Taught course

International Sport Management

University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a 2:1 degree classification in either a sport or related discipline. Students who hold a relevant degree classification of either 2:2 (or below), or, a non-related degree will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate experience of work within the field. Applicants should be able to demonstrate academic capability for study at this level and strong interest and commitment in the relevant disciplines.

See the University website for comprehensive entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is aimed at graduates aspiring to work in sports business or management positions in the world’s most exciting industry, and professionals working in sport organisations who want to expand their management skills and knowledge to improve their career prospects.

This is an exciting programme putting you at the heart of the learning experience. You will challenge and critique current issues and debates of leadership, sponsorship, global events and the governance of sport. You will blend academic scholarship and applied practice through engagement with guest speakers and sports organisations with an international profile.

Key features

  • Future-focused through applied sports business practices
  • Student-driven assessments
  • International field visit (Tampa, Florida in 2017 & 2018)
  • Networking opportunities via guest speakers and The Future of Sport Conference


The teaching strategy is eclectic enabling you to gain the necessary underpinning theoretical knowledge and research that will allow active exploration, reflection and critical evaluation of own perceptions and knowledge. This approach develops your ability to be an autonomous and self-directed learner with the confidence to manage your own learning.

Action learning involves the use of ‘real-life’ problems and scenarios; these are integrated into the workshops and other face-to-face sessions. Guest speaker input, visits to sports organisations and an international field visit add depth and ‘real’ world insights to enable the contextual understanding and critical perspectives presented throughout the programme.

Information for international students

The IELTS score for international students is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855111