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MSc International Sport Management (21 months)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    21 months

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

The sport industry has changed significantly in recent years but it continues to be a dynamic and innovative working environment, creating challenges and well-paid career opportunities for knowledgeable sport managers.

Graduates of the MSc International Sports Management will have distinctive skill sets with the ability to critically discuss the concepts and key functions of international sport management as well as being able to analyse and evaluate strategy, organisational structures and design, plus organisational behaviour and operations in international, European and UK-based sports organisations.

You will be able to critically discuss the management of resources, the marketing of sport products, the strategic direction of sport organisations and the ethical, environmental and legal issues underpinning international sport management.

Graduates of this course are successfully building international careers in organisations including the International Paralympic Committee, FIBA (the International Basketball Federation), UEFA Euro 2016, Triathlon Australia, British Cycling, PacificSport, Basketball Bundesliga, British Athletics, Liverpool FC, the German Olympic Sport Confederation, the Rugby Football Union, the Hellenic Volleyball Federation, and the Great Run Company.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

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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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