University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Sport Policy, Management and International Development

The programme critically examines the commercialised and mediatised world of professional sport, and the important realms of community recreation and physical activity; recognising that sport managers operate in a highly politicised environment. The programme reviews the role of government policy in shaping sporting opportunities and sport�s contribution to social policy agendas; it also examines sport�s role in peace and reconciliation, leadership development, gender empowerment and disease prevention across the world. The programme focuses on areas and issues of specific relevance to the management of sport organisations.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent; work experience (paid or voluntary) in sport management is desirable, but not essential; alternatively applicants may be considered on the basis of employment or other relevant experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based: total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); CPE: grade C; CAE: grade B.

Course modules

Classes are a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, industry visits and discussions. Modules include: sport and the media; sport marketing and communications; sport policy; sport resource management; sport, society and international development; research methods; and a dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

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