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MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate Sports Management

Hartpury University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Centre Hartpury

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

The role of a successful sports manager is changing, as new technologies, organisational cultures and social trends influence best practice. This degree has been designed to meet modern industry demands, focusing on the application of theory to practice across a range of sports management and business settings.

A professional learning environment

You’ll benefit from our professional sporting focus – we have successful sports businesses on site including our Championship Hartpury University RFC team, performance Sports Academies and an international equestrian events centre. As part of our Hartpury Sports Business Hub we have outstanding partnerships with professional sports clubs and organisations across the world.

Your sports business consultancy project

You’ll have unique access to leading academic and industry experts within the Hartpury Sports Business Hub; students on the MSc will also be supported to deliver their own sports consultancy project in collaboration with one of our industry partners or their own workplace, enabling them to find a solution to a pressing industry challenge. Partners include the likes of Cheltenham Racecourse, England Rugby, Cheltenham Town FC and more.

A flexible management qualification

This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a management-level career in a range of different sectors – from sports marketing and consultancy agencies to national governing bodies, leisure providers and charitable sectors. With both full and part-time learning options, you could study alongside existing employment or other commitments. As a graduate, you'll be equipped to meet the skills demands of the sports industry.

How you'll study

We're committed to supporting you to fulfil your unique potential while you're here so that you can achieve your personal and professional goals.

Your support network

You'll benefit from a strong support network from day one. This will range from your lecturers, supervisors and personal tutor to our specialist academic (Achievement and Success Centre), employability (Innovation, Careers and Enterprise) and wellbeing teams.

Your learning experiences

You'll experience a range of teaching methods to strengthen your understanding of topics, including lectures, workshops and practical sessions.

This degree is focused on developing your employability skills; you’ll apply theory to practice in real-world settings at every opportunity to inform your own sports management practice or future career.

Your Sports Business Consultancy Project

As an MSc student, your contribution to the Hartpury Sports Business Hub will enable you to develop professional relationships with external business as part of your project.

Alongside our own Championship rugby team and performance Sports Academies, which run in a similar way to professional clubs, you’ll have access to a diverse range of high profile organisations, such as Cheltenham Racecourse, England Rugby, Cheltenham Town Football Club, GB Rowing, Pentathlon GB and Olympic champion equestrian coaches and athletes.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

Hartpury University

  • Campus address

    University Centre Hartpury, Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    119 54%

    56th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    50th

    15

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