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MSc Sport Management, LOUGHBOROUGH

The programme prepares you for a sport management career as a policy maker or manager. It is taught jointly by the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Business School.

Sport provision is a major industry in most countries, and sport resources are in great demand.

Strong links exist with practitioners in the management field, and staff have conducted research for a range of respected organisations including the Sports Councils, the International Olympic Committee, and the European Commission. Many projects are undertaken in collaboration with outside organisations.

Candidates with work experience are encouraged to apply, as are younger graduates of high academic quality.

Entry Qualification

A good honours degree (2:1 or, for non-UK degrees an average of 82% for the degree, or GPA of 3.2) or equivalent in a wide range of subjects. In exceptional circumstances applicants who fall below these requirements but have appropriate work experience may be considered.


Semester 1
Sport Markets and Industries
Managing Service Quality in Sport
Managerial Economics
Management of Human Resources
Research Methods for Sport Management

Semester 2
Sport Management: Theory and Practice
Introduction to Financial Management
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
Sport Management Individual Project (Summer)

MSc modules require between 100 and 300 hours of study, including contact hours, depending on the credit weighting of the module.

Careers and Further Study

Typical destinations include health and fitness/ facility management, sport and leisure consultancies, sports development officers, local authority sport and leisure officers, Sports Council officers, national sport federation officers.

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