There’s never been a more exciting time to pursue careers within the global sport industry, which is booming in terms of greater sport participation, the development of new sports, a growth in sport facilities and a flourishing of sport events taking place around the world.
There is the opportunity to convert the MSc Sport Management into the MSc Sport Management with Professional Experience award, if you are able to secure a relevant work placement, which can be up to 12-months long. Securing a placement will be the responsibility of the student, but they will be offered the support of the Faculty’s Business Futures team and professional networks.
There are opportunities to do a consultancy project supported by an internship, subject to a competitive application and selection process, which greatly enhances the employability of students as it demonstrates their capacity to manage projects and put theory into practice. Internships may carry an additional cost, depending on the type of internship secured.
Our Master’s in Sport Management has been developed with feedback from employers and is designed with the needs of both you as the student, and the sports industry in mind. You will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and have the option of putting your learning into practice through a company internship, which will be subject to a competitive application process and may incur an additional cost. There is also the opportunity to undertake a student project – in the past these have been focused on organisations such as Tottenham Hotspur, Opta, CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) and the Football Foundation.
Special emphasis is placed on developing your analytical and creative skills, crucial for sound decision making, innovative problem solving and developing flexible business strategies, through the extensive use of examples, case studies, group work and projects.
You’ll be taught by expert staff who have mix of practitioner experience and high academic profiles, and who have published various academic work on different parts of the sport sector.