Sport Management

Loughborough University

12 months
23500 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Leading research supports and enhances the teaching of the Sport Management MSc programme at Loughborough University, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly expanding global sports industry.​


Key study areas include sport markets and industries, service quality in sport, the economics of sport and leisure, sport governance, policy and law, management of human resources, research methods, accounting, marketing, strategic management and more.

With strong links existing between the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and various sport management practitioners across the UK, we host guest speakers who present interesting and relevant case studies and provide opportunities for you to network with key players in the industry.

You will address topics such as professional sport marketing strategies, new sport policies, and the governance of sport federations. You will develop strong team working skills through regular group work, skills which are paramount for a successful career in the global sport industry. The degree will develop your practical skills to work in the sport industry internationally.

The Sport Management MSc programme at Loughborough University typically attracts students from over 20 different countries around the world, so you'll be a part of a vibrant and diverse postgraduate learning community, with a shared interest in the business of sport.


Loughborough Sport Management graduates are known around the world for their engagement in the sport sector. Typical roles include:

  • sport marketing managers
  • health and fitness/facility managers
  • sport and leisure consultants
  • sports development officers
  • local authority sport and leisure officers
  • national sport federation officers

Some graduates go on to undertake PhD research as a gateway into academic or high level policy positions. 

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Adidas, Trainee Sports Management Specialist
  • Arena Sports, Sport & Events Manager
  • Australian Rules Football Association in India, National Development Officer
  • England Handball Association, North West Handball Development Officer
  • Escape Fitness, Marketing Executive
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education – Switzerland, Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economics of Innovation in Sport 
  • Human Resource Management in the Sport Industry 
  • Research Methods and Skills for Sport Managers
  • Accounting for Decision Making 
  • Global Sport Marketing and Media
  • Managing Strategy Development in Sports Organisations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Any applications or results submitted after this date will only be considered if there are still places on the programme or time to obtain a student visa.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science or social science discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

The fee stated is for a full-time student. Part-time students should divide the fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition.


British Marshall Scholarships

  • Awards are open to US citizens who are graduates of US universities, to undertake study in any subject leading to a degree at a UK university.

Dean’s Award for Enterprise Scholarship

  • The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for UK, EU and international students with an inspiring business idea.

Loughborough Sports Scholarship

  • To support the sporting and academic development of talented student athletes. The level of support varies by sport and performance level.

Alumni Bursary

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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