24 months
7250 GBP/year
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The Leadership in Sport programme offered by the University of South Wales provides a focus on leadership development to aid current and future leaders in the sports industry.

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The nature of the sports industry is rapidly changing and there is a far greater need than ever before for sports development officers and sports coordinators to have core business and management skills which can help them to become the future leaders within the sector. 

The Leadership in Sport  programme offered by the University of South Wales  will be of particular interest to those who are already working in the sports industry or those who aspire to lead or manage within the sector. 

A sports context will drive discussions and facilitate learning, but given the transferability of the core leadership and management principles covered, the MA Leadership in Sport would also appeal to current or potential leaders in other sectors, who have an interest in sport and physical activity.


The need for relevant further education for sports professionals continues to increase given the highly competitive nature of the sport industry with hundreds applying for a handful of jobs. Current professionals and new applicants are therefore keen to gain a competitive edge over others for promotion, with postgraduate qualifications providing one such advantage

The MA Leadership in Sport aims and learning outcomes are focused upon students acquiring the knowledge and employability skills to gain employment within the sports sector with the aim of progressing into management roles USW Sport has a strong track record of creating employable graduates within the sports industry and beyond. 

This emphasis on student employability remains the core focus for the Sport academic subject area.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Project
  • Leading People in Sport
  • Sport Business Principles
  • Professional Work-Based Development
  • The High Performance Environment (Optional)
  • Effective Coaching (Optional)
  • Enterprise and Innovation in Sport (optional)
  • Strategic Leadership in Sport (optional)
  • Curriculum Design and Contemporary Approaches to Player Development (optional)
  • Pedagogy in Football (optional)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance to the course normally requires an Honours degree classification of at least a 2:2 in a relevant subject, although related work experience e.g. 3 years working in sports development, leisure management or coaching, can also be taken into account. An interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full-time UK:  £9000 per 20 credits
  • Part-time UK:  £1000 per 20 credits


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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