Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sport Management MSc Course Details within Loughborough University

Course Fees
UK/EU £6,600; International £14,950
Contact Name
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Sport Management MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time (part-time available)

This programme prepares you for a career in sport management. It is taught jointly by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. You will benefit from the expertise of our diverse teaching staff who are focused on equipping you with the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly expanding global sports industry.

Programme information

The staff are internationally recognised for their contribution to sport management research, and have conducted research for a range of respected organisations including Sport England, the International Olympic Committee, and the European Commission.

The Masters in Sport Management class usually consists students from around 20 different countries from around the world, so you will be learning from, and with, a truly international cohort.

Strong links exist between the School and practitioners in UK sport management. Students regularly complete assignments and case studies on professional sport clubs and international mega event organisation. Guest speakers present interesting and relevant case studies and provide an opportunity for students to network. Many research projects are undertaken in collaboration with sport organisations.

Candidates with work experience are encouraged to apply, as are younger graduates of high academic quality.

Core study areas include sport markets and industries, managing service quality in sport, economics of sport and leisure, management of human resources, research methods for sport management, sport management: theory and practice, introduction to financial management, marketing management, strategic management, and a research project.

Module details

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Sport Markets and Industries
  • Managing Service Quality in Sport
  • Economics of Sport and Leisure
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Research Methods for Sport Management

Semester 2

  • Sport Management: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management


  • Project

Entry Requirements

For British students, an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in sports science or social science discipline.

For overseas students, a degree equivalent to a British upper second class honours degree.

Programme Assessment

The Sport Management Masters uses a range of assessment techniques. Students are asked to complete group presentations, marketing plans and essays. Exams do feature for some modules. The final, major piece of assessment is the Research Project. Each student is assigned a supervisor, and constructs a real research projects aimed at producing new knowledge about an area of sport management they are interested in. Sport marketing, management, economics and policy projects are all popular.

Student Destinations

Loughborough Sport Management graduates are known around the world for their engagement in the sport sector. After graduation, many of our international students return to their countries to provide strategic, professional skills to sport organisations. Many of our graduates move into professional football organisations in a range of roles. Other typical roles include sport marketing managers, health and fitness / facility managers, sport and leisure consultants, sports development officers, local authority sport and leisure officers, and national sport federation officers. Some graduates go on to undertake PhD research as a gateway into academic or high level policy positions.