Sport Management (Part-Time) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Looking to further your career in the sport management industry? This master's in sport management will give you the advanced knowledge and skills required for a successful career in sport management. You will develop skills in research, analysis and communication to apply to any career in the sport management, leadership or governance field. 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.

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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.


Year one modules Core modules Strategic and Sustainable Sports Management The module explores the application of management and leadership theory using the conceptual lens of sustainability in order to examine practical applications across a variety of ecologically valid scenarios from differing sectoral and organisationally structured contexts. Policy in Practice You will study a range of policy and practice considerations relating to your specific course area and ask yourself: why do we have policy; how has it developed over time; and what is its key priority? Research Methods in Sport This module will help you develop the necessary skills to undertake research and design your research at master’s degree level. Year two modules Core modules Strategic Sports Marketing The module explores the application of marketing theory and practical operation of marketing across a variety of ecologically valid scenarios. Research Paper You will learn about the processes and academic debates around doing research, planning, submitting ethics, designing, conducting and writing your research into a written and publishable format.

How to apply

International applicants

Students who require a visa to study in the UK should look to apply for the full-time course.

Entry requirements

- Honours degree at 2:1 or above (in a related discipline) and/or an equivalent professional qualification. - Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: - IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component - TOEFL IBT 92 with a minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking - Duolingo English Language Test - 115 overall with minimum of 100 in each component or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3950 Year 1
Scotland £3950 Year 1
Wales £3950 Year 1
Channel Islands £3950 Year 1

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact [email protected].

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Sport Management (Part-Time) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS