Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Sport Management

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, sport-related businesses, 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

MSc

You take 7 compulsory modules, choose 1 option module and complete a 12,000-word dissertation on any aspect of the sport industry.
Full-time modules:

Research Methods in Management I;
Sport Event Management;
Sport in Society;
Sport Policy and Development;
Sports Economics;
Sports Governance and Regulation;
Strategic Sport Marketing.

Part-time modules Year 1:

Research Methods in Management I;
Sport Event Management;
Sport in Society;
Sports Economics;
Strategic Sport Marketing.

Part-time modules Year 2:

Sport Policy and Development;
Sports Governance and Regulation.

Option modules:

International Sports Law;
Sport Labour Markets.

MSc Sport Management dissertation:

MSc Dissertation.

PgCert

You take 4 compulsory modules.
Modules:

Sport Event Management;
Sports Economics;
Sports Governance and Regulation;
Strategic Sport Marketing.

MRes

You take 8 compulsory modules and complete a 12,000-word dissertation on any aspect of the sport industry. Full-time modules: International sports law; research methods in management 1; sport business and event management; sport in society; sport policy and development; sports economics; sports governance and regulation; 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.

Assessment methods

MSc

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

PgCert

A combination of examinations and coursework

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2017 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2018 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2018 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6740