Sports Directorship, M.Sc. | Part time | UCFB x GIS | Manchester, United Kingdom
24 months
17500 GBP/year
17500 GBP/year
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Sports Directorship from UCFB x GIS will qualify you for one of the most important roles today in modern global sport, that of Sporting Director, and critically, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to equip you to sit in a strategic leadership role in a sporting organisation.


Sports Directorship from UCFB x GIS teaches a unique curriculum, tailored to meet the real demands of leading sports organisations. Covering sports leadership, personal development, masterminding innovation and change, sport governance and best practice – alongside a diverse range of hands-on extra-curricular activities – the course provided unrivalled preparation for the role of the sporting director.  


The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sport management. The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the sport management industry, spanning business development, marketing, finance, operations and media. The international elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress in a multi-billion-pound global industry.

The purpose of the course is to develop learners with the knowledge and skillsets required to move into a strategic leadership role at executive level within a sports organisation or sports business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Leadership in a Global Sporting Environment
  • Leading High Performance Sports Organisations in the Global Environment
  • Leading Innovation and Change in the Global Sports Industry
  • Financial, Legal and Media Issues for the Sporting Director
  • Applied Professional Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Copy of transcripts of highest qualification achieved and English translations (if applicable)
  • One academic and one professional reference and English translation (if applicable)
  • Copy of proof of English language level e.g. Academic IELTS certificate (if applicable)
  • Applicants who are successful in receiving an offer will receive a formal offer letter via email, confirming the offer and any conditions attached, such as completion of your honours degree with a 2:1 grade or receipt of references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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