who have an appropriate level of relevant experience in sport and management may also be admitted. For applicants who do not hold the normal academic qualifications, it is recommended that they contact the University prior to submitting their formal application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Sport Management is an exciting degree that will help you develop your career in the sport industry. It has been designed to meet the industry’s need for well-qualified managers who can combine management and financial skills with specialist knowledge of sport. Successful completion will help you attain full membership of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to evaluate the dynamic environment in which sport organisations in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors strive to flourish, and to apply your developing knowledge and management skills to meet the inherent sport management challenges.

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include: strategic management, finance, research methods, professional practice and integrated sport management studies. You will also have the opportunity to widen or deepen your knowledge through selection of two option modules.

Accreditation

Course Objectives

The Course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to evaluate the dynamic environment in which sport organisations in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors strive to flourish, and to apply your developing knowledge and management skills to meet the inherent sport management challenges.

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include: strategic management, finance, research methods, professional practice and integrated sport management studies. You will also have the opportunity to widen or deepen your knowledge through selection of two option modules.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate recent changes in sport participation and policies, and their implications for sport management practices.
  • apply management theory to the context of managing sport organisations.
  • conduct research into sport issues relevant to managing and developing sport organisations and events.

Fees and funding

For information on possible sources of funding, visit: http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

A limited number of SAAS funded loans may be available for successful Scottish and EU applicants to this programme. For further information visit:

SAAS Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Sport Postgraduate Recruitment Team
Email
sportpostgrad@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 466498