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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Sports Business Management degree is designed to enable you to make a significant contribution to the dynamic and complex global sports industry. The course will develop and enhance students’ business management knowledge and skills. It is completely taught within the sport context by staff with sport management and consultancy experience. Graduates of the programme have gone on to work for a range of UK and international sports organisations or they have enhanced their practice as experienced sports industry professionals. A strong philosophy of the MSc is to be intellectually and academically stimulating but clearly focused on the vocational needs of the industry, generating practitioners who can challenge and develop existing practices. The course is suitable for existing sports professionals and those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to have a career in sport business management.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Assessment on each of the modules is designed to maximise the students’ learning in relation to both subject-specific knowledge and understanding and wider skills, including communication, problem solving and teamwork. Assessment types include reports, consultancy projects, essays, oral and multimedia presentations, debates and a dissertation.

Opportunities

An integral part of the course is relating theory to practice and this can be undertaken in new sports industry settings or in your current workplace. We encourage students to consider the implications of relevant management theory and where possible to review the potential impact on the sports industry in the UK and internationally.

As part of the course we work with a range of external sporting agencies to support our work and this provides an invaluable networking opportunity for our master’s students.

Our students can complete a final dissertation, or they can opt to write a journal article with a view to being published in a relevant academic or trade publication. Graduates from the course have obtained positions within the private/commercial, public and voluntary sectors in sport in a range of management and academic roles.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

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