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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

The growth of the sport industry has prompted the need for a more professional and commercial orientation for managing sport. The MSc Sport Management course responds to this market demand by providing a critical and applied examination of research and practice essential for developing future sport managers.

This course is ideal for students with a sports psychology or coaching degree who would like to develop their sport management skills as well as those with non-related sports degrees. You'll develop a higher level understanding of management principles and their application to the sport industry. This will allow you to advance your knowledge of the processes by which sport has become a global phenomenon within the wider service and entertainment industry, the subsequent tensions that have emerged, and the implications for the future development and management of sport.

Taught by our team of research-active experts, who regularly offer advice to organisations in the sport management sector, you will have the chance to listen to and network with guest speakers as well as take part in site visits to sporting facilities across the UK.

Sport scholarships

If you’re passionate about sport and you’re a high performing sport athlete with the desire to continue developing your talents whilst you’re studying, then have a look at our BU Sport Scholarships which are available to help support you financially. Assistance provided for coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses and/or support services.

Gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation delivered by Programme Co-ordinator Gary Evans.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data, unless otherwise stated.

For 2020/21 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time (16 months with optional study exchange). January: 16 months full-time (18 months with optional study exchange), 2 years with optional 30-week work placement or 2 years part-time

Accreditations:

Club Managers Association of Europe

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Course details

If you want to study part-time, you’ll study alongside full-time students over two years. You'll be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, along with your dissertation towards the end of your second year. The timetable for when units take place varies each year but the typical delivery for one unit is four hours a week, split between two sessions, so you will be required to be on campus at least two days a week. We can work with you to consider the timetable and make an appropriate individual plan in terms of which order to study which units.

Download the programme specification (pdf 570kb)

Your application

This course will be suited to applicants who:

  • Enjoy working with other people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds
  • Are strong team players
  • Have a passion for sport management.

Entry requirements

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before you complete your dissertation.

The placement should be a paid job but voluntary work can be just as enjoyable.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Careers

This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career working for national sporting governing bodies, sports consultancy enterprises, schools and specialist sports colleges, community groups and charitable sporting organisations.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the tourism sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course.

Course changes

What our students say

James Lee

Your “Professional and Personal Development Framework” will support your academic performance and individual development and help to plan how to move towards that ultimate goal.

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Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

You’ll learn from people with first-hand knowledge, well respected in industry. We use our experience and insights to give in-depth understanding of the subject.

What our graduates think

Natalie Brett

After graduating from BU I returned to Canada and was chosen to be a Capacity Support Officer with Commonwealth Games Canada, first in the Falkland Islands then in Botswana assisting in the preparation for the London Olympics.