The role of a successful sports manager is changing, as new technologies, organisational cultures and social trends influence best practice. This degree has been designed to meet modern industry demands, focusing on the application of theory to practice across a range of sports management and business settings. A professional learning environment You’ll benefit from our professional sporting focus – we have successful sports businesses on site including our Championship Hartpury University RFC team, performance Sports Academies and an international equestrian events centre. As part of our Hartpury Sports Business Hub we have outstanding partnerships with professional sports clubs and organisations across the world. Your sports business consultancy project You’ll have unique access to leading academic and industry experts within the Hartpury Sports Business Hub; students on the MSc will also be supported to deliver their own sports consultancy project in collaboration with one of our industry partners or their own workplace, enabling them to find a solution to a pressing industry challenge. Partners include the likes of Cheltenham Racecourse, England Rugby, Cheltenham Town FC and more. A flexible management qualification This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a management-level career in a range of different sectors – from sports marketing and consultancy agencies to national governing bodies, leisure providers and charitable sectors. With both full and part-time learning options, you could study alongside existing employment or other commitments. As a graduate, you'll be equipped to meet the skills demands of the sports industry.
Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Strategic Leadership in Sports Management, Real World Issues in Sports Management, Digital Media and Marketing in Sports Management, Evaluation and Learning for Sports Management Practices, Sports Business Consultancy Project. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/postgraduate/msc-sports-management/
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of practical presentations and written assignments. Some modules will include a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based on one type only. Feedback will be given in written form, with the option for discussions with academic staff.
A typical offer for this course is an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or above in a relevant subject. The lowest offer for this course is a lower second-class honours degree (2:2)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Whole course|
Additional fee information
The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to compliment and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/postgraduate/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/ For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/