12 months
16200 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This International Sports Business Management postgraduate degree from University of Lincoln has been designed to examine critically the business decisions that shape this lucrative global industry.

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From the outset, the programme focuses on the international business management of the sports sector, and explores the culture, policy, impact, and delivery of sporting opportunities. It aims to develop students’ skills for the critical analysis of sport, sport spaces, products, services, and operations.

This International Sports Business Management  postgraduate degree from University of Lincoln  can help to empower students to be critical thinkers in the global world of sports business in order to lead and develop industry practices and processes in responsible and strategically mindful ways.

Students have the opportunity to explore the challenges facing sports leaders and sports managers across the globe, including the aspects of innovative value creation, strategic leadership, management, finance, equality, and sustainability.

By developing the specialist knowledge and skills required, we aim for our postgraduate students to become globally prepared managers and leaders within an ever-changing society.

The course is offered with two separate pathways. Students can either complete one year of study, or undertake a two-year course where one year is spent in Professional Practice to gain hands-on experience through a paid placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by academic staff.

Career Opportunities

Regardless of the pathway chosen, students successfully completing this course are prepared for a career in a wide range of sectors, including the leisure, tourism, and events industries.

The University Careers and Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information, and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation and Value Creation in Sport Business
  • Strategic Challenges for International Sports Business

  • Society, Policy and Ethics in Sport

  • International Entrepreneurship

  • Leadership Development

  • Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making

  • Research Methods

  • Personal Professional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

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.


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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