Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Sport Management, Governance and Policy

This Master's degree introduces you to issues of governance and regulation and how they apply in the sport industry. It provides you with a thorough introduction to theoretical issues in corporate governance and sport economics, and links these to the governance and regulation of sport in practice. The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, members of supporters' organisations and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field. It will also appeal to those with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

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

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

Corporate Governance;
International Sports Law;
Research Methods in Management I;
Sport in Society;
Sport Policy and Development;
Sports Economics;
Sports Governance and Regulation.

Part-time modules Year 1:

Corporate Governance;
International Sports Law;
Research Methods in Management I;
Sports Economics;
Sports Governance and Regulation.

Part-time modules Year 2:

Sport in Society;
Sport Policy and Development.

Option modules:

Sport Event Management;
Sport Labour Markets;
Strategic Sport Marketing.

MSc Sport Management, Governance and Policy dissertation:

MSc Dissertation.

Assessment methods

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

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
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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School of Management
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020 7631 6740