• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Business of Motorsport MA at De Montfort University is a programme that is specifically designed to meet the growing needs of the business side of motorsport. You will have the opportunity to explore the evolving and multi-faceted area of motorsport management through core and bespoke motorsport modules.

About

From governance, structure and the principles of sports law, through to the importance and interdependence of commercial rights holders, promoters, manufacturers, teams, sponsors and the role played by the media, this course is aimed at enhancing the career prospects of those with an aspiration of working within this exciting and challenging global industry.

You will develop knowledge of motorsport management and business in local, national and international settings. You will have access to a number of industry providers throughout your study. Career prospects for graduates of the Business of Motorsport MA at De Montfort University include sports industry jobs specific to motorsport including governance, sponsorship, brand management, finance and event management.

  • Valuable industry links in the UK and overseas, including established DMU relationships with various motorsport organisations including governing bodies and industry leaders in the world of motorsport
  • Academics with a motorsport background
  • Option to pursue an Executive Company Project with specific reference to the motorsport industry through established links
  • Access to business research that is cited as world leading and internationally excellent by the independent and peer assessed Research Excellence Framework
  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular presentations by leading business figures
  • Networking and peer support

Graduate careers

A Business of Motorsport MA will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

You may choose to pursue careers in sports management, motorsport management, sponsorship and brand management, motorsport event management or a variety of roles within the wider sports industries.

You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History, Structure and Governance of Motorsport
  • Site Visits, Foreign Trip and Motorsport Business Reflection
  • Ethics in Sports Management and Governance 
  • Mega-Events: Global Sport in Perspective 
  • Sponsorship Models in Elite Motorsport and the Role of the Media 
  • Commerce within Motorsport
  • Motorsport Brands, their Extension and Future Trends
  • Executive Company Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

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

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in a business or sport-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis. 
  • Candidates with significant managerial level work experience who do not hold a degree qualification will also be considered.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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