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MASport Management

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Entry requirements: 2:1
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Why study a sport management master's degree at Solent University

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in research, analysis and communication to apply to a career in sport management, leadership or governance fields.

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  • Students learn from an experienced course team with a broad range of academic and industry experience.
  • Critically evaluate current practice and engage in contemporary issues facing practitioners and develop skills to address these.
  • With sustainability built into the curriculum, the Strategic and Sustainable Sports Management module explores the application of management and leadership theory using the conceptual lens of sustainability.
  • Our dedicated Sports complex features two sports halls, a biomechnicas lab, a physiology lab, a public gym, a health and fitness and personal training teaching gym, and sport and exercise therapy clinics.
  • You could publish your own research paper through learning about the processes and academic debates around doing research, planning, submitting ethics, designing, conducting and then writing your research into a written and publishable format.
  • The course will equip you with research and academic skills helping you to pursue a PhD or an academic career.
  • Free sport education career consultation is delivered by our careers advice service, Solent Futures, which is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's student loan from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

Throughout the core modules, you will be encouraged to critically apply theories, concepts and frameworks in sport management. You will engage in debates and critical evaluation of the local, national and international context, enabling you to think critically about management in the sport industries.

Workshop delivery will involve critically evaluating current practice and engaging in debates with peers and lecturers. You’ll receive continual support through your studies with formative assessments, which will help to assess your knowledge and understanding.

Through choosing assessment titles related to your interest, you will be able to tailor the course towards your own specific career ambitions. Research informed teaching is embedded at Solent and is a key element of the course curriculum on this master’s programme. Staff delivering on the course are research active and have experience of working in the sector.

Please contact Anya Higgins, Course Leader, for an informal discussion about the programme.

Any questions?

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Course features

  • Built-in work experience placement

    As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

This course is suited to those who want a more complex understanding of the sport management industry and who want to develop their knowledge and skills to be able to work in a changing sport management sector.

While it is not essential that applicants possess a relevant undergraduate qualification in a sport, leisure, recreation and/or fitness and health oriented area, it will be imperative that an applicant possesses a certain level of experience, or at least a keen interest in at least one sport, leisure, recreation or fitness and health-related discipline.

What this course leads to

The broad nature of this degree opens up a number of career opportunities in the governing bodies in sport, the sport and health management sector, as well as Sport England.

  • Sports administration
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports management
  • Sport business
  • Governance and sport policy
  • Insight

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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