University of Portsmouth - MSc Sport Management

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

This course focuses on career advancement in the sport management sector, introducing themes such as funding, policy, and strategy. It includes modules in professional development, strategic leadership, and governance to enhance transferable skills, allowing graduates to work in senior roles in human resources and event management. Graduates have gone on to roles such as general deputy director, operations manager, community sports manager, PR and communications head, marketing manager, chief executive, consultant, fitness instructor, industrial placement coordinator, marketing assistant, and sport lecturer. They have worked for companies like Rugby Football Union, Ironman Group, West Ham United Football Club, Newcastle United Football Club, Reading Football Club, Portsmouth Football Club, Fulham Football Club, Norwich Football Club, Hampshire County Cricket, Lawn Tennis Association, Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens, The Soccer Conclave, Rugby League World Cup, TikTok, and Hong Kong Darts Federation.

Course Details

Master's degree students may face more demands due to work or family responsibilities. The course structure recommends full-time students allocate 37 hours per week to their studies, equivalent to a full-time job, and part-time students allocate around 18 hours per week. The course includes teaching time, course work, independent learning, and assessments. On-campus teaching takes place on Thursdays and Fridays over two teaching blocks (September to January and January to May). From May onwards, the focus is on the development and realization of a Research Development and Practice project.
Master's study is deeper and more specialized than an undergraduate degree, allowing students to focus on something that matters to them and their career. Independent study and research are more common than in an undergraduate degree, but teaching time is mostly in-person and face-to-face. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. Support materials are available in Moodle, but all teaching is on-campus and in-person.
Assessment involves essays, industry reports, reflective accounts, professional presentations, projects, and portfolios. Students can test their skills and knowledge informally before undergoing formal assessments that count towards their final mark. Feedback on practice and formal assessments is available for future improvement.

Course Modules

Economics and Finance for Sport Managers - 30 credits
Global Sport Event Management - 30 credits
Managing Human Resources in Sport - 30 credits
Market Analysis for Sport - 30 credits
Principles, Practice and Governance in Sports Management - 30 credits
Professional Development in Sport Management - 30 credits

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