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Sport Management, Politics and International Development MSc

Loughborough University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The global sport industry is an important, growing and diverse area of employment, particularly in relation to management, development, politics, commerce and governance. This programme prepares you for a career in these and other professional areas within sport and sport-related fields.

Our MSc Sport Management, Politics and International Development will provide you with a strong critical understanding of sport management, sport politics and sport development in an international context. It is taught by our diverse team of staff who are recognised globally for their research and teaching in these areas. Our team is committed to equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work in the global sport industries and in wider sport-related fields of employment.

Our academic staff have undertaken projects with many leading organisations including the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Commission, International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, UK Sport and various United Nations agencies.

In undertaking our MSc, you will be joining the University ranked first in the world for sport-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), and also a welcoming and genuinely international learning environment for postgraduate study. The School’s large community of postgraduate students is typically drawn from over 20 countries, while staff have extensive international training, research and teaching experience.

The programme draws on our strong ties across the sport sector and with sport-related organisations in business, government, and non-profit fields. Key representatives from these organisations will contribute to the programme through guest lectures and/or via supporting other collaborative learning opportunities for postgraduate students, adding further value to your studies.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Sport Management, Politics and International Development addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, social scientific theories and research methods with relevance at local, national and global levels. It will suit students aspiring to pursue careers in different areas of the sport industry, particularly in sport management, sport policy/politics, and sport development, as well as those interested in pursuing further postgraduate research.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,450per year

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

University information

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Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

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    13th out of 105 3

    4th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

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    148 67%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    27th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    7th

    9
  • Entry standards

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    136 66%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

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    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    55.0 55%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

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  • Entry standards

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    151 68%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

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    8

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