12 months
27000 GBP/year
19500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


‌This unique Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries programme from University of Liverpool is the only masters-level qualification in the world to be delivered through an exclusive partnership with British Horseracing Authority, the Horserace Betting Levy Board and The Racing Foundation.

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The Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries programme from University of Liverpool combines the Management School’s expertise in sports industry management, with the specialist equine knowledge of the University’s School of Veterinary Science. As an MBA programme it has the real business focus that management positions in modern horseracing demand. This is based on links with key sectors of the industry — from racecourses, horseracing governance and administration, trainers, owners and breeders, to the gambling industry and the media.

The programme supports both those working in the horse racing and associated industries, and prospective career-changers, to develop their management and leadership skills. It is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online teaching, which allows participants to remain in full-time employment.

The core elements of the programme—leadership, strategy, organisations, marketing and managing financial resources—are delivered online.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can expect to access a range of senior functional and general management positions in the horseracing industry and associated industries.

A number of our MBA graduates already hold positions in the industry including: 

  • Ascot Racecourse
  • British Horseracing Authority
  • Bwin
  • Ladbrokes
  • Racecourse Media Group Limited
  • SportRadar
  • The Jockey Club

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Horseracing Industries
  • Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • International Business and the Global Environment 
  • Racecourse and Event Management
  • Equine Welfare and Ethics in the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries 
  • Strategy and Organisation 
  • Leadership, Management and Organisation 
  • Sport, the Law, Regulation and Integrity 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution.
  • Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries
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