Sport Management at University of Bath - UCAS

Course summary

Gain a critical appreciation of the sports industry. Develop the ability to lead organisations affiliated with sport across private, public, and voluntary sectors. The MSc Sport Management has been co-developed by the Department for Health and the School of Management. Through the course, you'll cover the diverse theories and methods relevant to the Sport Management industry. The course will draw upon expertise from industry partners to deliver content with real-world application. You'll also cover core management concepts and practices focusing on the types of business involved in sport and exercise provision. The course is designed for both recent graduates of sport or management undergraduate degrees, as well as current practitioners working within the sport, exercise or health sectors. However, students with an undergraduate degree in any subject are welcome to apply. Practice Track The Practice Track is an alternative to a dissertation. It’s your chance to work on a consultancy or research-based project with an external organisation, using the skills and knowledge you’ll gain during your studies. You’ll conduct appropriate research, analyse data (if necessary) and share your solution as a written report and presentation. The Practice Track is usually a group activity, but you can do it alone. You will benefit from our well-established business connections across the sports industry, both in the UK and overseas. Graduate prospects This course will prepare you for a variety of roles such as:

  • sport development officer
  • sport administrator
  • sport agent
  • sport marketer
  • event manager
  • sport consultancy
  • sport entrepreneurship


This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. Compulsory course units These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units. Semester 1 Research methods Business management Sport marketing and promotional culture Sport leadership and athlete management Semester 2 Research methods Business management Managing sport development Summer Select one unit from: Sport management dissertation Sport management practice track

Assessment method

Coursework Essay Presentations Thesis Other

Entry requirements

British qualifications You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in any subject. You will need to submit a personal statement when you apply which: *provides evidence of how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course *documents and expresses your reasons for wishing to study Sport Management at the University of Bath *outlines your subsequent and future career intentions and aspirations We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. English language requirements You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

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Sport Management at University of Bath - UCAS