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Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management)

12 months
13750 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


This Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management) course at University of Bedfordshire is designed for recent graduates who are looking to develop their career in the industry. It will support you in developing the knowledge and skills required to gain entry to the sector.


It will deepen your critical understanding of the issues facing professionals in sport and physical activity settings in the UK and around the world.

Taking a practical, research based approach, the course will give you the opportunity to analyse examples of best practice, develop understanding of the latest leadership and management techniques and undertake research into an industry based project of your choice.

As a global industry, sport and physical activity offers employment opportunities all over the world. For those ambitious, future professionals who are looking to develop their career in a sport and physical activity leadership or management position, this is the course for you.

  • Full Time - Over 1 Year: 2 x half day sessions per week
  • Part Time - Over 2 Years: 1 x half day sessions per week

Why choose this Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management) course at University of Bedfordshire?

  • Develop an advanced understanding of managing and leading programmes and organisations in sport and physical activity
  • Develop your applied knowledge by analysing developing and implementing new, creative and innovative ideas to engage people into sport and physical activity participation
  • Gain the necessary personal competencies, applied practical skill-sets and subject expertise to become a theoretically informed and reflective practitioner
  • Develop your personal and professional network and benefit from our links with Sport England, Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, private sector employers and European Partners
  • Receive support from industry mentors, who are studying on our MA Sport and Physical Activity (Executive Leadership) course
  • Exchange knowledge with aspiring graduates in the Physical Education industry by attending units that will also include students from the MA Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy course.
  • Gain experience of working with employers to investigate and analyse real industry problems and develop the ability to develop innovative solutions
  • Undertake a semester long research project on a chosen topic, working with an employer of your choice
  • Study using range of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, online learning, action learning and tutorials
  • Learn from a team who have a wide range of academic expertise and experience in specific subject areas such as policy, management, leadership and the sociology of sport.

Programme Structure


  • Behavioural Science And Public Health 
  • Contemporary Sports Policy 
  • Critical Issues In Sport And Physical Activity 
  • International Development Of Sport 
  • Managing Sport And Physical Activity 
  • Research Methods For Sport, Physical Activity And Education 
  • Sport And Physical Activity Masters Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A completed application form signed by you (an electronic signature is fine)

  • Copies of your official academic qualifications and certificates, including proof of your level of English Language
  • A one-page personal statement. This should tell us why you want to study your chosen course.
  • A copy of your current valid passport details
  • Please submit copies of any UK Visa that you have held and any documentation relating to previous visa refusals from any country

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • For EU students the standard fee is £8,250 per year.

Living costs for Bedford

660 - 1140 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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Sport and Physical Activity (Leadership and Management)
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