Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Sport Management and the Business of Football

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the football industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport and football business management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport and football sectors. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport, and in the business of football in particular. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport and football organisations, such as professional football clubs, sport governing bodies and media organisations. The programme is also ideal for members of supporters' organisations, government officials with responsibilities in the sport (specifically football) sectors, as well as people with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries. It is relevant for anyone seeking a broad education that will act as a platform for securing employment in the football industry or related sector. Highlights - A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport with particular reference to the football industry. - Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities. - The Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. - Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice. - We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions. - The Edwards Scholarship for Women in Sport is offered to an excellent and deserving female Home/EU student.

Entry requirements

MSc: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. International students who complete the Sport Management pathway on the International Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study (Graduate Diploma) by passing all four modules (Academic English Skills for Postgraduate Study; Approaches to Postgraduate Study; Professional Communication Skills; Approaches to Business and Management), including passing Approaches to Business and Management with 60%, are given automatic progression to this programme.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 17,850 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 17,850 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
02076316740