University of Portsmouth

MSc Sport Management

If you're keen to take your career in sport further, getting a Master's qualification in Sport Management can add valuable expertise and skills to your portfolio that will help you lead, plan and deliver results in the industry.

On this MSc Sport Management degree course, you'll learn the theory and practice of sport management and build on your knowledge and understanding of sports science. You'll develop your leadership skills from a sport management context too.

And once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in sport management and associated health and fitness industries

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a Sport, Business or Management subject. Applicants who hold a non-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For those who do not hold a degree or relevant professional qualification, extensive experience together with evidence of scholarly ability will be required.


English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


Career Prospects

It's estimated that the global sports industry is worth over £110 billion, and it's growing. When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, and the health and fitness sectors.

What can you do with a Sport Management degree?

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • National governing bodies
  • Sports agencies
  • Local authorities
  • UK Sport
  • NHS
  • Primary care trusts
  • County Sports Partnership

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Course Details

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.

In the event that you are unable to complete the 180 credits for the award of MSc, there are two additional exit awards:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) which is obtained if you have successfully completed 60 credits.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) which is obtained if you have successfully completed 120 credits.

Full-time (1 year)
Global Sport Event Management
Managing Human Resources in Sport
MSc Research Development nad Practice
Principles, Practice and Governance in Sports Management
Strategic Leadership in Sport

Part-time (2 years)
Core modules currently in year 1 include:
Managing Human Resources in Sport
Strategic Leadership in Sport
Core modules currently in year 2 include:
Global Sport Event Management
MSc Research Development nad Practice
Principles, Practice and Governance in Sports Management

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