• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Sport Governance programme at Birkbeck, University of London introduces you to issues of governance and regulation and how they apply in the sport industry. It provides you with a thorough introduction to theoretical issues in corporate governance and sport economics, and links these to the governance and regulation of sport in practice.

About

The Sport Governance programme at Birkbeck, University of London is ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, members of supporters' organisations and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field. It will also appeal to those with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries, or those seeking a broad, general education in sport management with a view to switching career into the sport business sector.

Teaching on the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Management/Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Governance is also informed by the activities of the academic staff in the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Birkbeck’s designated research centre for the study of sport business.

Highlights

  • Discusses the 'peculiar economics' of the sport industry and the need for appropriate forms of regulation.
  • You will acquire the learning and research skills, and competencies, that are viewed as transferable and career-enhancing.
  • An opportunity to progress to the MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football.
  • The Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in sports clubs, governing bodies, retail and the media. Possible professions include fitness centre manager, sports development officer, or sports administrator. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within local government, as well as in becoming a customer service manager or outdoor activities/education manager. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Corporate Governance
  • International Sport Law
  • Sport Economics and the Design of Competitions
  • Sport Governance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
    • Duration description
       
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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