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 sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport 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 sector. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters� organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Course structure You take 8 compulsory modules and complete a 12,000-word dissertation on any aspect of the football industry.Full-time modules: International sports law; research methods in management I; sport business and event management; sport policy and development; sports economics; sports governance and regulation; strategic management (postgraduate); strategic sport marketing. If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Management. Progress to a PhD will normally be dependent on gaining at least a merit grade in the Master's programme. It will also be dependent on a member of the teaching staff agreeing to act as principal supervisor for your PhD research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 4,975 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 4,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6740/6776