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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This full time master's programme is designed for those with ambitious sport management dreams. Past graduates have gone on to roles within major sporting leagues, global sport's branding and international sporting events.

We take a dynamic, employment led approach to advanced study with this sport management master's course. You are welcome to apply from any background or discipline, whether you are looking to refine your management expertise with a sport focus, or if you are looking for a completely new career path.

You will cover the disciplines of human resource management, marketing, finance and strategy. You will also learn how they apply to global sports organisations and events. You will learn the adaptable, creative and solutions focused approach that will prepare you for an exciting career in sports management.

We will connect you directly to networks of international, national and regional sport. The international reputation of this course means that you are provided with privileged access to key decision makers in the sporting world. You will have the opportunity to network and lay the foundations for your future career, from the very beginning.

You will be offered unique and exciting opportunities, such as an international field visits. Previous visits have been to Switzerland, home of the International Olympic Committee and many of the world’s leading international sport federations. This inspiring experience will show you just how far the application of your master’s degree can take you.

This is a long standing programme which boasts excellent industry connections. You will graduate with comprehensive management skills, which can be applied to a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Your Career

A career in sport attracts the very best of managers. Throughout this course you will acquire and apply the knowledge and skills required by the international sport industry. The skills and attributes that you will gain are applicable to any dynamic career in business and management.

The sport industry has changed significantly in recent years but it continues to be an innovative working environment. Knowledgeable sport managers will always have fresh challenges and well-paid career opportunities.

Our graduates achieve high levels of employment in global, graduate level jobs. This is largely down to our strong employment focus and industry connections. You will be encouraged and supported in finding opportunities for volunteering and employment within the University sport department.

Graduates of this course will have a distinctive skill set. You will have the ability to critically discuss the concepts and key functions of international sport management. You will also be able to analyse and evaluate strategy, organisational structures and design. In addition you will cover organisational behaviour and operations in international, European and UK-based sports companies.

You will also cover the management of resources including; the marketing of sport products, the strategic direction of sport organisations and the ethical environmental and legal issues underpinning international sport management.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

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