Sport Management (Sport), M.Sc. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
19950 EUR/year
8890 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This one year Sport Management (Sport) programme from University College Dublin is targeted at graduates aiming to develop a career in the Sport industry and also experienced professionals who wish to enhance their career opportunities within this field. 


The Sport Management (Sport) programme from University College Dublin provides graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical tools and techniques required to solve real life management challenges within the Sport industry.

The programme is informed by the exciting research carried out by our faculty and by Sport industry experts who contribute to both the design and delivery of the programme curriculum. Throughout the programme, students are provided with the opportunity to engage and network with leading figures from the Sport industry.

The programme also offers the  unique opportunity  to study how high performance sport is managed from government policy to the views of key stakeholders within a sport organisation, such as the CEO, the high performance director, the coach, support staff and athlete.

Careers & Employability

Our graduates who possess skills in the core management areas, are highly valued by employers within the Sports industry.  Many graduates are working in Ireland and internationally in a range of areas including national governing bodies, international sport federations, sports marketing and event management agencies, professional sports teams and community sport organisations.  Other recent graduates are pursuing PhD research in a range of sport related fields. Our graduates are employed in organisations such as:

  • World Rugby
  • Football Association of Ireland
  • GAA
  • Irish Rugby Football Union
  • Sport Ireland
  • Ireland Active
  • Leinster Rugby
  • Connacht Rugby

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport Governance & Law
  • Sport Leadership & People Management            
  • Strategy & Operations Management in Sport
  • Sports Marketing
  • The Management of High Performance Sport
  • Sport Event Management & Communications

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is intended for students with a primary degree in Sport, Recreation or Leisure Management, Sport, Exercise or Health Science or Business Studies. Students with a primary degree in other disciplines may also be considered. An upper second class honours, or international equivalent is typically required. Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge and passion for sport and sport related business. Experience working in sport is desirable. An interview with the Programme Director will also form part of the application process. 
  • Substantial relevant work experience or experiential learning may be considered as an alternative entry route.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, early application to the programme is encouraged.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8890 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8890 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time:

  • EU fee per year - €4,480
  • Non-EU fee per year - €13,200

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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