• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Sport Management programme at Birkbeck, University of London is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods.

About

This Sport Management programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers several key areas, such as sport event management, sport economics and sport competition design, sport marketing, and sport governance and regulation. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport

The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, sport governing bodies and media organisations. It is also ideal for members of supporters’ organisations, local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries. It is relevant for anyone seeking a broad general education in sport management with a view to switching career into the sport business sector.

We also offer an MSc Sport Management and Marketing and, for those individuals with an interest in the business of football, we offer an MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive review of the theory and practice of the business and management of sport. Visiting speakers include experts from the legal profession, football clubs and football regulatory authorities.
  • 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.
  • Linked to Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre, one of the world's leading centres for sport business and football research, teaching, training, consultancy and policy advice.
  • 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.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in sports administration, as consultants and/or business/administrative managers. Possible professions include consultant, business/administrative manager, or customer service manager. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within sports organisations, such as FIFA, and in becoming a sports administrator or sports development officer.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sport Economics and the Design of Competitions
  • Sport Event Management
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We try to give equal consideration to all applications received before the end of May.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
    • Duration description
       
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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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.

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

Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your postgraduate studies. The government has introduced new loans for postgraduate students and, alongside these, we also offer flexible payment options and a hardship fund to support students who experience a change of circumstances while studying.

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