International Sport Management at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview The MSc International Sport Management has been specifically designed to provide you with the understanding and skills to pursue a career in national and international sporting organisations. You’ll gain the know-how to manage staff from a range of unique disciplines and diverse backgrounds towards attaining excellence in the management of sports activities, events, and services. You’ll also understand the wider policy, social and political context within which these organisations operate. During the master’s degree, you’ll develop core business knowledge and understanding with emphasis on the study of topics central to sports management in both national and international contexts and reflecting sport’s wider institutional and social nature. You’ll gain knowledge and a critical awareness of a broad spectrum of current issues and research relating to theories, concepts and principles underpinning international sport management practice. You’ll apply your knowledge to appraise current and future sporting environments to make sense of practical and policy implications. You’ll have a practical understanding of how research and scientific enquiry can be used to evaluate and respond to tactical and strategic issues of concern for the practice of sports and sports organisations. The MSc will provide you with the skills to apply your knowledge and understanding to professional practice and solve sport management problems. Beyond subject knowledge and skills, you’ll gain key transferrable skills which will aid you throughout your professional career. You’ll be able to effectively work independently and in a team, identify areas for continued professional development, communicate effectively by written and verbal means, apply ICT resources for maximising impact, and evaluate a wide range of graphical and numerical data. This invaluable skillset will make you highly sought after upon graduation. You’ll gain a theoretical understanding and applied skill set in areas such as competitive strategy, leadership, finance, governance, and management in an international sporting context. You’ll make use of world-class facilities at Oriam, Scotland’s Sport Performance Centre, and have access to a variety of student sports clubs through HWU Sport Union. You may have the opportunity to Go Global on our Inter-Campus Transfer. Opportunities for postgraduate study abroad are assessed on a case-by-case basis and if you are interested in studying at our Dubai campus or Malaysia campus for a semester or longer, you should contact the Go Global Team. Industry We work closely with industry to ensure our course content is up-to-date and reflects the current and emerging needs of industry and employers. You’ll gain the right blend of knowledge, practical skills, and soft skills to set you up for life after graduation. The International Sport Management master’s degree will equip you with the mind-set, knowledge and expertise to manage people in a diverse and challenging workplace. The degree will provide you with the crucial blend of skills that employers so desperately seek. You’ll gain experience in online collaborative working, business communications, and synthesising diverse information sources, which is highly valued by employers worldwide. During your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake a professional practice placement course to gain industry experience and apply your knowledge.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have a good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. English language requirements If English is not your first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above. Please refer to English language requirements for further details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9120 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9120 Whole course
Scotland £9120 Whole course
Wales £9120 Whole course
International £19752 Whole course

Additional fee information

UK – £9,152 (full-time) and £4,576 (part-time) Overseas – £20,376 (full-time) and £10,188 (part-time)
International Sport Management at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS